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9-month-old infant dies after being shot by 5-year-old brother

Elmo - A northwest Missouri family is reeling after a five-year-old boy fatally shot his nine-month-old brother with his grandfather's revolver.

14-year-old boy shoots, kills another teen to protect his grandma

Charlotte - A juvenile shot and killed another teen during an apparent home invasion, and the deceased's brother has been charged in connection with the break-in.

3-year-old Montana boy killed during game of 'gun tag'

Charlo - A Montana man is behind bars, charged with negligent homicide after fatally shooting a three-year-old boy during a game of "gun tag."

Op-Ed: Chicago: 82 shot, 14 killed during July 4th holiday

Chicago - Within 84 hours there were 82 casualties and 14 dead. The statistics aren’t from Syria or Iraq, they are from Chicago, Illinois; Windy City USA.

Girl, 17, shot execution style on a Newark, NJ street

Newark - Police in Newark, New Jersey are searching for the killer or killers of a promising 17-year-old cheerleader who was shot in the head while walking down a street on the weekend.

California mother loses 2 sons to gun violence in past 19 days

Oakland - A California woman is now childless after both of her teenage sons were shot to death on the streets of Oakland within the past 19 days.

'Hero' teen who saved children shot dead in Indiana

Noblesville - A teenage girl known as a hero in her Indiana hometown for saving two children who fell through the ice at a local reservoir has died in what appears to be a tragic shooting accident.

San Francisco man allegedly kills another for his PlayStation 4

San Francisco - A San Francisco man is behind bars, accused of shooting dead another young man for his Sony PlayStation 4 last Sunday afternoon.

Pregnant teen shot dead in Charlotte

Charlotte - A pregnant North Carolina teenager was shot dead as she slept on her couch in a crime-plagued area of west Charlotte early Wednesday morning.

Parents charged in fatal shooting of South Carolina toddler

Hartsville - The parents of a 21-month-old South Carolina girl who was shot to death on Monday have been arrested and charged in connection with her murder.

Op-Ed: The impact of gun violence in America

Today, gun violence has become more prevalent and sadly the norm. Seeking an end to the problem will take long-term solutions, which include understanding why a rift exists on an issue that will not end quite so swiftly.

Father charged after 2-year-old fatally shoots herself

Fayetteville - The teenage father of a North Carolina toddler who shot herself to death with a loaded handgun he left under a sofa has been arrested and charged with manslaughter.

Father kills 9-year-old son, himself, at New Hampshire YWCA

Manchester - A New Hampshire man shot his nine-year-old son to death before turning the gun on himself in a murder-suicide during a supervised visit at a YWCA office on Sunday.

Bloody Chicago: 7 killed, 36 others shot over weekend

Chicago - In a particularly bloody weekend even by Chicago standards, seven people were killed and three dozen more were wounded by gun violence between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.

Santa Monica shooting suspect identified

Santa Monica - Authorities in California have identified the suspected gunman in Friday's Santa Monica shooting rampage that left at least four people dead.

11-year-old NYC girl paralyzed by stray bullet

New York - An 11-year-old Brooklyn girl may never walk again after being hit by a stray bullet on Friday night, and the accused gunman laughed when police informed him of the damage he allegedly inflicted.

Marine killed by cops after deadly Texas shooting spree

Eden - A US Marine was shot dead by police after killing one person and wounding five others during a Sunday shooting spree in central Texas.

Florida boy, 11, dies after being accidentally shot by 4-year-old

Lake City - An 11-year-old North Florida boy has died two days after being accidentally shot by a four-year-old identified as a relative.

Grandmother, young couple, 2 sons shot dead in Illinois town

Manchester - A grandmother, a young couple and their two sons were found shot dead in a home in a small Illinois town on Wednesday morning. The suspected gunman was killed in a shootout with police during a chase.

15-year-old shot dead blocks from Obama's Chicago home

Chicago - A 15-year-old Chicago boy was found shot to death in a backyard Monday night just four blocks away from President Barack Obama's home on the city's South Side.

Op-Ed: Crime will NOT decrease because of gun-free zones!

New York police are searching for kidnappers as a couple were forced into a vehicle at gunpoint according to witnesses! New York is one of the toughest cities for a law abiding citizen to get a concealed carry permit in, but criminals don't seem to mind!

6-month-old girl shot in Chicago drive-by dies

Chicago - A 6-month-old infant who was shot along with her father on Chicago's South Side on Monday has died of her injuries in a local hospital.

Four people, including gunman, dead in California shooting spree

Orange - Four people, including the alleged gunman, are dead following a southern California carjacking and shooting rampage that occurred in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday morning.

Chicago teen mom shot on same day sister attends Obama gun speech

Chicago - A young Chicago mother was shot to death just hours after her younger sister attended President Barack Obama's speech condemning gun violence.

Alabama Hostage Suspect: Who is Jimmy Lee Dykes?

Montgomery - The Alabama hostage crisis, which resulted in the death of a 66-year-old school bus driver, Charles Albert Poland Jr., and the hostage taking of five-year-old Ethan by Jimmy Lee Dykes, is into its seventh day. Who is Jimmy Lee Dykes?

Immigrant who turned into wrong driveway shot dead in Georgia

Lilburn - An elderly Georgia man has been charged with shooting dead a Cuban immigrant who mistakenly turned into his driveway on Saturday night.

Video: Chicago mother loses fourth and last son to gun violence

Chicago - Gun violence in Chicago on Saturday claimed several lives, including the life of a 34-year-old man Ronnie Chambers. Chambers' mother Shirley says Ronnie was her youngest son and the fourth child she has lost to gun violence in Chicago.

House GOP leader blames gun violence on 'welfare moms'

The fifth-highest ranking Republican member of the US House of Representatives blamed America's epidemic of gun violence on psychotropic drugs and "welfare moms" who commit Social Security fraud.

3 shot at Texas college; alleged gunman arrested

Houston - An argument in the library of a Texas community college ended with shots fired and three people hospitalized with injuries.

Mentally ill convicted killer gets gun permit, buys arsenal

Watertown - A Minnesota man who shot his mother to death and was hospitalized for mental illness has managed to amass a small arsenal of guns and ammunition using a legally-obtained firearms permit.
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