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Trump aide: 'Immorality,' not guns, to blame for Chicago crime

Chicago - As President Donald Trump said on Friday he was sending federal agents to Chicago to fight an "epidemic" of gun crime, a White House spokeswoman raised eyebrows and ire by claiming the main cause of violence in the city was a lack of "morality."

Pro-gun House Majority Whip Scalise wounded in VA mass shooting

Alexandria - House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), a staunch gun rights advocate, a legislative aide and two Capitol Hill Police officers were reportedly wounded in a mass shooting at a Wednesday morning Republican Congressional baseball team practice in Virginia.

Two preteens shot in separate incidents minutes apart in Chicago

Chicago - Two girls, ages 11 and 12, were shot in unrelated incidents on Chicago’s South Side Saturday evening. Both girls were shot in the head and remain in critical condition in hospital. The shootings occurred within half an hour of each other.

Kalamazoo shooting rampage leaves at least 6 dead

Kalamazoo - A Kalamazoo, Michigan man has been arrested after allegedly going on a shooting rampage, killing six people and wounding at least two others.

Op-Ed: As gun debate heats up, social media fans flames of fanaticism

San Francisco - As President Barack Obama announced unilateral executive action to curb what he and many observers call an "epidemic of gun violence," social media users on both sides of the gun control debate continued to ratchet up their polarized rhetoric.

President Obama announces executive action on gun control

Washington - An emotional President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced new executive actions meant to curb what he called America's "gun violence epidemic."

Mother of 5 and NIU student killed by Chicago police

Chicago - A mother of five and a teen college student were shot and killed by police responding to a domestic violence call in Chicago's West Side early Saturday morning.

12-year-old girl among 3 Richmond shooting deaths in 24 hours

Richmond - Police in Richmond, Virginia are investigating five separate shootings that left three people, including a 12-year-old girl, dead and four others injured within a 24-hour-period over the weekend.

Shots fired at vigil for 13-year-old Houston drive-by victim

Houston - Gunshots rang out at a Sunday evening vigil for a 13-year-old Houston girl killed in a drive-by shooting the night before.

Op-Ed: 2016 and the hysterical, mindless ugliness of American politics

Washington - Even thinking about American politics is ugly. Its insanity is its defining feature. The country is no longer functioning on basic levels. The rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump reflects more polarization in both parties.

Artist killed while painting anti-violence mural in Oakland

Oakland - A California muralist was shot and killed on Tuesday morning while painting an anti-violence community art piece in Oakland.

Gunman opens fire while in line at a Wendy's drive thru

Chicago - Two men reportedly sustained minor injuries after they were shot at just before midnight Thursday while in line at a Wendy's fast food drive-thru in suburban Chicago.

Woman shot child case worker over custody dispute; 3 others dead

Barre - A Vermont woman is accused of fatally shooting a children's services case worker Friday just weeks after the suspect learned she'd lost a custody dispute for her daughter.

At least 1 person shot outside 'draw Muhammad' contest in Texas

Garland - At least one person was shot Sunday at an anti-Islam event in Garland, Texas, with two suspects shot dead by a police SWAT team.

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.
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