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    Mass shootings increased during the COVID-19 pandemic starting in May 2020, a new study finds. Researchers from Harvard Medical School and the University of Chicago looked at mass shootings in 2020 compared to previous years. They found that 88 shootings occurred in July 2020 in comparison with 42 in July 2019 and 45 in July 2018. In addition, an average...
    Getty Katy Perry's song "Teenage Dream" takes on a whole new meaning in a new gun violence PSA. Katy Perry’s 2010 song “Teenage Dream” typically conjures up rosy images of a love that makes you feel young again. But a new PSA video released by Sandy Hook Promise is using the song in a new way: to shed...
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is expected to announce an effort to sue local gangs as a way to curb rampant gun violence, according to a local affiliate report.  The Democratic mayor is expected to announce a plan that would allow city attorneys to take legal action against gang affiliated offenders, FOX 32 Chicago reported. A spokesperson for Lightfoot’s office would...
    OPA-LOCKA (CBSMiami) – An 8-year-old Opa-locka boy who was wounded in a crossfire between two people on Saturday afternoon is speaking out, saying he is recovering and hopes the criminals will be caught. Mauri Robinson was playing with friends near his apartment at 220 Dunad Avenue at 1:30 Saturday afternoon when he and his loved ones say a bullet from...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – District Attorney Larry Krasner will announce the fifth round of grant awards to community-based organizations whose work helps address some of the root causes of violence in Philadelphia. He will also provide information on how other grassroot organizations can apply for future funding. Representatives from the community-based organizations receiving awards, as well as community members who have...
    CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot is pushing an ordinance allowing the city’s top lawyer to sue street gangs and alleged gang members, but critics say the effort was being rushed and relies on a much-criticized gang database riddled with bad information.  The ordinance mirrors a state law and would empower the city’s Corporation Counsel, currently Celia Meza, to bypass the...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — At least 62 people have been shot so far this weekend in Chicago, and six of them have died. Eleven of the victims so far have been children under age 18. READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Boy Shot While Walking Dog In South Austin Early Monday morning, a 16-year-old boy was shot while walking his dog in the South...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — At least 48 people have been shot so far this weekend in Chicago, and six of them have died. Eight of the victims so far have been children under age 18, including a 12-year-old boy who was shot and killed in the South Chicago neighborhood. READ MORE: 1 Killed, 5 Wounded In West Pullman Mass Shooting ...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — At least 31 people have been shot so far this weekend in Chicago, and four of them have died. Seven of the victims so far have been children under age 18, including a 12-year-old boy who was shot and killed in the South Chicago neighborhood. READ MORE: Chicago Marks 20th Anniversary Of 9/11 Attacks; We Must Remember...
    Patrons heading to Walnut Creek for the weekend night life will see more police officers walking around downtown following gunfire and the arrest of a bouncer in two separate incidents last weekend, police said. In a statement from spokeswoman Lt. Holley Connors, police said the officers will be patrolling during the busiest times for dining, bar hopping and other entertainment....
    President Joe Biden released a statement Thursday in which he blamed Republicans for David Chipman’s failed nomination and pledged to continue working toward more gun control. The statement began with Biden praising Chipman for his work with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), then moved to blamed Republicans for the Chipman nomination failure: Republicans in Congress have...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A cab driver who was shot while working in Harlem this weekend has died. Bahadur Singh cried for his son, Kuldip, who was caught in the crossfire while working as a cab driver. Through an interpreter, he told CBS2’s Dick Brennan he was devastated. READ MORE: Sources: Man Sets Off Explosive Device, Smashes Cars With Hammer...
    (CNN)Bennie Hargrove should be at school right now, scribbling in his notebook, eating lunch with his friends and sharing updates about life as a middle-schooler with his brother and sisters. Instead, his family, friends, classmates and teachers are left to mourn the 13-year-old after he was shot and killed, police said, while trying to de-escalate a conflict between his classmates...
    THIS is the horrific moment an assassin disguised as a Hasidic Jew executes his unsuspecting victim in broad daylight. Jermaine Dixon, 46, was shot dead as he tried to get in his car in Queens, New York on Monday morning. 4A gunman disguised as a Hasidic Jew shot dead Jermaine Dixon in broad daylight on MondayCredit: NYPD 4After shooting his...
    The White House is expected to withdraw its nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) in the face of bipartisan opposition, two sources familiar with the matter confirmed Thursday, dealing a blow to President BidenJoe BidenBiden administration readies lawsuit over Texas abortion law: Report Police expect Capitol fencing reinstalled for Sept. 18 rally Elder warns of...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Safe Streets in Belair-Edison received a $100,000 grant on Wednesday from the national gun control advocacy organization Everytown for Gun Safety. The grant was given to the Living Classrooms Foundation, a partner organization that helps the local violence intervention program’s operations in East Baltimore. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: Over 200 In ICU Beds, 21 Deaths In...
    After causing Americans to suffer whiplash over the past year and a half with conflicting and at times openly contradictory statements on how to deal with COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), seems now to have shifted focus to issues that more easily fit within the overarching themes driving the Biden-Harris administration: Racism, guns and climate change....
    CHICAGO (CBS) — At least 65 people were shot this Labor Day holiday weekend in Chicago, and six of them had been killed. At least eight of the victims were children, including a 4-year-old boy who was killed in a shooting in Woodlawn. READ MORE: Woman Who Survived Lakeview Hit-And-Run That Killed Best Friend Sophie Allen Wonders Why There Has...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — We’re digging for answers into the gun violence crisis in Chicago. Police blame some of the violence on illegal guns brought in from other states, and they’re starting to crack down on it. As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported Monday night, victims of gun violence say it’s about time. READ MORE: Dennis Green, 38, Charged With...
    Authorities are cracking down on so-called "straw purchases" that have helped fuel gun violence in Chicago this year. There have been more than 2,300 shootings in Chicago this year. During Labor Day weekend, five people were killed and dozens others were wounded following a spate of gun violence, CBS Chicago reported. Authorities have said straw purchases — when a third party...
    DENVER (CBS4) – A new law named after a young woman who was killed with a stolen gun will go into effect on Tuesday. The Isabella Joy Thallas Act requires gun owners to report lost or stolen firearms to law enforcement within five days of realizing it. Thallas was shot and killed in June of 2020 when she was walking...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — At least 57 people had been shot this Labor Day holiday weekend in Chicago as of Monday morning, and four of them had been killed. A 4-year-old boy was among those who were killed. At least nine of the other surviving victims were under 18. READ MORE: 10 People Displaced By House Fire In West Englewood ...
    (CNN)It's Labor Day! If you have the day off, you might be curious about what's open and what's closed. At the White House, there is no rest, as President Biden tackles multiple crises. Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today"...
    HARWOOD HEIGHTS, Ill. (CBS) — Harwood Heights police were involved in a standoff with a suspect Sunday night. A SWAT team was at the scene Sunday evening on Odell Avenue between Lawrence and Leland avenues. READ MORE: 4-Year-Old Mychal Moultry Dies After Being Shot In Woodlawn Friday Night Some witnesses got stuck on Lawrence Avenue because cars could not get...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Spikes in violence are typical during holiday weekends, and this Labor Day weekend in Chicago has been no exception. As CBS 2’s Marissa Parra reported, a small antiviolence group gathered in the South Austin neighborhood late Sunday afternoon. The same group was out during the July 4th holiday weekend, and they came back Sunday in anticipation of...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — At least 49 people had been shot this Labor Day holiday weekend in Chicago as of Sunday afternoon, and three of them had been killed. At least nine of the surviving victims were under 18, with the youngest being just 4 years old. READ MORE: 2 Shot In Broad Daylight In Humboldt Park; One In Critical Condition...
    HOUSTON (AP) — Texas’ new law allowing most people to carry handguns in public without a permit or training came in part from the belief by many Texans that the best way to prevent crime and stop an armed bad guy is to make sure an armed good guy is nearby. Gov. Greg Abbott and his Republican allies in the...
    OAKLAND — After a 55 year-old man became the fifth person killed in Oakland in less than a week and the city’s 87th homicide victim this year, the police chief and local clergy issued a public plea Thursday for a stop to the gun violence. “This is a call to action for everyone in this city, at every level,” police...
    Texas residents who legally own firearms can now carry the weapons openly without a permit or training amid a 14% rise in shootings in the state this year.   Gov. Greg Abbot signed the 'constitutional carry' law, which went into effect on Wednesday, despite opposition from policing leaders and gun control advocates.  The Republican governor said  the new law 'instilled freedom...
    San Francisco’s latest liberal strategy aimed at addressing the city’s spike in crime and gun violence is to pay people $300 a month - if they promise not to shoot each other. City officials claim the controversial pilot scheme is based on the theory that criminals' bleak financial circumstances cause them to carry out violent crimes. “In many cases, sadly,...
    A 32-year-old woman was shot in Brooklyn after two gunmen racing by on Razor scooters opened fire on Wednesday afternoon, according to police. The woman was walking in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Myrtle Avenue at Tompkins Avenue when she heard shots and realized she'd been shot in her right hip, The New York Post reported.  The injured woman - who has not been named by...
    In addition, participants will be considered "community ambassadors" who work to prevent violence and "partners" in engaging community members and decreasing violence, Newsweek reported. "It's not as transactional as, 'Here's a few dollars so that you don't do something bad,' but it really is about how you help us improve public safety in the neighborhood," Sheryl Davis,...
    (CNN)A new pro-gun law in Texas that went into effect Wednesday allows most Texans who legally own a firearm to carry it openly in public without obtaining a permit or training, a measure that experts say will make it more challenging for law enforcement to protect the public from gun violence. The controversial "constitutional carry" legislation is the latest in...
    The Memphis police department recorded seven shootings in seven hours that left three people dead Tuesday night, according to local reports.  FOX 13 Memphis confirmed the number of shooting incidents and deaths with authorities. The three victims who died as a result of their injuries include an unnamed man who was shot downtown on Joubert Avenue, an unnamed woman who...
    A Memphis father allegedly checking his house for an intruder fatally shot his eight-year old daughter in the chest when he saw her silhouette in a closet and mistook her for a burglar, he told police.  William Oliver, 31, who lives on Timothy Drive in Memphis's Whitehaven neighborhood, claimed he was using a gun to check his home after the...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The city is contending with another rash of gun violence, after more than a dozen shootings were reported from Monday into Tuesday. Now, city officials are placing the blame on each other and the state’s court system, CBS2’s Thalia Perez reported. READ MORE: Hurricane Ida: How To Help Recovery Efforts In Gulf Coast Two young women...
                        Members of the Georgia State House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee are scheduled to meet Tuesday to address Atlanta’s rising crime rates, and a representative from a gun control group plans to speak. Committee members are scheduled to meet at 1 p.m., Tuesday, August 31, in room...
    Americans oppose President Joe Biden’s handling of Afghanistan, immigration, crime, and gun violence, an ABC News/Ipsos Monday poll conducted August 27 to August 28 revealed. Afghanistan: Fifty-nine percent disapprove of Biden’s handing of the deadly Afghan crisis with 38 approving. Forty-one percent disapproved in July with 55 percent approving. 84% of Americans believe U.S. troops should remain in Afghanistan until...
    As part of the campaign to stigmatize firearms and legitimate firearm owners, gun control advocates and their allies on the left have targeted anything that resembles or is used as a proxy for a gun – partially chewed pop tarts, fingers (a “level 2 lookalike firearm”), Halloween costume props, and ordinary toys. There are more examples than we could possibly list in this space, but a sampling...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — At least 56 people had been shot in Chicago this weekend as of Sunday evening, and six of them were killed. At least seven of the surviving victims were the age of 18. READ MORE: Illinois Mask Mandate Starts Monday The first fatal shooting happened at 11:55 p.m. in the 900 block of West 59th Street...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — At least 44 people had been shot in Chicago this weekend as of Sunday afternoon, and four of them had been killed. At least seven of the surviving victims were the age of 18. READ MORE: Chicago Public Schools To Pay Families To Get Children To School If Buses Arent Available Due To Driver Shortage The...
    President Biden’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is gearing up to spend millions of taxpayer dollars fighting the “serious public health threat” posed by gun violence. CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky referenced gun crime in various cities and said, “Something has to be done about this. Now is the time — it’s pedal to the metal time,” CNN reported....
    A sweltering August night in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Baltimore. A young Black man has been shot and killed. The murder gets barely a mention in the news. The fact is, as the city's Police Commissioner Michael Harrison knows all too well, something like this happens almost daily. "Sunday Morning" special contributor Ted Koppel asked, "I'm sure you can recite...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — At least 15 people had been shot in Chicago this weekend as of late Saturday afternoon, and one of them had been killed. At least four of the surviving victims were the age of 18. READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Steamy Pattern Ends Sunday The first fatal shooting happened at 11:55 p.m. in the 900 block of...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff OAKLAND (KDKA) — A new mural is in the works in Oakland, and it comes with a message to end gun violence. READ MORE: Elk Viewing Tours Return To Southern West Virginia International artist Kyle Holbrook is working on Peace Pittsburgh at the corner of Joncaire and South Bouquet Streets. Moving Lives of Kids...
    For decades, Miami's South Beach has been a raucous party central for millions of vacationers attracted by its tantalizing all-night bars and stunning beaches. But the once never-ending party could soon be over following this week's brutal gun slaying of an innocent young father protecting his family as they ate in a restaurant during the early evening. The horror follows...
    Under her direction, the agency is spending more than $2 million to fund an initiative that provides surveillance data in near-real time on emergency visits to the hospital for nonfatal firearm injuries. The CDC is tracking the intent of the injuries, whether they were intentionally self-directed (a suicide attempt), an unintentional accident, or related to an assault. The CDC...
    (CNN)For the first time in decades, the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- the nation's top public health agency -- is speaking out forcefully about gun violence in America, calling it a "serious public health threat." "Something has to be done about this," CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in an exclusive interview with CNN....
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As violence continues to plague youth in Philadelphia, a basketball camp is working toward teaching kids discipline. The camp is happening all this week in West Oak Lane. “I wanted to come to this camp because I wanted to get better at basketball and I wanted to play basketball,” Isaiah Thomas Jr. said. READ MORE: 3-Foot-Tall Snoop...
    More FBI agents are being sent to Louisville, Ky. to assist police in tackling gangs and violent criminals. The additional law enforcement is a part of a larger initiative between the Louisville Metro Police Department and the FBI called the Safe Streets Task Force aimed at going after violent crime, NBC News reported.  It was not immediately clear how many...