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May 23, 2022, 10:12 PM

50% jump in active-shooter incidents from 2020 to 2021: FBI

A new FBI report show a 50% jump in active-shooter incidents from 2020 to 2021,
May 23, 2022, 10:12 PM
50% jump in active-shooter incidents from 2020 to 2021: FBI
May 23, 2022, 4:33 AM

5 shot to death at public housing complex in Puerto Rico

Police haven't identified the victims and it isn't clear why they were targeted.
May 23, 2022, 4:33 AM
May 23, 2022, 3:01 AM

Police searching for gunman in fatal shooting on NYC subway

New York City Police officers are searching for a gunman after a subway passenger was shot and killed in what investigators describe as an unprovoked attack.
May 23, 2022, 3:01 AM
Gunman at large after fatal shooting on NYC subway
May 23, 2022, 1:52 AM

Graduations marred by shootings sign of continuing gun violence in America

Graduations marred by shootings sign of continuing gun violence in America
May 23, 2022, 1:52 AM
Shootings at graduations: A new American normal?
May 23, 2022, 1:51 AM

2 dead, 3 injured in 'targeted' shooting in northern Indiana, police say

Multiple people were injured in a shooting in Indiana on Saturday, police said.
May 23, 2022, 1:51 AM
2 dead, 3 injured in 'targeted' shooting in northern Indiana, police say
May 23, 2022, 12:11 AM

Search underway for woman sought in fatal shooting of professional cyclist

A Texas woman is wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a professional cyclist who authorities say was once romantically linked to the suspect's boyfriend.
May 23, 2022, 12:11 AM
Search underway for woman sought in fatal shooting of professional cyclist
May 22, 2022, 8:00 PM

Man fatally shot on New York subway train; suspect at large

Police say a man opened fire on a moving New York subway train.
May 22, 2022, 8:00 PM
May 22, 2022, 2:58 PM

Texas woman sought in fatal shooting of professional cyclist, US Marshals say

A manhunt is underway for a Texas woman wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a professional cyclist.
May 22, 2022, 2:58 PM
Texas woman sought in fatal shooting of professional cyclist, US Marshals say
May 22, 2022, 2:20 PM

School counselors sound cry for help after Buffalo shooting

A surge in student mental health needs, staff shortages, and widespread episodes of misbehavior and violence have put extraordinary strain on school counselors and psychologists
May 22, 2022, 2:20 PM
School counselors sound cry for help after Buffalo shooting
May 22, 2022, 12:45 PM

1 dead, 8 wounded in shooting at party in Southern California

One person is dead, and another nine wounded following a late-night shooting outside a business in Southern California.
May 22, 2022, 12:45 PM
1 dead, 8 wounded in shooting at party in Southern California
May 22, 2022, 3:34 AM

1 dead, 8 injured in shooting at Southern California party

The victims do not appear to have been intentionally targeted, according to the San Bernardino Police Department said.
May 22, 2022, 3:34 AM
1 dead, 8 injured in shooting at Southern California party
May 22, 2022, 1:27 AM

1 killed, 8 wounded in shooting at Southern California party

Southern California police say a man was killed and eight people were wounded during a shooting at a large party held at a strip mall hookah lounge
May 22, 2022, 1:27 AM
1 killed, 8 wounded in shooting at Southern California party
May 22, 2022, 12:45 AM

3 shootings erupt at high school graduations in 24 hours

Gun homicides increased 35% across the U.S. during the first year of the pandemic to the highest level in 25 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
May 22, 2022, 12:45 AM
3 shootings erupt at high school graduations in 24 hours
May 21, 2022, 1:46 PM

Why some say the 'lone wolf' label is dangerous when describing white supremacists

The Buffalo mass shooting by white supremacist Payton Gendron left 10 people dead. Though many refer to him as a "lone wolf," experts warn against that label.
May 21, 2022, 1:46 PM
Why some say the 'lone wolf' label is dangerous when describing white supremacists
May 20, 2022, 8:13 PM

Missed signals in 4 mass shootings: What went wrong?

Authorities have missed signals that could have otherwise prevented attacks.
May 20, 2022, 8:13 PM
Missed signals in 4 mass shootings: What went wrong?
May 20, 2022, 9:52 AM

Federal hate crime charges announced against man accused of plotting racist shooting in Georgia

Federal hate crime charges have been announced against a Georgia man after he allegedly shot into two grocery stores. He is accused of being motivated by race.
May 20, 2022, 9:52 AM
Hate crime charges announced against man accused of plotting shooting in Georgia
May 19, 2022, 9:41 PM

Gov. Kathy Hochul unveils new proposals to tighten New York gun laws

In her announcement, the governor also called out social media platforms that promote hate speech.
May 19, 2022, 9:41 PM
Gov. Kathy Hochul unveils new proposals to tighten New York gun laws
May 19, 2022, 9:41 PM

What is driving a nationwide increase in gun violence?

ABC News’ chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas discusses the latest string of mass shootings that have left 17 people dead across the country.
May 19, 2022, 9:41 PM
What is driving a nationwide increase in gun violence?
May 19, 2022, 12:44 AM

Mother charged after gun goes off in student's backpack, injuring 1

The mother of a Chicago student faces child endangerment charges after the student brought a loaded gun to school in a backpack and the weapon accidentally discharged, police said.
May 19, 2022, 12:44 AM
Mother charged after gun goes off in student's backpack, injuring 1
May 19, 2022, 12:22 AM

Doctor who fought church gunman remembered as kind protector

Friends and colleagues of Dr. John Cheng say they were not surprised the quiet, kind and calm sports medicine physician saved others by rushing a gunman firing on a Southern California church luncheon
May 19, 2022, 12:22 AM
Doctor who fought gunman remembered as epitome of kindness
May 18, 2022, 11:06 PM

Gun in 8-year-old's backpack goes off at school, mom charged

Chicago police say a mother has been charged with child endangerment after a gun in her second grader’s backpack accidentally discharged at school, injuring a 7-year-old classmate
May 18, 2022, 11:06 PM
Woman charged after gun in son's backpack goes off at school
May 18, 2022, 9:03 PM

Man held in deadly Las Vegas lounge shooting takes plea deal

Eleven attempted murder charges were dropped and a 44-year-old ex-convict pleaded guilty to a single felony charge in a deadly shootout that authorities say involved at least five shooters at a Las Vegas lounge
May 18, 2022, 9:03 PM
Man held in deadly Las Vegas lounge shooting takes plea deal
May 18, 2022, 7:08 PM

Police: Man charged in fatal shooting outside Virginia bar

Police in Virginia say a Norfolk man has been charged in a March shooting that killed three bystanders in their 20s when a fight broke out at closing time outside a bar
May 18, 2022, 7:08 PM
Police: Man charged in fatal shooting outside Virginia bar
May 17, 2022, 9:47 PM

Church shooting suspect may face death penalty

David Chou is accused of killing one person and wounding five others on Sunday afternoon when he targeted the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, California.
May 17, 2022, 9:47 PM
Church shooting suspect may face death penalty
May 17, 2022, 9:39 PM

Authorities identify suspect arrested for shooting Korean women at salon

The incident is being investigated as a hate crime and could possibly be linked to other shootings at Asian-owned businesses, police said.
May 17, 2022, 9:39 PM
Authorities identify suspect arrested for shooting Korean women at salon
May 17, 2022, 6:59 PM

Biden expected to call for more action on gun legislation

Investigators in the Buffalo supermarket shooting say the suspect conducted reconnaissance the day before the attack.
May 17, 2022, 6:59 PM
Biden expected to call for more action on gun legislation
May 17, 2022, 5:15 PM

Livestreamed carnage: Tech's hard lessons from mass killings

These days, mass shooters don’t stop with planning out their physical attacks.
May 17, 2022, 5:15 PM
Carnage, livestreamed: Tech platforms' role in mass killings
May 17, 2022, 2:56 PM

Shooting along Indiana highway where SUV was stopped kills 2

Authorities say two men were fatally shot after a police officer and two good Samaritans stopped along a southern Indiana highway to help a driver who was stopped in the roadway
May 17, 2022, 2:56 PM
Shooting along Indiana highway where SUV was stopped kills 2
May 17, 2022, 1:57 PM

Hero pastor who helped take down California church shooter speaks out

Pastor Billy Chang and other parishioners helped subdue alleged shooter David Chou after he opened fire on their congregation during Sunday’s church service.
May 17, 2022, 1:57 PM
Hero pastor who helped take down California church shooter speaks out
May 17, 2022, 10:15 AM

California church shooting suspect motivated by Taiwan-China conflict: Police

The Orange County Sheriff's Office said it had arrested 68-year-old David Chou for the shooting at a church in Laguna Woods, California.
May 17, 2022, 10:15 AM
Deadly church shooting motivated by Taiwan-China conflict: Police
May 17, 2022, 3:50 AM

By the Numbers: Mass shootings in US and beyond

Here is a look at the number of mass shootings that have happened globally and in the U.S.
May 17, 2022, 3:50 AM
By the Numbers: Mass shootings in US and beyond
May 17, 2022, 3:16 AM

From Buffalo to Houston, 8 US cities rocked by violent weekend of shootings

A grocery store, a park, a church and a flea market were among the locations where gunfire erupted over the weekend in eight U.S. cities.
May 17, 2022, 3:16 AM
From Buffalo to Houston, 8 US cities rocked by violent weekend of shootings
May 17, 2022, 1:57 AM

How a hospital treated victims of the Buffalo shooting

It was a typical Saturday afternoon at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, New York, until doctors learned victims of a mass shooting were en route to the hospital.
May 17, 2022, 1:57 AM
How a hospital treated victims of the Buffalo mass shooting
May 17, 2022, 1:34 AM

Suspect arrested in Taiwanese church shooting

Police said suspect David Chou, 68, allegedly drove four hours from Las Vegas on Sunday with two handguns to target a Taiwanese church congregation.
May 17, 2022, 1:34 AM
Suspect arrested in Taiwanese church shooting
May 16, 2022, 11:13 PM

At least 17 killed in mass shootings in US over the weekend

The shootings took place in various cities over the weekend.
May 16, 2022, 11:13 PM
 At least 17 killed in mass shootings in US over the weekend
May 16, 2022, 10:51 PM

Man shot outside Grand Central Market in Los Angeles, gunman at large

The Los Angeles Police Department are investigating a shooting that took place near the Grand Central Market in Los Angeles.
May 16, 2022, 10:51 PM
Man shot outside Grand Central Market in Los Angeles, gunman at large
May 16, 2022, 5:19 PM

Chicago curfew tightened after killing near 'Bean' sculpture

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has tightened a citywide curfew for young people as part of an effort to combat violence
May 16, 2022, 5:19 PM
Teen charged in fatal shooting near Chicago 'Bean' sculpture
May 16, 2022, 4:23 PM

Victims of deadly Houston flea market shooting were involved in gunfight: Officials

Two people are dead and three others are hurt in a shooting at a Houston flea market on Sunday, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said.
May 16, 2022, 4:23 PM
Victims of deadly flea market shooting were involved in gunfight: Officials
May 16, 2022, 12:39 PM

Suspect fired 50 rounds in Buffalo supermarket hate crime shooting that killed 10: Police

Reported mass shooting in upstate New York TOPS Friendly Markets
May 16, 2022, 12:39 PM
Suspect fired 50 rounds in supermarket hate crime shooting that killed 10: Police
May 16, 2022, 11:50 AM

1 dead, 5 injured in Southern California church shooting

A group of churchgoers detained the suspect, hogtied his legs with an extension cord and confiscated two handguns from him before more people could be shot.
May 16, 2022, 11:50 AM
1 dead, 5 injured in Southern California church shooting
May 16, 2022, 2:23 AM

Teen gunned down near Chicago's 'Bean' tourist attraction

A curfew banning unaccompanied minors has been implemented to combat violence after a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot near “The Bean” sculpture in downtown Chicago’s Millennium Park, which is among the city’s most popular tourist attractions
May 16, 2022, 2:23 AM
16-year-old boy fatally shot near Chicago tourist attraction
May 16, 2022, 1:38 AM

1 killed in shooting at California church

Four were critically hurt and one person suffered minor injuries from the shooting inside the Geneva Presbyterian Church, the Orange County Sheriff's Office tweeted.
May 16, 2022, 1:38 AM
1 killed in shooting at California church
May 16, 2022, 1:03 AM

1 dead, multiple injured in California mass shooting

The attack took place Sunday at a church in Laguna Woods.
May 16, 2022, 1:03 AM
1 dead, multiple injured in California mass shooting
May 15, 2022, 10:31 PM

2 dead, 3 hurt in shooting at Houston flea market

Two people are dead and three others are hurt in a shooting at a Houston flea market on Sunday, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said.
May 15, 2022, 10:31 PM
2 dead, 3 hurt in shooting at Houston flea market
May 15, 2022, 10:24 PM

3 shot and killed in Milwaukee following night of violence

Milwaukee police are investigating three separate overnight shootings in which a 17-year-old boy and two men in their 20s died
May 15, 2022, 10:24 PM
3 shot and killed in Milwaukee following night of violence
May 15, 2022, 12:44 AM

Dallas police investigate series of shootings as hate crime

Three women were shot and wounded at an Asian-owned hair salon just days after shots were fired at another Asian-owned business.
May 15, 2022, 12:44 AM
Dallas police investigate series of shootings as hate crime
May 14, 2022, 11:46 PM

Milwaukee announces curfew after 2 separate shootings

The curfew will be in effect from 11 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
May 14, 2022, 11:46 PM
Milwaukee announces curfew after 2 separate shootings
May 14, 2022, 10:30 PM

Milwaukee mayor announces 2-night curfew after mass shootings

The curfew applies to individuals under the age of 21 within the entertainment district.
May 14, 2022, 10:30 PM
Milwaukee mayor announces 2-night curfew after mass shootings
May 14, 2022, 5:32 PM

Gun violence on rise across nation

At least three people were shot just outside the stadium in Milwaukee and surveillance video footage captured a separate brazen shooting in the middle of the day in Philadelphia.
May 14, 2022, 5:32 PM
Gun violence on rise across nation
May 14, 2022, 1:36 AM

Dallas police: Shooting at Koreatown salon may be hate crime

Dallas’ police chief says a shooting that injured three women in a hair salon in the city’s Koreatown might have been a hate crime
May 14, 2022, 1:36 AM
Shootings at Asian-run businesses in Dallas may be linked