The Chicago Police Department announced a new team of officers that will target gun trafficking as part of anti-violence efforts.
A news crew was nearly robbed at gunpoint while interviewing the chief of the Department of Violence Prevention in Oakland, California last week, ironically demonstrating Oakland's heightened crime rates. City Council approved a significant budget cut to the police department.
As of Tuesday morning, none of the injured children had died, but at least three were in critical condition, according to authorities.
Murders were also down by 23 percent in New York City as 33 homicides were reported last month.
A record 353 people died from gunshot wounds in Iowa last year, including both homicides and suicides, an Iowa Department of Public Health spokeswoman said.
"The bottom line is we are going to flood the zone in Times Square with additional officers to make sure this situation is resolved," Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
The two girls crouch for safety as the masked assailant shoots a man on the sidewalk in the back and legs.
The shooting appears to be random with no other identifiable motive, police said. At least one victim was transported to the hospital.
The Chicago Tribune, which tracks all of the area's shooting victims, recorded that 956 people have been shot between January 1 and April 26.
Officials are asking the public to call 911 immediately if they have any information on his whereabouts.
An officer has been placed on administrative assignment after a fatal confrontation by the popular waterfront site.
The best way to stop these crimes, no matter what motivated them, is to bolster police forces and prosecute offenders to the fullest extent of the law.
Background checks in Biden's first two months in office were significantly higher than when President Barack Obama took office.
Twitter users referred to the congresswoman's vocal stance in support of gun rights after she tweeted "may we unify and not divide during this time."
"The shootings were a total repudiation of our faith and practice, and such actions are completely unacceptable and contrary to the gospel," the Crabapple First Baptist Church in Milton, Georgia, said on Friday.
Several public figures in the Asian American community have spoken about the links between racism and the objectification of Asian women.
Long, 21, of Woodstock, Georgia, was taken into custody after eight people were killed at three massage parlors in the Atlanta area.
Chicago recorded a total of 240 shooting victims in January, both fatal and non-fatal combined, with 51 of those being classified as homicides.
The six charges facing the 17-year-old militia member include homicide and attempted homicide, for which he could face 24 or more years in prison.
He'd been living at her home for barely a month after an arrest for petit theft and resisting an officer in January.
Right now, 46 U.S. states allow citizens to openly carry firearms. In 31 of them, you can carry the gun without any license or permit.
Data from Mapping Police Violence reveals police in the U.S. have killed 751 people so far in 2020.
The New York Police Department reported 777 shootings in 2020 through August 1, totaling more victims and incidents than 2019 in its entirety.
"When a person picks up a gun, we suffer as a city. This cannot be who we are," Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.
The city had 550 more shooting victims this year compared with the same period, January 1 through July 11, in 2019.
Both citires also saw a spike of gun violecne over the July 4 weekend.
A 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy were killed in separate shootings in Chicago on July 4th, while an 11-year-old was fatally shot in Washington, D.C.
Chicago had at least 106 people shot, 13 of them fatally, over Father's Day weekend.