PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When Oregon’s most populous city had a rampant gang problem 30 years ago, Portland detectives were stunned if they found more than a few dozen bullet casings after a shooting. Now, police are recording multiple shootings a week with 50 to 70 shots fired, and in one case more than 150, as gang attacks and retaliatory shootings again spiral into a vicious cycle.
Shanyka K. Fouche, 22, shot and injured a man while traveling on Interstate 55 on Friday, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.
Two Chicago police officers are under investigation for allegedly beating up a teen boy they arrested earlier this year on the South Side, according to records obtained by the Tribune.
At least two people, one of them a teenager, were fatally shot on the West Side between late Monday and early Tuesday and several others were struck by gunfire, including an 86-year-old woman shot while watering her lawn, according to Chicago police.
Gov. Greg Abbott has said he will sign a bill that would make Texas by far the most populous state allowing people to carry handguns without a license.
FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A family house party in South Jersey turned into a crime scene where at least two people were fatally shot and 12 others were wounded, state police said.
Both injured officers were discharged less than four hours after the shooting, ceremoniously rolled out in wheelchairs in front of a line of about 50 waiting officers before getting in their families’ cars, police spokesman Tom Ahern said.
A gun that a man used to kill five people in January shootings in Chicago and a nearby suburb was used in as many five other shootings since 2009, according to a published report.
The Illinois House on Wednesday passed a bill that would expand the scope of the Firearms Restraining Order Act and spread awareness of the law in law enforcement and the general public.
Three soldiers were charged with transferring a firearm to an out-of-state resident, making false statements while purchasing a firearm, money laundering, conspiracy, wire fraud and engaging in the business without a firearms license. They are all stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Taylor B. Martin, 25, for whom records show an address in Lansing, Michigan, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and firearms possession in connection with the Sept. 19 stop on Interstate 57 near Mattoon.
He was jailed in lieu of posting $5,035 and an arraignment is scheduled for May 28.
“The tragedy of the death of 13-year old boy has been clouded by the confusion and frustration my office has caused and for this I apologize,” Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said.
Statistics included in a news release from the Chicago Police Department reveal that a troubling rise in gun violence this year shows little sign of slowing down. The city had five fewer homicides this April than last April, but the number of shooting victims increased to 299 from 225.
The Kenosha Police officer who shot Jacob Blake was suspended for three days by the Police Department after the gun he was issued following the Blake shooting was stolen, a Milwaukee TV station is reporting.
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The city of Chicago on Monday sued a northwest Indiana gun store alleging it has sold hundreds of guns to straw buyers that wound up in the hands of felons or at crime scenes in the city, some within days of purchase.
The city of Chicago on Monday filed a lawsuit against an Indiana gun store, contending it has sold hundreds of guns to straw buyers that in turn have ended up in the hands of felons or at crime scenes in the city.
The city of Chicago on Monday sued a northwest Indiana gun store, alleging it has sold hundreds of guns that wound up in the hands of gang members and felons.
The boy, suffering a severe brain injury, was placed in a medically-induced coma and on a ventilator.
Investigators are still sorting through what happened, but the shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo has raised questions about why the boy wasn't given more time to comply and whether the encounter could have been prevented.
A 22-month-old boy who was shot on Lake Shore Drive earlier this month has been transferred out of the intensive care unit at Lurie Children’s Hospital and “is breathing on his own with support,” according to the hospital.