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July 20, 2024 at 4:24 AM

Postal worker fatally shot in front of Chicago residence: Officials

A postal worker was fatally shot in front of a residence in Chicago on Friday, officials said.
July 20, 2024 at 4:24 AM
Police respond to the scene where a postal worker was fatally shot in Chicago, July 19, 2024.
July 19, 2024 at 11:57 PM

Postal worker fatally shot in front of Chicago residence: Authorities

A manhunt is underway for the suspect who shot and killed a postal worker on the South Side of Chicago. Authorities say the letter carrier was gunned down in front of a home.
July 19, 2024 at 11:57 PM
VIDEO: Postal worker fatally shot in front of Chicago residence: Authorities
July 19, 2024 at 11:40 PM

7 officers injured in police pursuit linked to drive-by shooting: Officials

The crash on Friday took place near the intersection of North Oak Street and West Carlisle Avenue in Spokane, police said.
July 19, 2024 at 11:40 PM
Scene of a police involved crash in Spokane, Washington, July 19, 2024.
July 19, 2024 at 7:25 PM

5 people, including 4 children, killed in Alabama shooting

Authorities say five people, including four children, have been killed in a shooting in central Alabama
July 19, 2024 at 7:25 PM
July 18, 2024 at 9:00 PM

2 killed, 2 hurt including a 2-year-old girl in shooting in DC

Two were killed and two others -- including a toddler -- were injured in a shooting in broad daylight in Washington, D.C., authorities said.
July 18, 2024 at 9:00 PM
PHOTO: Two people were killed and two others -- including a toddler -- were injured in a shooting in broad daylight, July 18, 2024, in Washington, D.C., authorities said.
July 18, 2024 at 8:48 PM

2 killed, 2 injured including toddler in DC shooting

Three men are at-large after a shooting in Washington, D.C., Thursday morning.
July 18, 2024 at 8:48 PM
Three men are at-large after a shooting in Washington, D.C., Thursday morning.
July 17, 2024 at 6:46 PM

Man convicted on all counts in shooting that wounded 9 people outside Cleveland bar

A man charged in a downtown Cleveland mass shooting last summer that wounded nine people has been convicted after he pleaded no contest to all counts
July 17, 2024 at 6:46 PM
July 15, 2024 at 7:05 AM

Local police officer confronted shooter seconds before Trump assassination attempt

Law enforcement tells ABC News a local police officer was on the roof of the building and confronted the shooter seconds before he opened fire on former President Donald Trump.
July 15, 2024 at 7:05 AM
VIDEO: Local police officer confronted shooter seconds before Trump assassination attempt
July 14, 2024 at 11:52 PM

Presidential assassination attempts throughout US history

Presidential historian Mark Updegrove speaks to ABC's Linsey Davis about past shootings targeting political figures.
July 14, 2024 at 11:52 PM
Presidential historian Mark Updegrove speaks to ABC's Linsey Davis about past shootings targeting political figures.
July 14, 2024 at 8:53 PM

Shooting kills 3 people including a young child in a car on Alabama street

Authorities in Alabama say four people died in a shooting at a Birmingham nightclub late Saturday, while an earlier shooting outside a home killed three people, including a young child
July 14, 2024 at 8:53 PM
July 12, 2024 at 2:46 PM

Texas deputy fatally shot during search for suspect in assault on pizzeria clerk

A suspect has been charged with killing a Houston-area sheriff’s deputy and assaulting a pizzeria clerk
July 12, 2024 at 2:46 PM
This undated photo provided the Harris County, Texas, Sheriff's Office shows Deputy Fernando Esqueda. Esqueda was fatally shot in an apparent ambush while responding to a call on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, in Houston. (Harris County Sheriff's Office via AP)
July 12, 2024 at 12:57 PM

Man charged with capital murder in ambush shooting of deputy: Official

Authorities in Houston have charged a suspect with capital murder in the shooting death of an off-duty deputy overnight, a sheriff's official said Thursday evening.
July 12, 2024 at 12:57 PM
Harris County Deputy Fernando Esqueda was shot and killed on July 10, 2024.
July 12, 2024 at 3:13 AM

Manhunt underway in Houston for gunman who ambushed, killed on-duty deputy

The incident started when Harris County deputies responded to an aggravated assault at a Little Caesars pizza shop, Harris County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Mike Lee told reporters.
July 12, 2024 at 3:13 AM
VIDEO: Manhunt underway in Houston for gunman who ambushed, killed on-duty deputy
July 11, 2024 at 8:06 PM

3 people fatally shot in California home, person of interest in custody, police say

California authorities say a man is in custody after fatally shooting his wife, their 6-year-old son and his wife’s parents Wednesday night
July 11, 2024 at 8:06 PM
Flowers are seen in front of a home at a residence on Kitty Hawk Road in the City of Alameda, Calif. on Thursday, July 11, 2024. A California man is in custody after fatally shooting his wife, their 6-year-old son and his wife's parents, a San Francisco Bay Area police department said Thursday. (AP Photo/Terry Chea)
July 11, 2024 at 2:29 PM

Gunman fires into crowd in Boston neighborhood, injuring 5 people

Police are looking for a gunman who fired into a crowd in Boston, injuring five people including a child
July 11, 2024 at 2:29 PM
July 11, 2024 at 12:51 AM

Michael Brown's mom pushes for justice for her son in public hearing

The mother of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer in 2014, urged a commission to review the case in a public hearing on Wednesday.
July 11, 2024 at 12:51 AM
In this Aug. 17, 2014 file photo, a demonstrator holds a sign reading, "Dont Shoot", with a picture of Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo.
July 10, 2024 at 7:45 PM

Police search for clues in series of Charlotte shootings

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are offering a $10,000 reward for information in the string of shootings on Tuesday morning.
July 10, 2024 at 7:45 PM
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are offering a $10,000 reward for information in the string of shootings on Tuesday morning.
July 10, 2024 at 2:32 PM

Drivers, cyclists targeted in string of apparently random shootings; reward offered

Police in Charlotte, North Carolina, are asking the public to help them solve a string of seemingly connected shootings.
July 10, 2024 at 2:32 PM
Police in Charlotte, North Carolina, are asking the public to help solve a string of shootings that unfolded within 30 minutes and appeared to target random drivers and bicyclists.
July 10, 2024 at 9:14 AM

Basketball program looks to uplift inner cities plagued by an uptick in violence

The Young3, the community outreach division of the 3-on-3 basketball league BIG3, looks to uplift inner city communities the league visits this summer.
July 10, 2024 at 9:14 AM
DaJuan Summers and Garlon Green serve as coaches for the Young3 basketball program.
July 8, 2024 at 8:29 PM

Over 100 shot, 19 fatally, in Chicago over long Fourth of July weekend

More than 100 people were shot -- 19 fatally -- over the July 4 holiday weekend in Chicago, according to police.
July 8, 2024 at 8:29 PM
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 06: Police investigate the scene of a drive-by shooting on July 06, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois. At least 103 people were shot, 19 fatally, in gun violence in the city over the long Fourth of July holiday weekend. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
July 8, 2024 at 7:38 PM

Detroit officials announce major crackdown on illegal pop-up block parties

Detroit Police Chief James White said two people are dead and 19 injured after a shooting at a large illegal block party in east Detroit on Sunday.
July 8, 2024 at 7:38 PM
Detroit Police Chief James White said two people are dead and 19 injured after a shooting at a large illegal block party in east Detroit on Sunday.
July 8, 2024 at 6:05 PM

Detroit to crack down on illegal block parties after 21 people shot, 2 fatally

At least two people were killed and 19 others were injured when gunfire erupted early Sunday at a block party in Detroit, according to police.
July 8, 2024 at 6:05 PM
Detroit police investigate a shooting on July 7, 2024, left two people dead and 17 injured at a block party on the city's east side.
July 8, 2024 at 1:37 AM

Michigan authorities investigate mass shooting

Two people were killed, and more than a dozen were left injured in a Michigan mass shooting overnight, with authorities launching a full-scale investigation.
July 8, 2024 at 1:37 AM
VIDEO: Michigan authorities investigate mass shooting
July 6, 2024 at 11:10 PM

4 killed in shooting during party at a Kentucky home; suspect died after a vehicle chase, police say

Police say four people were killed and three others were wounded in an early morning shooting during a party at a home in northern Kentucky
July 6, 2024 at 11:10 PM
American flags, a bicycle, and yellow police tape are seen in the front yard of a home where a shooting took place on Saturday, July 6, 2024, in Florence, Ky. Police say several people were killed and others wounded in an early morning shooting during a party at this home in northern Kentucky. Police say the shooting suspect later died after fleeing the home and leading police on a vehicle pursuit that ended with the suspect's car falling into a ditch. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 5, 2024 at 11:30 AM

Suspect fatally shot by park rangers at Yellowstone after allegedly making threats

An armed suspect who was allegedly making threats in Yellowstone National Park is dead following a shootout with rangers, the National Park Service said.
July 5, 2024 at 11:30 AM
Authorities respond to an incident at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, July 4, 2024.
July 4, 2024 at 6:52 PM

13-year-old girl killed in mall shooting, 16-year-old suspect in custody: Police

Jayda Woods-Johnson was “tragically murdered” at the Alderwood Mall, the Lynnwood Police Department said.
July 4, 2024 at 6:52 PM
Jayda Woods-Johnson, 13, was killed Wednesday, July 3, 2024, when she was struck by a stray bullet at the Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood, Wash., police said.
July 4, 2024 at 12:09 PM

13-year-old girl 'tragically murdered' in mall shooting in Washington, police say

A 16-year-old suspect from Edmonds, Washington, was in custody, police said.
July 4, 2024 at 12:09 PM
A 16-year-old suspect from Edmonds, Washington, was in custody, police said.
July 2, 2024 at 5:03 AM

New details emerge in police shooting of 13-year-old New York boy

The family of a 13-year-old boy who was fatally shot by police in Utica, New York, is demanding justice.
July 2, 2024 at 5:03 AM
A vigil for 13-year-old Nyah Mway was held in Utica, N.Y. June 29, 2024.
July 1, 2024 at 12:27 PM

Deadly police shooting of 13-year-old

Police say the boy had brandished what turned out to be a fake gun. ABC News’ Andrea Fujii has the new details.
July 1, 2024 at 12:27 PM
VIDEO: Deadly police shooting of 13-year-old
July 1, 2024 at 11:12 AM

4th of July mass shootings increased over the past 3 years, group says

The highest number was in 2023, which saw 28 mass shootings between July 1-7.
July 1, 2024 at 11:12 AM
In this July 5, 2023, file photo, a view of the crime scene after a mass shooting at the intersection of Jersey Street and Oliver Street in Paterson, New Jersey.
July 1, 2024 at 4:14 AM

4 children, 3 adults wounded in Nebraska home after neighbor opens fire

The victims are expected to survive, according to investigators.
July 1, 2024 at 4:14 AM
The victims are expected to survive, according to investigators.
July 1, 2024 at 1:53 AM

Mass shooting outside home near Lincoln, Nebraska

Police say the shooting, which injured seven people, may have been racially motivated.
July 1, 2024 at 1:53 AM
VIDEO: Mass shooting outside home near Lincoln, Nebraska
June 26, 2024 at 10:16 PM

4 injured, including 2 children, in shooting at Milwaukee gas station

Four people, including two children, were injured in a shooting at a gas station in Milwaukee on Wednesday.
June 26, 2024 at 10:16 PM
Police monitor the scene of a shooting at a gas station in Milwaukee, WI, June 26, 2024.
June 25, 2024 at 11:42 PM

Gunman allegedly kills 5 people, critically injures teen in Nevada

The suspect, 57-year-old Erick Adams, was located on Tuesday and "is no longer a threat to the community," police said.
June 25, 2024 at 11:42 PM
The suspect, 57-year-old Erick Adams, was located on Tuesday and "is no longer a threat to the community," police said.
June 25, 2024 at 9:14 PM

US surgeon general declares gun violence a public health crisis

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy warns about the high rates of gun deaths in the country, now the leading cause of death among children and teens.
June 25, 2024 at 9:14 PM
VIDEO: US surgeon general declares gun violence a public health crisis
June 25, 2024 at 8:01 PM

Gunman allegedly kills 5, critically injures teen in shootings at 2 apartments

A man allegedly killed five people and critically injured a 13-year-old in shootings at two apartments in North Las Vegas, Nevada, authorities said.
June 25, 2024 at 8:01 PM
The North Las Vegas Police Department released this photo of 57-year-old Erick Adams, a suspect in multiple shootings.
June 25, 2024 at 6:47 PM

US surgeon general: Gun violence 'infiltrated the psyche of America'

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy talks to ABC News Live about his decision to declare gun violence a public health crisis for the first time ever.
June 25, 2024 at 6:47 PM
VIDEO: Murthy
June 25, 2024 at 5:53 PM

US Surgeon General Murthy declares gun violence 'public health crisis' in America

The U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, has issued a new advisory on Tuesday declaring gun violence a public health crisis.
June 25, 2024 at 5:53 PM
A rifle gun display is seen on the wall of a gun shop in Colorado.
June 25, 2024 at 4:50 PM

'Killing spree': Man guns down 3 women in separate shootings within 1 hour

A man is dead after allegedly gunning down his mother, his cousin and an ex-girlfriend's new partner in three separate shootings in Florida Monday night.
June 25, 2024 at 4:50 PM
Manatee County Sheriff Rick Wells speaks at a press conference, June 25, 2024, holding a photograph of triple homicide suspect Javontee Brice.
June 25, 2024 at 4:38 PM

‘Killing spree’ ends with 3 women, suspect dead: Police

Javontee Brice, 28, allegedly shot and killed his mother, cousin and ex-girlfriend’s new partner in Bradenton, Florida, Monday night.
June 25, 2024 at 4:38 PM
Javontee Brice, 28, allegedly shot and killed his mother, cousin and ex-girlfriend’s new partner in Bradenton, Florida, Monday night.
June 25, 2024 at 2:53 PM

US surgeon general declares gun violence a public health crisis

ABC News medical contributor Dr. Alok Patel discusses how gun violence affects youth in the U.S. mentally and physically.
June 25, 2024 at 2:53 PM
VIDEO: US surgeon general declares gun violence a public health crisis
June 25, 2024 at 2:14 PM

US surgeon general declares gun violence 'public health crisis'

Dr. Vivek Murthy’s concerns appear rooted in disturbing new trends, including the fact that gun violence has recently emerged as the leading cause of death for children and teens in this country.
June 25, 2024 at 2:14 PM
VIDEO: US Surgeon General declares gun violence 'public health crisis'
1 month ago

Driver of vehicle sought in connection with Ohio shooting turns self in, police say

The driver of a vehicle authorities say was involved in an overnight shooting in Columbus, Ohio, that left 10 people injured has turned himself in, police said.
1 month ago
Police tape at a crime scene.
1 month ago

4th victim dies after grocery store mass shooting in Arkansas: Police

The suspect, Travis Eugene Posey, is being charged with capital murder.
1 month ago
Law enforcement officials are on the scene of a shooting in Fordyce, Arkansas, on June 21, 2024.
1 month ago

Police search for suspect after 10 injured in Ohio shooting

Columbus police said they were searching for a suspect and a Honda Civic that may have been involved.
1 month ago
Columbus police said they were searching for a suspect and a Honda Civic that may have been involved.
1 month ago

3-year-old fatally shot while at family gathering in Buffalo

Police said they recovered a gun at the scene, and it's currently undergoing testing.
1 month ago
Police said they recovered a gun at the scene, and it's currently undergoing testing.
1 month ago

Police give update on Arkansas grocery store mass shooting

A fourth person has died and four others remain hospitalized after a mass shooting in Arkansas on Friday, authorities said.
1 month ago
A fourth person has died and four others remain hospitalized after a mass shooting in Arkansas on Friday, authorities said.
1 month ago

Death toll climbs to 4 in mass shooting at an Arkansas grocery store

Authorities identify those who were killed in the Arkansas mass shooting at a grocery store near Little Rock on Friday.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Death toll climbs to 4 in mass shooting at an Arkansas grocery store
1 month ago

Arkansas grocery store shooting was 'completely random,' police say

The shooting at an Arkansas grocery store on Friday was "a completely random, senseless act," Arkansas State Police Col. Mike Hagar said in a press conference Sunday.
1 month ago
Law enforcement officials are on the scene of a shooting in Fordyce, Arkansas, on June 21, 2024.
1 month ago

3-year-old fatally shot, 7-year-old injured while at family gathering

A 3-year-old boy was killed and his 7-year-old sister was injured by gunfire while at a family gathering Friday night in Buffalo, New York, officials said.
1 month ago
This screengrab from a video shows the scene where two children were shot in Buffalo, NY, June 22, 2024.