The incident happened at a Saturday night Greek cookout. The victims, who were not students, are expected to survive. The shooter is still at large.
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“We’ve put young boys and men in a straightjacket, forcing them to conform to a construct and disconnect from who they really are,” The Mask You Live In writer-director Jennifer Siebel Newsom told BuzzFeed News.
Patrick Crawford was shot multiple times last month in front of the Texas station where he is employed. He returned to work on Monday weeks after being released from the hospital.
Jackell Mitchell, 18, was shot Sunday morning multiple times in his off-campus apartment, police said. A suspect was arrested and charged Sunday evening.
Rumain Brisbon, 34, was killed Tuesday night by a white cop in an incident that shares similarities to racially charged events in Ferguson and New York City that have sparked protests across the U.S.
Jody Lee Hunt, 39, was found dead Monday after allegedly killing four people in three different shootings around northeast West Virginia.
The boy, who has been identified as Tamir E. Rice, had an “airsoft” toy gun with the orange indicator removed, said police. He was in critical condition on Saturday night and died early Sunday morning, a MetroHealth official confirmed to BuzzFeed News.
The “Innocent Targets” project is aimed at raising awareness about gun violence.
On Monday, a 15-year-old student shot and killed a teacher in a south Estonian school.
Knight is recovering in the ICU after surgery. A man and a woman were also shot, and one is in critical condition.
Target has responded to the pressure to change its open-carry policy after incidents in two stores.
Peter Rodger, father of Elliot Rodger, writes: “I tried my best to do my duty as a father, but obviously my best was not enough. My duty now is to do as much as I can to try and stop this from happening again.”
“The country has to do some soul searching about this. This is becoming the norm.”
An employee says he saw a suspicious man acting fidgety in the kids’ section at the Target store in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, before finding a fully-loaded 9mm handgun in the toy aisle.
The shooting took place Saturday at 11 p.m. on the boardwalk in front of Bermuda Sands Motel.
When Michael Bloomberg announced he would spend $50 million on gun control this year, he said he hoped to make the National Rifle Association “afraid.” This weekend, the Bloomberg-backed group Everytown for Gun Safety will help pay to send hundreds of anti-gun violence supporters to the NRA’s annual convention in Indianapolis.
The campus was told to “shelter in place” after the shot was heard. No injuries were reported and the suspect has been apprehended, university spokesman Eric Mansfield said.
When Michael Dunn was on trial for killing a 17-year-old in Jacksonville, most didn’t know much more about the victim other than that he was shot over a dispute over “loud music.” But before Jordan Davis became another symbol of Florida’s deeply divisive “stand your ground” policy, he was just a kid. This is his story, told by the friends and family who knew him best.
Facebook confirms that it is in talks with gun control advocates regarding its content policies with guns.
Leaders of a coalition of 1,000 mayors and 130,000 moms announced a joint effort today to tackle gun violence in 2014.
Former Congresswoman and shooting attack survivor Gabby Giffords and husband Mark Kelly’s gun violence prevention group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, post a sad and intense new spot ahead of the one year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting.
Two were killed and 22 wounded after a shooter opened fire at a house party where about 100 teenagers and young adults celebrated Mariah Boulden’s 18th birthday.
Detroit’s police chief confirmed a mass shooting on the city’s east side Wednesday evening. No suspects have been arrested in the incident.
The 19-year-old babysitter is being held on criminal charges for the boy’s death.
Mexican artist Pedro Reyes makes sweet music from lethal tools.
The city hired 600 workers at a rate of $10 an hour to supplement a Safe Passage program.
“I have nothing wrong with guns, it’s what this country was built on.”
Many see it as powerful and effective, while others think it goes too far.
“It’s a dead story,” Zombie Industries CEO Roger Davis tells BuzzFeed. “Not intentional.”