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Five dead after shootings on Yakama Reservation

Five people have died after shootings at several locations in White Swan, on the Yakama Reservation in central Washington.

UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019

Detroit man charged in deaths of gay men, transgender woman

A man charged with fatally shooting three people and wounding two others at a Detroit home had targeted them because they were gay or transgender, prosecutors said Friday.

UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019

Chicago police: 44 injured, 8 killed in weekend shootings

Chicago’s police chief on Monday decried a “despicable level of violence” during a weekend in which 52 people in the city were shot, eight of them fatally, and two people …

UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019

Suspect in East Texas shootings fatally shoots himself

Police searched Wednesday for a man they say killed a woman and wounded three people, including a sheriff’s deputy, during shootings that started at a plumbing company in East Texas.

Police investigating rappers’ ties to shootings around Miami

A weekend of shootings involving rap musicians and their entourages in South Florida for a huge hip-hop festival left two people dead and four wounded, multiple vehicles riddled with bullets …

UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019

Spokane students taught to confront shooters when other options have run out

As more and more children lose their lives interceding, the question becomes what are Spokane students being trained to do?

UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019

Islamic Center receives overwhelming support following New Zealand terrorist attack

It wasn’t just members of the Islamic religion who listened to prayer and a memorial service Friday night in Spokane, as individuals from a range of backgrounds gathered to honor …

Once sanctuaries, houses of worship struggle with security

Houses of worship have traditionally been places of refuge where strangers are welcome, but high-profile attacks in recent years have made many worshipers and their prayer leaders rethink how protected …

Three people injured in separate Lynnwood shootings

Lynnwood police are investigating two separate shootings overnight that left three people injured.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

School nurses train to treat victims of mass shootings before school year starts

The overshadowing theme for the daylong conference before the new school year was dealing with mass shootings.

Eleven killed and nearly 70 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

At least 11 people were shot and killed and about 70 others were wounded over the weekend in Chicago, in a spasm of gun violence that police attributed mostly to …

NYC enlists former gang members as ‘violence interrupters’

As part of a growing number of taxpayer-financed “violence interrupter” groups in the nation’s largest city, former gang members are enlisted to attack shootings like outbreaks of a disease that …

Black teens view Parkland gun debate with frustration, hope

Many black teenagers in neighborhoods hobbled by generational poverty are scrutinizing the national gun control debate intensely, frustrated because their community feels ignored but also cautiously hopeful that the massacre …

UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018

Legislature narrowly OKs change to police deadly force law

Washington lawmakers have voted to make it easier to prosecute police who commit negligent or reckless shootings, updating a law that made it uniquely difficult to hold officers criminally liable.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018

Students ignite gun control debate at Cheney High School

Dozens of Cheney High School students left their classrooms when the clock struck noon Wednesday and staged an hourlong demonstration in subfreezing temperatures, joining a wave of young people across …

Police: Gangs, arguments prompted Mardi Gras shootings

Gang enmity was behind the bloodiest of three shootings on Mardi Gras, while arguments among acquaintances touched off two earlier shootings, New Orleans’ police chief said Wednesday.

Another school shooting: Are we numb to it?

The shooting of more than a dozen students at a Kentucky high school might have been expected to shock the nation, but Americans seem numbed by the apparent frequency of …

Chicago sees drop in homicides, shootings in 2017

Chicago ended 2017 with fewer homicides than the year before, but gang violence in the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods kept the total number of killings above the 600 mark for …

Man ordered held without bond in deadly Tampa shootings

A 24-year-old college graduate who was arrested in a string of deadly shootings that terrorized a Florida neighborhood was ordered held without bond Thursday on four counts of premeditated first-degree …

Schools adept at shoring up security at any hint of danger

Schools have become adept at rapidly shoring up security, measuring responses against the toll it could take on students’ learning and sense of safety.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017

Thirty-three wounded, 6 fatally, in weekend shootings in Chicago

Chicago police say at least 33 people have been wounded, six fatally, in weekend shootings in the nation’s third-largest city.

Seattle police say uptick in shootings due to gang quarrels

Authorities say the reason Seattle has seen a recent uptick in shootings is because personal disputes between gang members have been triggering a cycle of violence.

New York City has fewest shootings ever last year

New York City recorded its fewest number of shootings last year and narrowly missed setting a record low for homicides.

Men arrested for murder, assault for two July shootings in West Central

Two men are in the Spokane County Jail facing murder and assault charges for two shootings on July 30 that left one man dead and two others wounded.

Chicago police fatally shoot 2 people in unrelated incidents

A Chicago police officer shot and killed a gunman who had killed one person and injured another early Friday, in the second fatal shooting involving the city’s police in just …

Charlotte chief says family will view video of police shooting

Charlotte’s police chief says he plans to show video of an officer shooting a black man to the slain man’s family, but the video won’t be immediately released to the …

Philadelphia officers fired upon second night in row

For a second night in a row, Philadelphia police officers came under fire, although this time no one was injured.

Baton Rouge’s summer of pain: Shootings, unrest, now floods

Baton Rouge, the unassuming Louisiana capital city that is often overshadowed by jazz-loving, hard-partying New Orleans, has endured a string of tragedies this summer.

Ozzie Knezovich: Dump the divisiveness, pursue the dream

The words and politics of fear, anger and hate had led to the assassinations of police officers across our nation.

Ohio fugitive arrested in New Mexico officer’s death; 1 held

Authorities don’t yet know why a New Mexico police officer in a small village famous for its green chile pulled over two Ohio murder suspects before being gunned down.