Gun Violence

guns at protest
(Photo: Charlie Langton/WWJ)
Associated Press
August 31, 2020 - 1:54 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The scenes have become commonplace in 2020: People gathered at state Capitols with semiautomatic long guns strapped across their chests. A couple near St. Louis emerging from their mansion brandishing firearms as Black Lives Matter demonstrators marched by the house. Men roaming...
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WWJ News
August 19, 2020 - 2:01 pm
Across the country there have been more than 1,000 arrests since the special operation was launched in early July.
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Detroit Police Car
(Photo: WWJ/Kasey Stoddart)
WWJ News
August 10, 2020 - 5:16 pm
Police said the armed man fired one shot, hitting the victim in the body and fatally wounding him.
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Devonte Kenney and Matthew  Williams-Brockman
Devonte Dalvin Kenney,,left, and Matthew Lamar Williams-Brockman (Photos: Detroit Police)
WWJ News
August 07, 2020 - 10:54 am
The victim was found early in the morning of July 28, in the 16200 block of Cheyenne St.
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chicago gun violence
Jalisa Ford sits on the ground while rubbing the walkway where her 9-year-old son Janari Ricks was fatally shot while playing with friends at the Cabrini Green townhomes Saturday Aug. 1, 2020 in Chicago.(Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP)
Associated Press
August 03, 2020 - 6:40 pm
Chicago had suffered 440 homicides by the end of July, compared to 290 for the same period last year. And more and more of the victims are children.
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event on "Operation Legend: Combatting Violent Crime in American Cities," in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Associated Press
July 22, 2020 - 8:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he will send federal agents to Chicago and Albuquerque, New Mexico, to help combat rising crime, expanding the administration’s intervention into local enforcement as he runs for reelection under a “law-and-order” mantle. Using the...
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a press conference at City Hall, in Chicago, Wednesday morning, July 22, 2020. Authorities say gunfire outside a funeral home on Chicago's South Side that wounded 15 people was part of an ongoing conflict involving the gang of the man being mourned. Police Superintendent David Brown says the person whose funeral people were attending Tuesday was killed in a drive-by shooting last week and that the person was believed to have been killed in retaliation for a previous shooting. (Pat Nabong/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
Associated Press
July 22, 2020 - 6:47 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Amid a surge in gun violence and protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, the nation's third-largest city is on edge, awaiting possible greater tension in the form of a plan by President Donald Trump to dispatch dozens of federal agents to Chicago. The White House plan emerged...
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Dearborn Police display confiscated firearms. (Photo: Mike Campbell/WWJ)
WWJ News
July 21, 2020 - 4:57 pm
Authorities have some idea what's to blame.
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Photo credit (WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
WBEN Newsroom
June 30, 2020 - 7:43 am
Two more shooting incidents reported in Buffalo Monday night… Brown: “I’m deeply concerned about the recent gun violence in the city.”
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Screenshot (Credit: City of Detroit)
WWJ News
June 22, 2020 - 3:34 pm
Four took place at house parties or block parties where disputes led to gunfire.
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