Daily Gun Violence in the US: January 14th and 15th edition

[note: gun violence, domestic violence, suicide]

January 3 – January 7 (in a single, long post).

January 8.

January 9.

January 10.

January 11.

January 12 and 13.

I apologize for any repeats but it’s hard to keep all of this straight. And I especially apologize for any stories that are not included (it’s not intentional – I’m just one woman, googling).


St. Louis, MO: Authorities responded to a shooting at Stevens Institute of Business and Arts in downtown St. Louis on Tuesday. The suspect, a currently enrolled student, allegedly shot one administrator before fleeing to a stairwell and turning the gun on himself, according to a police briefing broadcasted by KMOX.

Hazard, KY: Two people were killed and a teenager was wounded in the parking lot of a Kentucky community college on Tuesday. The shooting took place before 6 p.m. at Hazard Community and Technical College.

Kansas City, MO: A pregnant woman’s water apparently broke after she had been dancing at a nightclub early Saturday, sparking an argument that ended with a shootout.

Richmond, VA: A man has died after being accidentally shot by a young relative inside his Richmond home.

Philadelphia: A 22-year-old man is in stable condition after Philadelphia police say he was shot while on his porch in North Philadelphia Tuesday night.

Brewster, NY: A 13-year-old boy was found dead Monday night at home of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Boston, MA: As 13-year-old Gabriel Clarke recovered in a hospital bed after being shot Friday while walking to choir practice in Roxbury.

Austin, TX: Fruge followed an armored car guard into the Fallas discount store in Capital Plaza in Central Austin just after 3 p.m. When the suspect saw the guard hand a deposit to the store clerk, he displayed a weapon and demanded the cash and the driver’s gun. When Fruge obtained the additional weapon and money, the female clerk began to scream. Fruge fired three shots of his semi-automatic pistol at the clerk and fled. The clerk was not injured.

New Orleans, LAA 29-year-old man was shot in the Leonidas neighborhood on Monday night, New Orleans police said. According to police reports, the man was shot around 11:57 p.m. in the 1700 block of Eagle Street.

Oakland, CA: Oakland’s spree of gun violence continued Monday night when a man was shot and injured. The shooting followed a weekend in which 11 people were shot, including five attending a birthday party. Four people were killed in shootings on Friday.

Baltimore, MD: A violent start to the year continued with three people shot on Baltimore’s west side Tuesday morning, including a 17-year-old girl who died after she and a man were shot in an alley.

Grand Rapids, MI: The victim in Monday night’s deadly shooting on Grand Rapids northeast side has been identified. Anthony Tompkins, 24, was found lying on the sidewalk near the intersection of Sweet Street and Diamond Avenue.

Las Vegas: Michael Roy Smith approached three men while carrying a .38 caliber revolver and, according to a witness, began firing on the group Monday night in the east valley. When the gunfire stopped about 6:15 p.m., 40-year-old Carlos Rasmond Randle’s body lay on a sidewalk near Lamb Boulevard and Stewart Avenue. Smith later shot himself in the head, causing injury.

Waikiki, HI: Honolulu police have reopened Ala Wai Boulevard after a fatal shooting of a 22-year-old soldier from Schofield Barracks early Tuesday morning.

Trenton, NJFive people shot in Trenton from Saturday to Monday

Birmingham, AL: The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation after a shooting incident that occurred Monday morning in the 1100 block of Third Avenue West Alley.

New Bern, NC: No one was injured in a residential drive-by shooting around noon Monday in New Bern.

St. Petersburg, FL: St. Pete Police are currently investigating a shooting that took place just after noon Monday at the Mariners Pointe Apartments. Police arrived to the apartment complex to find one victim, 31-year-old Tieyannie Dewitte Hollis, with a gunshot wound to his upper body.

Columbus, OH: A man walked up to a gray car parked in a Wendy’s restaurant parking lot on Tuesday and shot the two men inside. One of the men was pronounced dead at the scene.

Louisville, KY: Authorities in Cass County and Lincoln were searching for a Louisville man in connection with a shooting Monday night that left a 32-year-old man in critical condition.

Montgomery County, MDA shooting was reported late Monday in Montgomery County, and authorities were searching for a suspect.

Colorado Springs: A burglar apparently shot two people inside a Colorado Springs home before fleeing the scene Monday afternoon.

Salinas, CA: Salinas Police have identified Manuel Martinez Leon, 47, of Salinas, as the man shot and killed Monday night in Acosta Plaza.

Newport News, VA: A 21-year-old Newport News man who was shot in a home on Delmar Lane in the Denbigh area Monday is in serious condition at the hospital Tuesday.

Greensboro, NC: A UNC student was injured Monday morning in a Greensboro shooting involving four people.

Farmington, NM: The Flora Vista man shot in the stomach Monday morning was wielding a meat cleaver, smashed in a car window and had a reputation for gang-related stabbings and assaults.

Savannah, GA: A Savannah man shot Monday night near his mobile home is expected to recover from his injuries.

Baton Rouge, LA: Police were investigating a shooting Monday that took the life of a 29-year-old Baton Rouge man, the fifth homicide in less than a week in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Conway, SCBell was shot along with another man about 2:30 p.m. Monday while in the 2000 block of Sixth Avenue in Conway, police said. Bell was shot in the head and shoulder. The other man, who suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his left leg.

Virginia Beach, VA: Police are looking for the person who shot a man as he walked home from Lynnhaven Mall on Monday.

Hayward, CA: Police on Tuesday continued searching for a suspect they say is responsible for shooting a man several times along a South Hayward street.

New Orleans: New Orleans authorities have released the name of a man who they say fired a gun while being chased by two cops in Algiers on Monday before fatally shooting himself.

Charleston, VA: A man walked into Thomas Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder about 4:30 a.m. Monday.

East Palo Alto, CA: A man was killed and another person was in critical condition after a hail of gunfire Monday in East Palo Alto.

Orlando, FL: Orlando police Tuesday shot a man who they said fired at them first while they were investigating complaints of drug activity.

Chicago: A man was killed in a drug-related shooting in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood Tuesday morning.

Wilmington, DE: Two New Castle-area men were wounded in a Tuesday night shooting in Wilmington.

Adams County, CO: An investigation into the fatal shooting of a suspected drunk driver, who allegedly pointed a gun at an Adams County sheriff’s deputy, is ongoing.

Philadelphia: Police say a 28-year-old man was shot twice in the back while inside of his home on the 6000 block of Walnut Street.

Saddle Brook, NJ: Volunteer medics treated a township resident Sunday for a gunshot wound he claimed to have sustained while in an area of Paterson where drug activity is believed to occur.

Hollywood, FL: An Exxon gas station clerk shot and killed a man who was attempting to rob him.

El Portal, FL: Mourners gathered for a candlelight vigil in El Portal to remember Kori Clark. He was gunned down outside his home along Northeast 90th Street and Second Avenue Monday.

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