gun violence

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson in the KMOX studio.
Brad Choat
November 04, 2019 - 9:08 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) — The mayors of Missouri's four largest cities hope a new Senate panel considers the work they've been doing on curbing gun violence. When the Missouri Senate's interim committee on public safety convenes, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson says they need to look at ways of...
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A group of children view a crime scene, where a seven-year-old girl was shot while trick-or-treating Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, in Chicago. The girl, who was shot in the upper chest area, was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, according to Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP)
Associated Press
November 01, 2019 - 10:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A 15-year-old boy was charged Friday night with attempted murder in the suspected gang-related shooting of two people on Chicago's West Side, including a 7-year-old girl out trick-or-treating in a bumblebee costume when she was shot in the neck and critically injured. The shooting...
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Deryon Thomas
St. Louis County Police Department
Associated Press
October 24, 2019 - 2:39 pm
Thomas is jailed on a $1 million cash-only bond.
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Associated Press
October 18, 2019 - 12:02 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Children in St. Louis have been the victim of homicides at 10 times the national rate for decades, according to a newspaper’s analysis of FBI data. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that the city’s child homicide rate is far greater than that of other cities of a similar...
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Elise Rich
September 27, 2019 - 11:00 am
Police are still looking for the shooter.
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Brian Kelly
September 14, 2019 - 11:18 am
One man was murdered, two men and a woman wounded in shooting on Tennessee.
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Gov. Mike Parson
Associated Press
September 11, 2019 - 2:02 pm
St. Louis has already seen 138 homicides in 2019 and is on pace to top last year’s total of 186.
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Kevin Killeen
August 28, 2019 - 6:28 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The U.S. Congressman whose district has been touched by many of the region's gun deaths this summer hosts a town hall forum on gun violence in St. Louis tonight. "I would suggest that we turn up the heat on the U.S. Senate to break the grip of the NRA on Congress and state...
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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson
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Associated Press
August 27, 2019 - 11:27 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Gov. Mike Parson says he will not call a special legislative session to address gun violence in St. Louis and Kansas City. St. Louis lawmakers on Saturday asked Parson to call the emergency session after three children were killed during a violent weekend . Parson said in...
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In this undated booking photo provided by the Greene County, Missouri, Sheriff's Office shows 20-year-old Dmitriy Andreychenko. Five days after 22 people were killed at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, panicked shoppers fled a Walmart in Springfield, Missouri, after Andreychenko, carrying a rifle and wearing body armor walked around the store before being stopped by an off-duty firefighter. Police on Friday identified the man as Andreychenko, who lived in the Springfield area. (Greene County Sheriff via AP) .
August 09, 2019 - 6:37 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday filed a terrorist threat charge against a 20-year-old man who said he walked into a Missouri store wearing body armor and carrying a loaded rifle and handgun to test whether Walmart would honor his constitutional right to bear arms. The incident, just...
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