#GunCrisis: National gun violence updates for the week ending 10.12.12

Police officers have been shot this week in Dallas, Houston, Pittsburgh and Ithaca, NY. All are expected to survive.

In New Haven, CT, police officers have come out in a show of support after a one-year-old was shot in front of his home. Another child was shot in Oklahoma City. Also in Oklahoma City, A 52-year-old woman was shot and killed by an apparent stray bullet.

Police investigate a shooting at a North Philadelphia takeout restaurant earlier this week. Photograph by Joseph Kaczmarek.

In Minnesota, a sixth victim has now died following the workplace shooting near the end of last month.

In Chicago, officials are coming together to bring an end to gun violence, but three more people were shot in separate incidents over a 30-minute span last night. Earlier this week, a retired Chicago Police detective shot and killed his own son in an apparent case of mistaken identity.

A Colorado woman was watching a movie with her children when a stray bullet entered their home and struck their TV.

A Pennsylvania mother has been charged in the death of her 19-month-old son, who was shot in his crib as she unloaded a gun, according to police.

In Buffalo, a man sentenced to 25 years-to-life for shooting an innocent bystander — who was fixing granddaughter’s bike.

A mass shooting last weekend in Camden, NJ, got little attention from the national media but it has been reported that homicides are complicating the tourism business in Atlantic City.

After 14 people were shot in Philadelphia last weekend, the city got through a 60-hour stretch with only one victim earlier this week, but at least six more people have been shot int he last 24 hours.

Stay informed on Philadelphia gun violence at guncrisis.org.



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