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Turkey

18 March 2014

Hürriyet Daily News (Istanbul)

A 30-year-old man has been killed by a stray bullet during Nevruz celebrations in the southeastern province of Şırnak. Local took to the streets in the city March 17, with many firing celebratory shots into the air using guns, hunting rifles, and Kalashnikovs. Garip Taşkın was hit by a gun shot while he was going home at around 6.30 p.m. He was immediately taken to the hospital but could not be saved. Meanwhile, clashes erupted between a group of protesters and... (GunPolicy.org)

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South Africa

13 March 2014

Independent/IOL Daily News (South Africa)

CAPE TOWN - At least 236 people have been fatally shot in the Western Cape so far this year. This means an average of three people are murdered with a firearm each day in the Western Cape. These figures are based on the number of bodies admitted to mortuaries. An average of 18 people are shot dead a day in the country, according to Gun Free SA's Adele Kirsten. While police say they are concerned about shootings and murders in the province, mayoral committee member for... (GunPolicy.org)

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Philippines

3 January 2014

GMA TV News (Manila)

Of the 1.7 million licensed firearms in the country, 60 to 70 percent were issued based on fake documents, the Philippine National Police said Friday. Citing figures from the PNP Firearms Explosives Office, Police Chief Superintendent Louie Oppus said in a report on "24 Oras" aired Friday evening that he has ordered the investigation into the use of fake names and addresses as well as fake neuro-psychiatric results by applicants. "I have now caused an investigation... (GunPolicy.org)

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Philippines

27 December 2013

Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - Five days ahead of the New Year, the number of firecracker injuries recorded by the Department of Health (DOH) has increased to 72, with piccolo as the leading cause of injury. Health Secretary Enrique Ona said 37 of the 72 cases reported were caused by piccolo, an imported firecracker. Ona has given parents the task of ensuring that their children will not use any type of firecracker. "It has always been the responsibility of the police to be... (GunPolicy.org)

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Philippines

27 December 2013

Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines — A political party on Thursday called on media companies, organizations and practitioners to join the campaign for stricter gun control laws, saying the growing number of killings of journalists and politicians, as well as stray-bullet incidents, are all symptoms of uncontrolled gun proliferation in Philippine society. Ang Kapatiran Party said media men, instead of arming themselves, should push for amendments of the gun control law limiting the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Philippines

20 December 2013

CNN

A gunman opened fire outside a terminal at Manila's international airport on Friday, killing the mayor of a southern Philippines town, two members of his family and a young child, authorities said. The attack wounded five people and caused panic among travelers caught up in the chaos. Gun crime and political violence occur with grim frequency in the Philippines. But the shooting Friday at Terminal 3 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport appeared particularly... (GunPolicy.org)

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Costa Rica

21 November 2013

Tico Times (Costa Rica)

Jenifer Lizano lives in one of the five most violent places in Costa Rica, the neighborhood of León XIII in the northern San José canton of Tibás. "Guns are used here on a daily basis and there are shootings at any time of the day," she said. In the first 10 months of 2013, 15 people have been murdered in the urban neighborhood. Some victims are children, including Lizano's 14-year-old nephew, who was killed by a stray bullet two years ago. Since then, Lizano... (GunPolicy.org)

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Turkey

9 October 2013

Today's Zaman (Istanbul)

A 70-year-old woman was struck fatally by a stray bullet while standing on the balcony of her flat as a man fired rounds at the building on Tuesday in Ankara. According to reports, an argument had broken out in a local coffee house between İsmail Ç. and Necip Ö. about an issue of paying back borrowed money. As tension escalated between the two men, people in the coffee house intervened to prevent a fight. Necip Ö., leaving the coffee house, allegedly grabbed his... (GunPolicy.org)

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Guyana

6 September 2013

Guyana Chronicle, Letter

There is a situation existing in Guyana that has long gone out of control, the consequences of which are dire, I make mention of the dangerous or should I say murderous use, of illegal firearms. Seems the easiest thing to obtain these days is an illegal weapon, go out there and create havoc in society. You can hold up someone and relieve them of their hard-earned possessions among the other myriad of atrocities that go with its use. It is the most fashionable thing to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Turkey

26 August 2013

Today's Zaman (Istanbul)

Stray bullets from celebrations or disputes continue to kill people across the country, with five children having lost their lives in this manner over the last 30 days. The most recent incident took place in Ağrı on Aug. 24. People were celebrating a henna night by firing guns into the air when stray bullets apparently hit 7-year-old Mehmet Keser and Altın Kalkuç Koç, who were attending a wedding ceremony two blocks away. The two critically wounded were rushed to... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States,Puerto Rico

11 August 2013

Washington Post

MIDLOTHIAN, Virginia — When a stray bullet pierced the top of Brendon Mackey's head, the 7-year-old was on his way to a July Fourth fireworks celebration with his dad and other family members. He died the next day in a Richmond hospital, a bullet lodged at the base of his skull, sparking a methodical, door-to-door search for a most elusive killer: celebratory gunfire. Police believe someone fired a shot into the air within a 5,200-foot radius of Brendon. Witnesses... (GunPolicy.org)

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China

27 June 2013

Global Times (China), Opinion

Shanghai witnessed an unlucky and uneasy week with a chemical plant explosion injuring six on Monday, the latest H7N9 bird flu death on Wednesday and a stampede at Tongji University when David Beckham paid a visit there last Thursday. But none of these incidents were as shocking as the Saturday night gun shooting spree in suburban Baoshan district, which claimed six lives in total. Although we hear of shooting rampages in the US from time to time, where gun control is... (GunPolicy.org)

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New Zealand,Australia

23 May 2013

Nine MSN (Australia)

Machine guns and military rifles were among 8,800 firearms seized in NSW over the past 10 months. Police revealed the figure as they pleaded for more help taking illicit guns off the streets. Senior officers in Sydney, scene of four gun crimes this week, launched the trans-Tasman Operation Unification on Thursday - a two-week initiative encouraging people to report illegal firearms. They did so alongside David and Cathy Knight, whose truckie dad Bob was killed in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Argentina

26 February 2013

Independent (UK)

ROSARIO - The events of that evening in January are etched into Vilma Jaime's memory. The sun had set, but it was still oppressively hot and neighbours were outside in the street, chatting and drinking traditional mate tea. Then the gunshots began. Ms Jaime ran into her house, and watched through the keyhole of the front door as the blood started to spill. Three people were shot that night – miraculously, no one was killed. But many others have not been so lucky. Ms... (GunPolicy.org)

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Philippines

4 January 2013

CBC News (Canada) / Associated Press

A man with domestic problems fatally shot eight people, including a pregnant woman and two children, after taking alcohol and drugs in a rampage Friday near the Philippine capital that ended when he was shot dead by police, officials said. At least eight other people were wounded in Kawit township, about 16 kilometres south of Manila, Cavite provincial Gov. Jonvic Remulla said. The violence happened days after the death of a 7-year-old girl who was hit in the head by... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sweden

10 September 2012

Local (Sweden)

Criminals in Sweden are becoming more prone to firing gunshots in broad daylight, according to a new study, increasingly putting innocent passersby in harm's way. Gunfire in Sweden is no longer a phenomenon restricted to out of the way alleys in the cover of darkness. To an ever greater extent, Swedish criminals are opening fire in the middle of the day and in places where there is an increased risk of innocent bystanders getting caught in the crossfire. On Sunday... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

9 July 2012

Youth Today (USA)

More than 300 people in the United States were struck by stray bullets between March 2008 and February 2009, often from shootings unconnected to the victims, according to a new study by researchers from the School of Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Published in The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, the study calculated the frequency of stray-bullet shootings during an 11-month period – a phenomenon, according to researchers, that resulted in... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

26 June 2012

Miami Herald

Greyston Garcia was killed in his truck three months after a judge granted him immunity under Florida's controversial self-defense law. After he beat a murder charge under Florida's controversial self-defense law, Miami's Greyston Garcia took an anonymous job as a cashier in a cramped all-night convenience store in Liberty City. Tuesday night, he asked to go home early. Sure, his boss said, but first drive to the gas station to get change for some $20 bills. Garcia... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

17 April 2012

Agence France Presse

SYDNEY — An escalating gun war in Sydney saw five overnight drive-by shooting attacks, Australian police said Tuesday, as they struggled to bring the gangland violence under control. There have been eight shootings across the city in four days and 19 so far this month, mostly in Sydney's west and southwest. Three homes and two tattoo parlours were sprayed with bullets in the latest attacks. No one was hurt but five young children were lucky to escape injury in one... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States,Canada

19 October 2011

London Free Press (Ontario)

Many come from the U.S. - ripped off, smuggled across the border and often secreted here with the illegal drug trade. But London also pays for crime in the Big Smoke - Toronto, with many of the illegal guns seized here by police originating in the mega-city as well. As recently as four years ago, four of every 10 guns seized by a special London squad could be traced back to the Toronto area. But the truth is, illegal weapons scooped off London streets - 441 so far... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

25 May 2011

San Francisco Chronicle / AP

SAN PEDRO, California - Authorities say a student was wounded in the leg when gunfire erupted near a high school in San Pedro. Los Angeles Unified School District spokeswoman Monica Carazo says two people with guns exchanged fire Wednesday afternoon across the street from San Pedro High School. A stray bullet struck a wall on campus and grazed the leg of a female student. Carazo says the student was treated at a hospital for a minor injury. Carazo says police have... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

17 April 2011

Desert Sun (California)

Across Riverside County, gun sales are booming at a much faster rate than the population is growing. A surge in recent gun violence and fatal shootings in the Coachella Valley points to the ubiquity of guns in the community, most of them legal and legally owned. From 2000 to 2010, the county's firearm sales increased more than 154 percent, state figures show. The county's population, meanwhile, grew by 42 percent over the same time. In all, more than 169,500... (GunPolicy.org)

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Italy

11 January 2011

BBC News

An Italian man has astonished doctors by sneezing a bullet out through his nose after being shot in the head. Darco Sangermano, 28, had been taken to hospital in Naples for emergency treatment after being hit by a stray bullet during New Year's Eve celebrations. The bullet passed behind his right eye and lodged in his nostril, but miraculously did no serious damage. He is expected to make a full recovery, doctors say. Mr Sangermano had spent New Year's Eve with his... (GunPolicy.org)

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Philippines

4 January 2011

Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo yesterday cited the limited time in the implementation of the campaign against indiscriminate firing and the establishment of special firecracker zones for the 30 victims of stray bullets during the last holiday season. Robredo said the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) would start as early as this month to prepare safety measures for the next Yuletide... (GunPolicy.org)

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India

20 December 2010

Global Post (Boston)

NEW DELHI, India — Three years after two teenage boys allegedly gunned down his 14-year-old son, Abishek, over a playground spat, Gurgaon businessman Rajinder Tyagi is dry-eyed as he describes the boy's senseless murder. A veteran of hundreds of media interviews, he's made himself numb in an endeavor to shield his wife and daughter from the press. "My son was walking down the stairs," recalls Tyagi, his face set with grim determination. "They shot him from the back.... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

17 December 2010

USA Today

ST. CLOUD, Minnessota — Louise Neeser was doing yard work outside her home here last May when something struck her in the face. Dazed and bleeding, she crawled into the house, where a relative took her to the hospital. Doctors told her something had torn through the side of her face. She was left with permanent jaw and eye damage and debilitating headaches, and says she lives in fear of letting her three children play outdoors. "It's changed every bit of our life,"... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

19 October 2010

Sydney Morning Herald

Three men, charged with the murder of a truck driver who was hit by a stray bullet during an alleged gun battle in a Sydney car park, have been refused bail. Bob Knight, 66, from Canberra, was shot as he drove past a KFC outlet at Milperra, in Sydney's south-west, on June 25 last year. The Supreme Court heard today that brothers Moustafa and Mahmoud Mariam were allegedly part of a group that fired on others at the car park. Adel Elkobaili, 20, an alleged member of... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

27 July 2010

KTVI-TV Fox News (Missouri)

O'FALLON, Missouri - Bizarre new details are emerging about the stray bullet that hit a 16-year-old lifeguard in the leg at a crowded O'Fallon, Missouri subdivision pool. Investigators say the bullet came from teens using rifles for target practice. Police tell FOX 2 News that the bullet traveled nearly three quarters of a mile before hitting the lifeguard in the leg. On Tuesday there were lots of people at the Twin Chimneys Clubhouse Pool but several people told us... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

9 February 2010

Associated Press

MARTINSVILLE, Indiana - The gunsmith who fired the stray bullet that killed a man as he slept in his central Indiana home has been sentenced to 60 days in jail. John Graf of rural Monrovia apologized during a Morgan County court hearing after pleading guilty to a felony criminal recklessness charge in the death last March of 35-year-old Jason Breisch. Graf had trouble looking at Breisch's widow and three children as he spoke. The judge ordered Graf to also serve a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

14 January 2010

CBC News (Canada)

The man who carelessly fired a rifle inside a Saskatoon home, hitting a sleeping child in the next room, has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison. The girl, Letisha Kishayinew, was six years old when the shooting took place Jan. 16, 2009. The bullet travelled through an interior wall of the home before striking the child. Spencer Wapass, 21, and another man were arrested within a week of the shooting. Wapass pleaded guilty in earlier proceedings to... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

5 January 2010

Sydney Morning Herald

A four-year-old boy has been killed by a falling bullet that was fired into the air during New Year's Eve celebrations in the US. Marquel Peters was playing a video game inside a church in the state of Georgia when the bullet pierced the roof and hit him in the head, local media reported. He collapsed on the floor alongside his parents, bleeding, and was taken to hospital where he died. "I saw his Nintendo game fall on the floor, and I heard a sound and I heard him... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

19 November 2009

Roanoke Times (Virginia)

There have been nearly 400 serious hunting-related accidents in Virginia since 1998, but Jessica Goode's death Wednesday was unusual. Victims are rarely nonhunters. Of 39 firearms-related hunting fatalities in Virginia since 1998, none involved a nonhunter, according to Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries spokeswoman Julia Dixon. But the circumstances of Wednesday's shooting, in which authorities say Jason David Cloutier of Ferrum mistook Goode and... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

21 October 2009

Daily News (New York)

A 92-year-old woman struck by a stray bullet in her Bronx living room used her last moments of strength to crawl to a phone and call her best friend for help. Sadie Mitchell — a beloved "mother to everyone on her block" who always carried fresh roses to church — was still alert when she dialed her pal minutes before she died. "She said, 'I've been shot,'" said neighbor Mary Fields. "I couldn't believe it. I said, 'What do you mean you've been shot?'" Fields and... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

23 September 2009

Daily News (New York)

She was the most innocent of victims — and died protecting her little boy. A single mom was struck and killed by a stray bullet Tuesday when she walked out of a Bronx laundermat, smack into the crossfire of a gang gunfight, police said. Aisha Santiago, 25, was hit in the chest as she attempted to take cover with her 9-year-old son on the doorstep of her building on E.146th St. in Mott Haven shortly before 3:30 p.m. "She died defending her boy," said Santiago's... (GunPolicy.org)

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Papua New Guinea

13 July 2009

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

Three young people lost their sole parental figure, grandmother Taita Kiroki, to a stray bullet in a gun battle between police and alleged car thieves in a Port Moresby settlement early Saturday. Bubu Taita, as she was known, heard gunshots, raised her head to see what was happening and was struck by a bullet in the neck. Family members say her head dropped to the pillow. Her three grandchildren had been reared by "Bubu Taita" since their single mother died seven... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

27 June 2009

Sydney Morning Herald

The stray bullet that killed the truck driver Bob Knight as he drove home through Milperra on Thursday night traced an "incredible" trajectory. From a gunfight in a car park it flew nearly 200 metres over other cars, between billboards and a line of trees, across six lanes of highway before striking Mr Knight as he sat behind the wheel. That bullet has been recovered by police and now forms a key part of the investigation into a gunfight in the car park of a KFC... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

11 March 2009

Indianapolis Star (Indiana)

A Morgan County man fatally shot Monday might have been hit by a stray bullet fired through nearby woods. Sheriff's detectives and forensic investigators today are piecing together the events that killed 35-year-old Jason Breisch in his bed. Investigators believe a neighbor was shooting a .45-caliber handgun into a wooded area between the homes. They think the bullet passed through the woods, over a ravine between the neighbors' houses and through the wall of the... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

3 February 2009

Quincy Patriot-Ledger (Massachusetts)

BROCKTON — Three months after a stray bullet crashed through the window of a Heritage Trail home, residents have asked a judge to halt gunfire at the nearby Scituate Rod and Gun Club. Fifteen plaintiffs, all residents of Heritage Trail and Clapp Road, have requested an injunction that would temporarily stop the club from using its ranges — which they believe are the source of four stray bullets that have entered their neighborhood since 2004. "Until an injunction... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

26 January 2009

National Post (Toronto)

There were fresh calls for a handgun ban yesterday, as one murdered Toronto bystander was laid to rest and two men accused of killing another appeared in court. Hou Chang Mao was honoured in a Buddhist ceremony in a small chapel on Spadina Avenue, his children sombre and wearing white. "As a citizen of this city, we urge the government to control guns so that something like this will not happen anymore," Qing Guan Wang, president of the Fujian Community Association of... (GunPolicy.org)

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New Zealand

24 January 2009

3 News (New Zealand)

It is a black day for New Zealand's police force. They have admitted this afternoon that the Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) killed an innocent teenage father in yesterday's motorway shootout. Seventeen-year-old Halatau Naitoko, known as Tau, was shot in the chest as police attempted to stop a gun-toting offender who had just led them on a high-speed chase around Auckland. A post-mortem on his body revealed the police had made a fatal mistake. "The ballistics expert has... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

19 January 2009

WCAX-TV News (Vermont)

BURLINGTON, Vermont — The investigation into the fatal shooting of a St. Michael's College Professor in his Essex home has stalled. John Reiss, 73, was shot dead in his home by a stray bullet four months ago. But police say they're waiting for ballistic tests before deciding whether to file criminal charges. Police say four men had been using a nearby rifle range when Reiss was killed. They surrendered their rifles for lab testing. But police also say the test... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

14 January 2009

WFAA-TV News (Texas)

FORT WORTH — There is new information on the shooting of a woman at Texas Motor Speedway. The wrong man may have turned himself in. A stray bullet hit Jill Moss as she cooked inside her RV in November. The Fort Worth Police Department is reviewing new evidence. The day a stray bullet hit Moss, finding the shooter was like looking for a needle in a haystack; .50-caliber bullets can travel for miles. Then, the next day, a man came forward saying he was target... (GunPolicy.org)

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Philippines

4 January 2009

Philippine Star

MANILA — A bullet fired carelessly into the air on New Year's Eve found its mark in the head of a six-year-old girl in Bacoor, Cavite. The bullet lodged in the skull of Melody Medina, who is now fighting for her life at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH). Her mother Lea was shocked to learn that despite her warnings to her six children against using firecrackers, Melody found herself in the list of the growing number of people victimized by trigger-happy... (GunPolicy.org)

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Philippines

2 January 2009

Philippine Daily Inquirer

CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna, Philippines — A three-week-old baby girl remains in critical condition after a stray bullet hit her in the back during New Year's celebration in Dasmariñas Cavite, police said Friday. Inspector Raul Bolido of the Dasmariñas police said the mother, Joan Abara, was carrying her infant when a stray bullet from the back of their house in the village of Sto. Nino II hit the child at around 12 a.m. Thursday. The three-week-old infant was taken... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

2 January 2009

Associated Press

DALLAS — A woman was slightly injured by a stray bullet that fell from the sky in downtown Dallas early New Year's morning and grazed her left shoulder, police said Friday. It was the only injury reported from the 1,564 calls of random gunfire Dallas police received from 11 p.m. Wednesday to 2 a.m. Thursday, Dallas Police Sgt. Gil Cerda said. Last year there were 1,107 calls in Dallas, he said. Stray bullets damaged the windshield of a Dallas police officer's... (GunPolicy.org)

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Philippines

2 January 2009

Philippine Star

Rains did not dampen the traditionally boisterous New Year's Eve celebration, with two people killed and 346 injured during the revelry. The Department of Health (DOH) said the number of firecracker-related injuries and people hit by stray bullets was "significantly" reduced to 346 cases with no casualties on record. Police, however, reported two casualties during the New Year revelry in Navotas and Valenzuela City. Police said Renato Petilona of Road 10, Barangay... (GunPolicy.org)

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Guam

2 January 2009

Pacific Daily News (Guam)

A 6-year-old girl who was struck in the head by a stray bullet while watching fireworks about 1:30 yesterday morning is in stable condition at Guam Memorial Hospital, said Guam Police Department Sgt. Richard Cress. Emily Mae Caalim, daughter of Mamerto Caalim and Elmie Caalim, is scheduled for surgery to remove the bullet today. Cress said he suspected the bullet was fired upward as part of a New Year's Eve celebration and police will try to match unique grooves on the... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

2 January 2009

San Francisco Chronicle

SAN FRANCISCO — It's been more than three months and the rainy season has begun, but the memorial to Caprisha Green remains, ringing a tree near her home with photos, cards, candles, flowers and liquor bottles. A neighbor tends to it, tidying a monument to one of San Francisco's messiest problems. A bubbly 19-year-old with a 1-year-old daughter, Green became the 77th homicide victim in San Francisco in 2008 when she was hit by a stray bullet during a gunfight Sept.... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

1 January 2009

Baltimore Examiner

Hunters in Howard County could face increased safety restrictions under new proposal by County Executive Ken Ulman who was outspokenly alarmed this month when a hunter's stray bullet shattered the window of a Clarksville day care center. Howard police said the shot was fired from well beyond the 150-yard buffer zone required by state law. But Ulman's proposal, which he plans to introduce at the County Council meeting Monday, would double the safety zone to 300 yards... (GunPolicy.org)

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Italy

1 January 2009

Agence France-Presse

Stray bullets claimed the life of one Italian and wounded three others in separate incidents as revellers fired guns into the air to mark the New Year. In southern Naples, a 25-year-old was hit in the head by a stray bullet while he and his mother were on a balcony watching celebrations in the streets below. In three cities near northern Milan, a 10-year-old girl, a 35-year-old woman and a man, 42, were hospitalised after being wounded by stray bullets. Italian... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

1 January 2009

WKRG-TV News (Alabama) / AP

MOBILE, Alabama — Celebratory gunfire from New Year's Eve injured a 7-year-old girl in Mobile. Police said the girl was taken to the USA Children's and Women's Hospital after being hit in the leg by a stay bullet around 2:30 a.m. on Fairmont Street. Police spokeswoman Jacqueline Bridgeforth said Thursday the girl's injuries were minor. The girl's name was not made public. Mobile police said they received 119 calls about shots being fired Wednesday night and early... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

1 January 2009

KHOU-TV News (Texas)

HOUSTON — Earlier this month, local law enforcement warned about the dangers of bringing in the New Year with gunfire. Nonetheless, guns were blazing on Clay Landing and Bridgewater Meadow in West Harris County. As a result, a Houston man is recovering in the hospital from a gunshot wound. Police say he was hit by a stray bullet that came through the wall of his home. It's not clear who fired the shots, but the victim is in serious... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

31 December 2008

Arizona Republic

West Valley police are reminding residents not to fire guns in celebration of New Year's. Firing weapons into the air is illegal and dangerous, they say, because when the bullets come back down, they are traveling fast enough to kill someone. Police want community members to remember: - A bullet fired into the air can climb up to two miles. When it falls back down, it can reach a speed of 300 to 700 feet per second. - Shooting a gun into the air is a felony. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

31 December 2008

NBC6-TV News (Florida)

MIAMI — Miami officials held a news conference asking residents to put an end to firing weapons. People have died from stray bullets and officials want to make sure it doesn't begin in 2009, NBC 6's Ian Wood reported. Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson held a rally, called "No More Stray Bullets" on the south side of N.W. 61 Street and N.W. 12 Avenue on Wednesday, urging residents not to shoot guns into the air when celebrating New Year's Eve. Reverend Jerome Starling... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

30 December 2008

Los Angeles Police Department, Blog

As New Year's Eve approaches, the Los Angeles Police Department along with the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department is launching its Citywide Gunfire Reduction Campaign. This campaign is designed to help reduce incidents of indiscriminate gunfire that have become a deadly New Year's tradition in our city. The Gunfire Reduction Campaign aims to advise the community that ringing in the New Year with gunfire will not be tolerated in the City of Los Angeles. Anyone... (GunPolicy.org)

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Philippines

27 December 2008

GMA News TV (Manila)

MANILA, Philippines — A week to go before the New Year, at least two cases of stray-bullet injuries have been confirmed, health secretary Francisco Duque III said Saturday. Duque admitted being alarmed over the incident, adding it eclipsed the 58-percent drop in firecracker-related injuries so far this year. "Ito nakakaaalarma. May naulat na dalawang confirmed cases ng stray bullet injuries. Ibig sabihin, may nagpapaputok sa taas (This is alarming. We already... (GunPolicy.org)

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Philippines

27 December 2008

GMA News TV (Manila)

MANILA, Philippines — With two cases of stray bullet victims recorded by the Department of Health one week before the New Year, the Eastern Police District and Bulacan Police have both opted to seal their men's guns. A report from QTV's Balitanghali said that the sealing of firearms is part of the Philippine National Police's (PNP) annual campaign Oplan Iwas Paputok. Reporter Rida Reyes said that the PNP leadership was hoping that their personnel would influence... (GunPolicy.org)

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28877

Canada

26 December 2008

National Post (Toronto)

[Continued from Part 1 of 2] Sean: It's accessibility. He wasn't supposed to be carrying a gun. The fact that the attitude seems to be, it just seems so easy for them to have a gun or get a gun. It makes no sense to me how casual the younger people seem to be. What do you think has caused this shift in attitude? Susan: I think to some extent with the video games and the violence in movies and the violence on TV, that a lot of kids grow up and they don't really... (GunPolicy.org)

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28879

Canada

26 December 2008

National Post (Toronto)

In 2008, the shooting deaths of several innocent Torontonians rocked the city. In June, Dylan Ellis and Oliver Martin, both 25, were killed while waiting for a friend in an SUV parked on Richmond Street West. In January, John O'Keefe, a 42-year-old father, was walking home along Yonge Street when he crossed into the path of gunfire and was shot in the head. This Fall, we were also made to remember the Boxing Day 2005 shooting death of 15-year-old Jane Creba; the first... (GunPolicy.org)

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28878

United States

24 December 2008

Press-Telegram (California)

LONG BEACH — If it goes up, it will come down, warns the Long Beach Police Department. Police on Wednesday were reminding residents that firing gunshots into the air to celebrate New Year's Eve can be dangerous and could result in jail time. While some residents fire guns into the air as a way to ring in the new year, the police department says a falling bullet can be enough to penetrate the human skull. In California, discharging a firearm into the air is a... (GunPolicy.org)

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28884

United States

17 December 2008

WPTV News (Florida)

RIVIERA BEACH, Florida — He survived his second heart attack two and a half weeks ago, and turned 74 on Sunday. E.T. Strickland already thought he was lucky to be alive. Now, he knows he is. Strickland and his wife Pam were driving home from dinner on Broadway in Riviera Beach around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night when a stray bullet pierced the drivers side window of their white Mercedes Benz. Pam Strickland tells NewsChannel 5, "I knew immediately what it was: you know,... (GunPolicy.org)

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28850

United States

9 December 2008

News 10 Now (New York)

MARSHALL, New York — Nine-month-old Josh Knapp is all smiles as he walks across what is now his old mattress. Saturday morning his parents heard what sounded like drawers slamming. What they discovered in his room nothing to smile about. "We went upstairs and we noticed a hole in our son's mattress, right through his crib. We still didn't know what happened and we kept looking around we see some debris on the floor and we looked in the wall and noticed a hole in the... (GunPolicy.org)

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28785

United States

20 November 2008

Times-Picayune (Louisiana)

When Ronald "R.J." Richard jumps on his tractor to do yard work, he normally clips his cell phone to the hip pocket of his overalls. But Saturday he decided to hook it to bib of the garment, just over his heart. It was a decision made without a second thought, but it was one that might have saved Richard's life a short while later. "Something hit me in the chest really hard," said Richard, who initially thought he had been struck by a rock kicked up by the motor. But... (GunPolicy.org)

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28678

United States

15 November 2008

Commercial Appeal (Memphis)

Nothing about the stray bullet that killed an innocent man Nov. 7 surprised Tom Givens. As a matter of fact, carelessness is what the Memphis gun instructor expects from street marksmen who get their weapons training from TV and the movies. John Baker, 55, died after a stray shot struck him in the head while he was using a computer at his home on 4875 Foyle Way in Southeast Shelby County. Kwane Morris, 19, and Kenneth Spencer, 18, told investigators they were trying... (GunPolicy.org)

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28635

United States

4 November 2008

Dallas Morning News (Texas)

Fort Worth police are investigating reports from a 49-year-old Benbrook man who says he may be responsible for the stray bullet that hit an Arlington woman Sunday morning at Texas Motor Speedway. Kennith Jaramillo contacted Fort Worth police on Monday after hearing that Jill King Moss, 62, was hit in her arm by a .50-caliber bullet that pierced the roof of her RV, authorities said. Ms. Moss was taken to Harris Methodist Hospital and is expected to recover from her... (GunPolicy.org)

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28582

United States

4 November 2008

Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas — A NASCAR fan in her recreational vehicle at Texas Motor Speedway was wounded by a stray bullet after someone apparently fired a gun into the air, police said. A bullet suddenly pierced through the motor home's roof Sunday morning before the Dickies 500 race, hitting a woman in the right arm, relatives said. "She immediately (screamed), 'I've been shot. I've been shot.' She took off running out the door," her son-in-law Bobby Cook told Dallas-Fort... (GunPolicy.org)

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28580

United States

4 November 2008

Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas)

FORT WORTH — Kerry "Jill" King had just finished breakfast Sunday when, she said, what felt like a bolt of lightning ripped through her recreational vehicle at Texas Motor Speedway. "The explosion was so loud," she said Monday. Dazed, the 62-year-old Arlington woman's first reaction was to check the stove's butane tank. As she turned, she realized that her right arm was dangling and useless. "I starting screaming for my husband, 'Help me! I don't know what's... (GunPolicy.org)

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28579

United States

3 November 2008

Dallas Morning News (Texas)

A stray bullet struck a woman in her camper Sunday morning at Texas Motor Speedway. The .50-caliber bullet pierced the roof of Jill King Moss's RV, hit her arm and lodged in a wall. The bullet's trajectory indicated that it came from a long distance away, Fort Worth police told WFAA-TV (Channel 8). Her husband, Melvin Moss, said Monday that his wife was in good condition at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital. "She will not lose her arm. Her spirits are up. She has... (GunPolicy.org)

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28581

South Africa

29 October 2008

Star (Johannesburg)

The father of a 3-year-old boy who was shot and killed at a creche on Tuesday afternoon has condemned the shooter as irresponsible. Gwadico Balang junior, 3, was hit by a stray bullet while playing in the Sunbeam Playground creche in Westdene. Speaking on Talk Radio 702 on Wednesday morning, the Pretoria-based police captain, also named Gwadico Balang, said the shooter was familiar with the area and should have been more careful with the use of a firearm. The boy was... (GunPolicy.org)

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28536

United States

23 October 2008

Ogden Standard-Examiner (Utah)

FARR WEST — As a kid, Nick Joynt loved to play cops and robbers, and every time, he insisted on being the cop. He even told friends he wanted to be a Texas Ranger when he grew up. The 15-year-old Fremont High School sophomore occasionally wore boots and a cowboy hat and recently joked to friends that one reason he wanted to move to Texas was because all the girls from there on MySpace liked him. But Joynt's dreams of living like a cowboy came to an end when he was... (GunPolicy.org)

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28492

Philippines

21 October 2008

Daily Star (Visayan)

A 4-year-old girl was killed Sunday reportedly after being hit by a stray bullet in the head, in Brgy. Santa Cruz, Murcia, Negros Occidental. The victim who was identified as Jenwell Iwayan, 4, was sleeping with her parents inside a "cuartel", when gunshots were heard Saturday night, Senior Inspector Rico Santotome, of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, said. Iwayan, daughter of migrant couple who are farm workers from Negros Oriental, was rushed to the... (GunPolicy.org)

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28472

United States

21 October 2008

Fort Mill Times (South Carolina)

DECATUR, Georgia — A mother of three children is dead after DeKalb County police say a stray bullet went into her apartment. The woman's three children — ages 11, 9 and 8 — were in the home at the time but were not hurt. Police said they don't know if the children saw the shooting. DeKalb County Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish says the woman, whose name was not released, was struck in the back around 9 p.m. Monday. She was later pronounced dead at a... (GunPolicy.org)

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28471

United States

21 October 2008

WPTZ-TV News (Vermont)

ESSEX, Vermont — The Essex Select Board is reviewing the town's firearms ordinance after a man was killed by a stray bullet last month. John Rice, 73, was killed in his own home after a shot was fired from a rifle used during a target practice session in a neighbor's yard, police said. The Select Board is looking into changing the rules on where people can fire a gun in Essex. Right now, people can shoot a gun in certain parts of town, but some residents want to ban... (GunPolicy.org)

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28468

United States

20 October 2008

San Francisco Chronicle

Jonisha Tucker caught a 5:45 a.m. bus every school day to make a 1½-hour trip to George Washington High in the Richmond District, taking her far from her housing project in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood. Family members hoped the school — along with their supervision — would protect her from the drugs, gangs and violence surrounding the Alice Griffith housing development, where the 16-year-old girl grew up with her mother and two older... (GunPolicy.org)

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28473

Pakistan

19 October 2008

Daily Times (Lahore)

RAWALPINDI — Despite Regional Police Officer (RPO) Nasir Khan Durrani's strict action against inefficient police officers, there is no letup in crime as 12 people including three women were killed in separate incidents during last week. An increase in fatal road accidents was also observed during last week as six people including two women and a minor were killed in the limits of Taxila, Chontra, RA Bazaar and Civil Lines police stations. In a road accident in the... (GunPolicy.org)

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28439

India

13 October 2008

Times of India / TNN

BANGALORE — A civilian was killed by a stray bullet which was fired during shooting practice at the Aralur KSRP range near Hoskote on Sunday. Subbanna (52), a farmer from Solur village, was walking towards a temple near the KSRP range in the afternoon when the tragedy occurred. He is survived by wife, two sons and two daughters. According to police, a state-level meeting was on and the police personnel who had gathered at the range were practising for the shooting... (GunPolicy.org)

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28411

Philippines

2 October 2008

GMA News TV (Manila)

MANILA, Philippines — Police in Quezon City are now looking for a man who fired his gun, after a stray bullet from the weapon hit and killed a 16-year-old boy. Radio dzBB reported early Thursday that the victim, initially identified as Ralph Ronald Mamos, died before doctors at the General Malvar Hospital could treat his injuries. The boy died from a gunshot wound to the side of the body. The bullet exited through his lungs. Initial investigation showed the victim... (GunPolicy.org)

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28357

United States

1 October 2008

WCBS2-TV News (New York)

BROOKLYN — Another innocent person was in the wrong place at the wrong time. A 71-year-old Brooklyn woman has become the latest victim of a stray bullet. East Flatbush has been swarming with extra police since Tuesday night, focusing in on even minor things that would usually get just a warning. There! Look! Outside that store! A quick frisk of his boots and socks and a man was taken away in a van, not so much for what he may have done, but to see if he has... (GunPolicy.org)

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28358

United States

25 September 2008

Boston Globe / AP

ESSEX, Vermont — Police aren't saying whether the gunman in the fatal shooting of a retired professor will be charged, or who he is. John Reiss, a 73-year-old father of seven who taught English at St. Michael's College in Colchester, was hit by a stray bullet by someone firing a rifle during a target practice nearby Tuesday. A single bullet passed through a window and hit him in the torso as he was eating dinner in his Old Stage Road home, killing him. Essex Police... (GunPolicy.org)

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28323

Canada

18 September 2008

Calgary Herald (Alberta)

A summer of gun violence came to a crescendo Wednesday with a bystander left permanently blinded and Calgary's mayor calling the shooting "a very dark day in Calgary's history." Police have warned for months that escalating gun violence in Calgary would crash headlong into the life of an innocent victim. On Tuesday night, that became reality when a 24-year-old Brazilian student was shot in the head near Chinatown. "One of our worst fears as a police service came... (GunPolicy.org)

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28276

Canada

17 September 2008

CBC News (Canada)

A man who was shot in the face and blinded while walking in downtown Calgary was an innocent bystander, police said Wednesday. The 24-year-old Brazilian student was walking with his girlfriend in the 500 block of Centre Street South near the James Short parking garage at 10 p.m. Tuesday when he was hit in the face by a single bullet, Chief Rick Hanson said. The shot came from a park down the street where the shooting suspect and two other people were in an... (GunPolicy.org)

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28241

India

13 September 2008

Sindh Today / Indo Asian News Service

JAMNAGAR, Gujarat — In a freak accident, a man who was standing outside his house in Jamnagar district was killed by a stray bullet that came from a nearby army firing range, the police said Saturday. Kunwarsinh Jovansinh Damor, 20, was standing outside his house at 9.30 a.m. Saturday in Dared village, 7 km from here, when a stray bullet from the firing range where the army and navy personnel were practising hit him in the chest killing him on the spot, the police... (GunPolicy.org)

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28198

United States

8 September 2008

ABC24-TV News (Tennessee)

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — Police say four men have been charged in the case of a woman who died after she was shot in the head by a stray bullet, while she was watching TV. According to Memphis Police Homicide investigators, the shooting happened at the Hillview Apartments in South Memphis, around 10:15 p.m., Wednesday, September 3, 2008. Detectives say when officers arrived at the apartment they found 56 year-old Mary McKinney on the bedroom floor with a gunshot wound to... (GunPolicy.org)

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28167

Philippines

7 September 2008

ABS-CBN News (Manila)

A 12-year-old girl died when a stray bullet from a police officer's gun struck her in Pasig City late Saturday night. The victim, Rodalyn Ferrer, was playing in front of her home in Barangay Pinagbuhatan when the stray bullet from the pistol of Police Officer 3 Gerardo Javier of the Eastern Police District hit her. Moments earlier, a resident named Jun Cayabyab said he was on his motorycle with his child when Javier accosted them. Cayabyab said Javier ordered him to... (GunPolicy.org)

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28144

United States

14 August 2008

Associated Press

NEWARK, New Jersey — A 15-year-old boy asleep in his bed was fatally shot Thursday by a bullet fired from an apartment below. Bukhari Washington was found by his mother, who ran into his room after she heard the shot about 9 a.m., police said. Police said a single round from a military-style semiautomatic rifle pierced the floor of the teen's room and struck him in the head. He was pronounced dead at nearby University Hospital. A short time later, detectives... (GunPolicy.org)

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27960

United Kingdom

4 August 2008

BBC News

A man killed in a shooting at an east London pub was an innocent bystander, police have said. Carl Gbedmah, 47, was hit in the head by a stray bullet as he stood outside the Live and Let Live pub in Romford Road, Forest Gate, on 1 August. Police said the shooting happened when two groups of males clashed in nearby Sprowston Road. Mr Gbedmah was found by officers called to reports of a disturbance and the sound of gunfire at about 0345 BST. He was taken to... (GunPolicy.org)

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27884

United States

1 August 2008

Associated Press

JAMESTOWN, North Dakota — Stutsman County authorities say an officers pistol range has been closed after a stray bullet landed in a couple's yard. Sheriff David Orr said Si and Martha Liechty were in their yard last week when the bullet hit their house and bounced to the ground. Martha Liechty said the bullet landed near the couple's feet. Orr said the bullet was fired by a Highway Patrolman at the shooting range. He said it was the first time a bullet has gone... (GunPolicy.org)

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27863

United States

29 July 2008

KTVU-TV News (California)

RICHMOND, California — A 50-year-old grandmother watching her grandchildren was killed and a teenage girl injured by stray bullets after a gunman opened fire outside a Richmond apartment building Monday night. Authorities identified the dead woman as Lisa Washington, who family members say was just watching the children and talking with neighbors when the bullet cut her down. "I'm upset about it," Washington's daughter, Melissa Thomas, 14, told the San Francisco... (GunPolicy.org)

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27828

Pakistan

27 July 2008

Daily Times (Lahore)

KARACHI — An elderly man was shot dead over his political affiliations on Saturday, while two others were killed in separate incidents. According to details, 60-year-old Ashfaq, a resident of Bhittai Colony, Korangi Crossing, was shot six times at Juna Market, within the jurisdiction of Risala Police Station. According to Enquiry officer Nawaz, two men on a motorcycle shot Ashfaq using 30-Boor pistols. The deceased used to run a hotel near his residence and was a... (GunPolicy.org)

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27820

Jordan

17 July 2008

National (Abu Dhabi)

AMMAN — Bayan Tayeb turns two this month, but unlike most toddlers her age, she cannot walk, talk or see thanks to a stray bullet that struck her right eye and damaged her brain last year. She was the victim of a celebration, not a war. Bayan was sitting on her mother's lap in the front garden of their home in a suburb of the capital of Amman, when revellers at a wedding fired a gun in celebration. "I thought she was hit by a stone at first, and I was shocked when... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: National (Abu Dhabi)

27711

Pakistan

13 July 2008

News (Karachi)

KARACHI — Two people were killed by stray bullets in separate incidents reported on Saturday in the Gizri and Baghdadi police limits. On Friday night, 35-year-old Mohammed Ashraf was passing through a lane near his house. A wedding ceremony was underway in the lane in the Gizri police limits. A stray bullet shot in the air hit Ashraf, and proved fatal. The police said that the deceased had been working as a cook for the past 15 years in Babar House (situated at... (GunPolicy.org)

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27661

United States

13 July 2008

Cleveland Plain Dealer (Ohio)

Carlos Rodriguez was just about to slip into bed when a bullet meant for someone else tore through his bedroom wall and struck him in the chest. Another gunbattle on Cleveland streets. Another Clevelander killed. Most homicide victims are targets of the crimes. But the past three weeks have been particularly deadly for Clevelanders minding their own business. On June 27, 75-year-old Daniel Lewis was sitting in a wheelchair outside his East Side home when a man... (GunPolicy.org)

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27660

Philippines

12 July 2008

Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines — A 58-year-old woman was killed by a stray bullet while working in the kitchen of her house in Quezon City. Haydie Padilla of Evangelista Street, Barangay (village) Payatas A, succumbed to a bullet wound in the back while undergoing treatment at East Avenue Medical Center. Police Officer 3 Randy Bantillo of the Quezon City Police District Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (QCPD-CIDU) said Padilla was hit at around 4:30 p.m. on... (GunPolicy.org)

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27653

United States

7 July 2008

NBC-5 TV News (Texas)

DALLAS — A teenage girl was killed late Saturday by a stray bullet, the second stray-bullet death in as many days, police said. The victim, identified by the Dallas medical examiner as Juanita Payne, 15, of Dallas, was killed Saturday night while attending a birthday party in the 1100 block of East Redbird Lane, police said. Witnesses said that at about 11:15 p.m. a fight took place inside a teen club where a birthday party was being celebrated. The fight spilled... (GunPolicy.org)

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27620

United States

4 July 2008

Dallas Morning News (Texas)

A 17-year-old woman was killed by what police believe was a stray bullet Friday evening in southeast Oak Cliff. Police said a man opened fire about 5 p.m. during a disturbance outside an apartment in the 5700 block of Highland Hills Drive, and one shot struck C'andrea Donnelle inside the apartment. She died at a local hospital. Police did not release any more information about the... (GunPolicy.org)

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27609

United States

30 June 2008

New York Times

A 15-year-old boy was killed early Sunday by what appeared to be a stray bullet while walking with a friend in Harlem, the police said. Nathan Allsbrook may not have been the intended target, the authorities said. The boy, Nathan Allsbrook, was shot about 2:30 a.m. at the corner of 127th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, near a deserted site where an apartment building was under construction, the police said. The victim's family described him as a... (GunPolicy.org)

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27549

United States

30 June 2008

Hartford Courant (Connecticut) / AP

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — New Haven officials say a woman has died after she was apparently hit by a stray bullet from nearby gunfire. Police say the fatal shooting Sunday apparently happened during an exchange of gunfire in the area of Winthrop and Derby Avenues. One of the shots hit the woman in the chest outside a home. A city hall spokeswoman says police believe the fatal bullet was fired from "several hundred feet away" and that the victim may have been an... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Hartford Courant (Connecticut) / AP

27548

United States

29 June 2008

Associated Press

CLEVELAND — A stroke victim who had gone outside in his wheelchair to get some fresh air at the urging of relatives was struck and killed by a drug dealer's stray bullet, police said. Two men were arrested Saturday after one of them turned himself in and provided information about the shooting the night before. The men, 26 and 27, have not been formally charged in the death of Daniel Lewis. "It's a tragedy, a man minding his own business," said Mayor Frank Jackson.... (GunPolicy.org)

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27508

Turkey

27 June 2008

Today's Zaman (Istanbul)

ANKARA — A member of Parliament's Human Rights Commission has recommended that a parliamentary commission should be set up to address the problem of deaths and injuries caused by stray bullets fired into the air in celebration, a common problem in much of Turkey. Speaking to Today's Zaman, Democratic Society Party (DTP) Diyarbakir deputy Akin Birdal stressed that a cultural and social transformation was needed to prevent deaths from stray bullets. "Our commission... (GunPolicy.org)

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27521

Nigeria

18 June 2008

Daily Trust (Abuja)

MINNA — A 14 year old boy, Abubakar Onifade was killed in Minna on Monday night by a stray bullet from a police officer while watching television in his father's sitting room. Our correspondent gathered that the stray bullet which went through the door of the sitting room hit the boy, an SS2 student of Hill Top Secondary School Minna on the chest and shattered the television screen. It was also gathered that the tragedy occurred as the police officer on patrol of a... (GunPolicy.org)

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