Gun Violence

Chief Harteau Addressing Another Violent Weekend In MinneapolisSunday night, the chief of the Minneapolis Police Department spent time walking the streets of Minneapolis after another deadly weekend. Three people have been shot to death across the city over the past couple of days, bringing the number of homicides to 34 for 2015.
Hennepin Co. Att'y Speaks Out About Downtown Gun ViolenceAfter a weekend of crime in the heart of the Minneapolis tourism district, the Hennepin County Attorney is speaking out. On Wednesday, Mike Freeman told the Minneapolis City Council's public safety committee gun violence is a very real thing in downtown.
Minn. Lawmakers Hear From Gun Violence Prevention GroupAt a rally Monday, members of "Protect Minnesota" talked about the need for a uniform background check on all gun sales.
Ex-Rep. Giffords Discusses Gun Violence In MinneapolisFormer Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords visited Minneapolis on Monday afternoon. Giffords was meeting privately with Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau and domestic violence prevention advocates.
Mpls. Police To Combat Gun Violence With State-Of-The-Art Ballistic MachineMinneapolis police are going high-tech in the fight against crime. A new initiative to stop gun violence in north Minneapolis includes a machine that looks like it's right out of CSI. It's called the IBIS and it analyzes and compares firearm related evidence stored in a database.
Residents, City Leaders Frustrated With N. Mpls. ViolenceFor residents of north Minneapolis, gun violence has become a regular occurrence this summer. "A whole lot of people just want to shoot … for no reason I guess," said resident Zermaine McCabe.
Extra Officers Walk North Minneapolis StreetsA day after gunfire claimed another life in north Minneapolis, police are making their presence known. Officers are out of their cars and walking the beat, interacting with people in the latest effort to stop the violence.
Police Call For Expanding ShotSpotter Program In North Mpls. Increased gun violence in north Minneapolis and a call for added protection has police asking to expand the ShotSpotter program. The City Council will vote Friday to provide extra funding to expand the program that officers say is a valuable crime fighting tool.
Dayton Signs Bill Stripping Abusers Of GunsGov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill restricting gun possession rights for people convicted of domestic abuse and those subject to restraining orders. The measure was among 19 bills signed by Dayton Friday.
Event Designed To Remember Victims Of Gun ViolenceFamilies of gun violence victims are taking part in a community event to remember and honor those who have died. The Remembrance of Life event will take place Sunday afternoon at the Church of the Ascension in Minneapolis. The event is organized by Protect Minnesota, MADDADS and From Death to Life.
150 Gather In N. Mpls. For Gun Violence Prevention SummitMary Johnson's son was murdered 20 years ago. She has since forgiven the man who killed him, but still feels compelled to work to stop the killing. "Our youth should not be able to walk out of their door, and walk down the block and get a gun," Johnson said. The summit included police officers, pastors and citizens - working to end gun violence. Among the attendees was Leroy Duncan of Protect Minnesota.
Group Against Gun Violence Holds Summit A group working to stop gun violence is holding a summit in Minneapolis to talk about preventing violence and creating safe communities. Protect Minnesota is hosting its summit on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., at Shiloh Temple International Ministries in Minneapolis.