Gun Violence

A Look At Gun Violence In Mpls. & The Community's Response Gun violence in Minneapolis has many who live in the line of fire speaking out. Residents say it's time to take back the streets, and some say it begins at home.
Chief Harteau Focused On Keeping Guns Out Of The Wrong HandsPolice chief Janee Harteau says it isn't easy to predict when and where these homicides will happen because the motives vary. She says the common denominator in most homicides this year has been guns in the hands of the wrong people.
Police Investigating After Night Of Violence In The Twin CitiesIt's been a violent 24 hours in the Twin Cities. Police in Minneapolis are investigating a deadly shooting that happened in the area 30th Avenue North and Emerson Avenue just before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Chief Harteau Speaks At Gabby Giffords' Anti-Gun Violence ConferenceMinneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau is in Washington, D.C. Wednesday as part of the launch of a new bipartisan group called "Women's Coalition for Common Sense." The group was started by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. She survived after she was shot in the head at a campaign event in Arizona back in 2011. Giffords says gun violence is directly a women's issue.
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.
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