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19 killed, 63 wounded in Chicago weekend gun violence

Chicago Police officers cross the street in downtown Chicago, Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

Associated Press

June 1, 2020

Nineteen people were killed and at least 63 others were wounded by gun violence in Chicago’s most violent weekend of the year so far, the Chicago-Sun-Times reported. More than half of the weekend’s victims were shot on Sunday following violent protests Saturday night that led to hundreds of arr...

Officials looking for motive in California school shooting

Students embrace during a vigil at Central Park in the aftermath of a shooting at Saugus High School Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Santa Clarita, Calif. Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials say a 16-year-old student shot five classmates and then himself in a quad area of Saugus High School Thursday morning.

Associated Press

November 15, 2019

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Investigators worked to figure out why a boy known as a “regular kid” opened fire outside a Southern California high school on his 16th birthday, killing two students and wounding more before turning the gun on himself. Investigators so far offered no motive for...

Chicago man charged with falsely reporting gunman at college

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Associated Press

November 10, 2019

A Chicago man has been arrested on felony charges of disorderly conduct after he allegedly made a false report about a gunman on a local college campus. Fifty-one-year-old Michael Gallo was arrested on Friday after Chamberlain University on the city's North Side determined that the report was unfounded....

DePaul duo will use grant to research violence in African American youth

Psychology professors W. LaVome Robinson and Leonard A. Jason have received a $6.6 million grant to fund research to reduce African American youth violence.

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor

October 28, 2019

DePaul professors W. LaVome Robinson and Leonard A. Jason received a $6.6 million grant  from National Institute of Mental Health for a research program combating violence amongst African American youth in Chicago Public Schools, focusing on interpersonal violence prevention. The largest grant DePaul has ever ...

Devastated by gun violence, a mother seeks justice after loss

Freddrica Nicholas purchased the lot next to her home and dedicated it to the memory of her daughter Destiny, who was killed in a shooting in April in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. Destiny worked for over a year at Brownstones Café in the DePaul Student Center and was currently working at Midway Airport.

Lacey Latch, Managing Editor

October 14, 2019

On a quiet street on Chicago’s South Side, Freddrica Nicholas sits at the kitchen table of her home that also functions as a daycare. Kids of all ages can be heard playing in another room, a mix of her own foster children and neighborhood kids she looks after during the day. Family photos cover every available in...

OPINION: Chicago doesn’t deserve its bad reputation for violence

OPINION: Chicago doesn't deserve its bad reputation for violence

Charlie Bevins, Contributing Writer

October 7, 2019

There is a weird angst about Chicago, and it comes almost entirely from people outside Chicago. Two weeks ago, a group of five avid Trump-supporters traveled all the way from Fresno, California to Chicago so they could harass Pastor Emma Lozano from Lincoln United Methodist Church and expose the “evil u...

DePaul students attend anti-gun rally in D.C.

Fr. Michael Pfleger speaks at the anti-gun rally in Washington D.C. He is an activist for anti-gun violence and harsher policy.

Kelly Garcia, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2019

An impromptu 12-hour bus ride isn’t generally considered an ideal weekend activity. But with the U.S. reaching 312 mass shootings in 2019 as of Sept. 29, according the the Gun Violence Archive, many considered this 12-hour bus ride a necessity. Six hundred people, including 50 DePaul students, left on 12 ...

3 dead in shooting at Gilroy Garlic Festival in California

3 dead in shooting at Gilroy Garlic Festival in California

Associated Press

July 29, 2019

The mayor of the California city where a gunman killed three at an annual food festival says the community will mourn the tragedy but will get through it. Gilroy Mayor Roland Velasco told a press conference Monday that gun violence is an epidemic in the United States and it's "beyond sad" that a charitable...

Analysis: Thousands in Illinois may have guns without permit

In this Wednesday, May 22, 2019 photo, family members of Vicente Juarez, including from left to right, his granddaughter Dyani (cq), 12, daughter Diana, wife Leticia and son Christian, pose for a photograph with a portrait of Juarez at their home in Oswego, Ill. Juarez was one of five people fatally shot by a coworker on Feb. 15 at the Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora. A Chicago Tribune investigation suggests that tens of thousands of Illinois residents whose gun licenses have been revoked could still have firearms. The problem was underscored in February's Aurora shooting when the shooter used a gun he kept despite the revocation of his Firearm Owner’s Identification card in 2014.

Associated Press

May 27, 2019

Tens of thousands of Illinois residents whose gun licenses have been revoked could still be in possession of firearms, according to an analysis of state records by the Chicago Tribune. The failure of the system was underscored in February when a man killed five former colleagues and wounded five police offic...

DePaul and Rush University shed light on nonfatal gun violence

Bianca Cseke, Copy Editor

February 25, 2019

With so much attention paid to those who have died from shootings, whether it is mass shootings like last week’s in Aurora, Illinois or the day-to-day violence in Chicago, it can be easy to forget about the victims who survive. That’s one of the issues the Center for Community Health Equity, an organization...

14 school shootings in 2018

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Carina Smith, Nation & World Editor

February 5, 2018

The first month of 2018 is over, and there have already been over a dozen school shootings across the U.S., raising questions for many about what can be done to stop the violence on campuses. According to the non-profit organization Everytown for Gun Safety, there have been a total of 14 shootings...

Students and faculty react to the chance of a shooter on campus

Students and faculty react to the chance of a shooter on campus

Shelby Wheeler

October 23, 2017

Pulse nightclub, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook and most recently Las Vegas, played host to a few of the deadliest shootings that have occurred in the United States in the past 10 years. Read More »...

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