Mass shooting

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden pause in front of a memorial to shooting victims in Lewiston, Maine.

In Maine, Biden says Americans should be free to live without fear of gun violence

BY: and - November 3, 2023

This story was originally published on Maine Morning Star. The issue at hand is freedom, freedom to live safely in the United States, President Joe Biden said Friday afternoon in front of Just-In-Time Recreation, one of two locations in Lewiston where a shooter opened fire last week, killing 18 people and wounding 13 others. “Regardless […]

Four candles, labeled "Keke," "Phil," "Corbin" and "Siah" stand in front of a doorway surrounded by flowers, stuffed animals and balloons.

DA: Five people indicted on murder, assault charges in Dadeville mass shooting

BY: - May 24, 2023

Five people arrested in connection with the mass shooting at a Sweet 16 party in Dadeville last month have been indicted on murder and assault charges.  The Fifth Judicial Circuit District Attorney Office said in a release Wednesday afternoon that Willie Brown, 20; Johnny Brown, 19; Wilson Hill, 19; an unidentified juvenile, 16 and an […]

‘It practically destroyed him:’ For families of gun violence victims, trauma can last decades

BY: - April 26, 2023

Ashlynn Sparks was in the wrong place at the wrong time. It was a Wednesday night in Lipscomb, just outside Birmingham, in 2016. Sparks, 18, was in a car with her boyfriend, when an individual approached them and started shooting, spraying the front windshield with bullets. One bullet hit her hand, and another hit her […]

Four candles, labeled "Keke," "Phil," "Corbin" and "Siah" stand in front of a doorway surrounded by flowers, stuffed animals and balloons.

3 people charged in connection with Dadeville shooting that killed 4, injured 32

BY: - April 19, 2023

DADEVILLE — Three people, including two teenagers, have been arrested in connection with the mass shooting in Dadeville Saturday night that left at least four people dead and 32 injured. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency spokesman Jeremy Burkett said at a press conference Wednesday morning that Tyreese “Ty Reik” McCullough, 17, and Travis McCullough, 16, both […]

A man cups a vigil candle in order to light it.

‘Somebody killed my son:’ Grief persists with few answers after Saturday shooting

BY: and - April 17, 2023

Marsiah Collins loved traveling and making music. His father, Martin Collins, remembered when they drove to Chicago together and stayed in a Hilton Hotel on the Magnificent Mile. Collins said that they only stayed at “five star or better.” “He used to say, ‘Daddy, five star or better for us, ain’t it?,’” he said.  Collins, […]