Saturday, September 19, 2020

South Vancouver shooting leaves one dead

It appears there’s been a fatal shooting in South Vancouver. The VPD isn’t confirming the details and will only say that officers were responding to a “major police incident in the area.” However, reports suggest a body was taken away from a home on 64th Avenue west of Knight Street. (News1130)

Gangster who killed Hells Angel denied parole

A gangster who shot to death his prominent Hells Angel pal after an all-night, drug fuelled party in 2016 has been denied full parole. The Parole Board of Canada ruled recently that Jason Francis Wallace’s release from prison would leave the community at-risk because the bikers might retaliate for the fatal shooting of Bob Green in October 2016. (The Province)

54 shot, 12 fatally in Chicago over the weekend

Fifty-four people people were shot, 12 of them fatally, this weekend in Chicago. The weekend was deadlier than last week’s Labor Day weekend, when eight people were killed and 48 others hurt over three days. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Protest erupts after police shoot knife wielding man in Lancaster, PA.

Protesters poured onto the streets of Lancaster, Pennsylvania Sunday night calling for “justice” — for a man shot dead by police while charging at an officer with a knife. (New York Post)

Two L.A. County sheriff’s deputies ambushed, shot and critically wounded

The shooting of two Los Angeles county sheriff’s deputies in an apparent ambush prompted a manhunt, strong reaction from Donald Trump and protests outside the hospital where the wounded deputies were treated. (The Guardian)

SIU probe fatal OPP shooting in Collingwood

Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating after a provincial police officer fatally shot a man in Collingwood. The Special Investigations Unit says Ontario Provincial Police officers responded Wednesday to a report of a man barricaded in a home armed with a gun.(Toronto Sun)

Seven shot dead at illegal California grow-op

LOS ANGELES - Investigators are searching for multiple suspects in the fatal shooting of seven people at a large, illegal marijuana cultivation and processing site in Southern California’s rural foothills, the Riverside County sheriff said on Tuesday. (the Province)

8-year-old girl among 4 shot in south Chicago

An 8-year-old girl was killed and two other people were shot in Canaryville Monday evening. Shortly before 6 p.m., the child was among four people who were in a Subaru SUV that was stopped at a red light at 47th and Union. (Chicago Sun-Times)

‘They were making a lot of money bringing them to Canada:’ U.S. busts alleged cross border gun runners

On April 27, 2019, two young men, one visiting from Toronto and the other a local resident in Columbus, Ohio, wandered through the Ohio Expo Center gun show, visiting vendors, examining handguns and talking to sellers. Stepping to one side, they then quietly spoke with two women they had earlier given $2,000 to and, as the men walked away, the women stepped up, filled out the required paperwork and bought four semi-automatic handguns: a Ruger .380 caliber and three Glock 9mm weapons. (National Post)

Why gun violence in Toronto keeps getting worse

The simplest way to illustrate skyrocketing gun violence in Toronto since police street checks — aka carding– were banned and the service’s Toronto Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (TAVIS) was gutted, is this. After Toronto’s “Summer of the Gun” in 2005, when TAVIS was created and street checks were ramped up, and 2014, when both initiatives were dramatically cut back prior to being scrapped, shootings in Toronto dropped by 32% from 262 in 2005 to 177 in 2014. (Toronto Sun)