We often hear about men killed by drive-by shootings and at nightclubs, but women and children account for an outsized share of mass shooting victims in the United States.
It's just one of at least a dozen key facts about the US criminal justice system that remain murky at best.
A relatively quiet week for American mass gun violence still saw more casualties than usual. Is it a spring thing?
"It was a noise that I'll never forget."
Camiella Williams bought her first gun in sixth grade. She mourned her first dead friend in high school. Now, she is fighting to save other Chicago kids, however long the odds.
Last week, police called for laws surrounding antique guns to be tightened. But how big of a threat do they really pose?
The mothers of Miami shooting victims are determined to protect the identities of people who talk to cops. But some fear a new law would deny suspects the right to face their accuser.
Policing the gangs of South Africa's Cape Flats is as much of a nightmare on a political level as it is on the ground.
Seven days brought seven mass shootings, but most of the carnage was confined to three events in or near night spots last weekend.
Why Gun Owners of America is betting on it.
I spent an evening with staff from London's Air Ambulance, the team tasked with treating the capital's most gravely wounded.
New York City seems safer and richer than ever, but gang violence continues to stump local law enforcement.
Last year saw record homicides and near-constant shootings in Charm City, especially after Freddie Gray died in police custody. Will 2016 be any different?
We've been here before.
As investigators gathered evidence at the Inland Regional Center in the hours after the December 2 attack, longterm residents shared stories of one of the most overlooked strains of gun violence.
The federal government is still drawing an invisible line between guns and gun violence.
A block party where a music video was being filmed was disrupted by gunfire, and police are searching for the perpetrators.
The official accounting of the incident remains murky at best, and the two officers charged with second-degree murder have a history of violence.
By providing lurid details, posting step-by-step recaps, and publishing manifestos that gratify the killer's need for attention, media outlets play a key role in the proliferation of modern copycat killers.
Something needs to be done about America's gun violence problem, but these arguments are duds.
The Republican presidential candidate argued that mental institutions, like the ones from "the old days," might have helped prevent Wednesday's shooting in Virginia.
The owner, Zlatko Starkovski, has long cited safety concerns in his criticism of all-ages EDM shows, yet his club has its own history of violence.
From Charleston to Chattanooga to Lafayette, senseless killings by deranged gunmen have dominated the news—but how many mass shootings have occurred in 2015? And how do you define "mass shooting," anyway?
The things the alleged Charleston shooter reportedly said to his victims might give prosecutors cause to bust out the T-word.