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A shooting that killed one person and wounded 22 took place near Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, on Thursday.
MORE SPORTS / Football
Feb 16, 2024
Police say argument led to shooting after Chiefs' Super Bowl parade
Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a popular Kansas City radio personality, was the lone fatality.
Naoko Motooka began hunting 10 years ago. Her hobby is one way Hokkaido hopes to curb a current boom in the deer population.
PODCAST / deep dive
Feb 15, 2024
Hunting in Hokkaido; Taylor Swift comes to Tokyo
You probably don’t think of guns when you think of Japan, but Hokkaido’s hunters do.
Police respond after shots were fired at the Chiefs' Super Bowl victory celebration in Kansas City, Missouri, on Wednesday.
MORE SPORTS / Football
Feb 15, 2024
Shooting at Chiefs' Super Bowl parade leaves one dead and 21 injured
Police said an investigation into the motive of the shooting was underway and that three people have been detained.
Japanese regulations determine which hunters can handle certain firearms based on the individual's experience and the level of rifling in a long gun's barrel.
LIFE / Lifestyle
Feb 3, 2024
Hokkaido hunters say more firepower means more humane kills
A revision to Japan’s firearms laws would mean new hunters would be temporarily limited to less potent shotguns.
Police officers examine the area around a Starbucks outlet at the Aeon Town Kawanoe shopping facility in the city of Shikokuchuo, in Ehime Prefecture, on Sunday night after a shooting incident at the store.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 16, 2024
Yakuza man wanted for fatal shooting at Starbucks in western Japan
Yuichiro Maetani, a 62-year-old member of the Ikeda-gumi syndicate based in Okayama, is still at large after fleeing the scene in the city of Shikokuchuo, Ehime Prefecture.
Police officers examine the area around a Starbucks outlet at the Aeon Town Kawanoe shopping facility in Shikokuchuo, Ehime Prefecture, on Sunday night after a shooting incident at the store.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 15, 2024
Man shot dead at Starbucks outlet in Ehime
The Ehime prefectural police department is searching for a middle-aged man who fled the shooting scene after the incident.
NRA chief Wayne LaPierre speaks at the National Rifle Association annual convention in Indianapolis last April.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 6, 2024
Powerful NRA chief Wayne LaPierre resigns ahead of graft trial
LaPierre, 74, chief executive since 1991, steps down just as New York state Attorney General Letitia James brings a corruption trial against the NRA.
Police vehicles are parked outside the Perry Middle School and High School complex following a school shooting, in Perry, Iowa, on Thursday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 5, 2024
Sixth-grade student killed in Iowa school shooting, suspect dead
Police also discovered an improvised explosive device when searching the high school.
A woman points at a Glock handgun during the annual National Rifle Association convention in Dallas in 2018.
WORLD / Society
Dec 28, 2023
Gaston Glock, inventor of cult guns, dies at 94
His gun, wielded by police and outlaws alike, certainly made its mark worldwide, matched by few other weapons.
Well-wishers light candles as people mourn the lives lost in Thursday's mass shooting, outside Charles University in Prague on Friday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 23, 2023
After Czech mass shooting, shock, grief and a focus on guns
As police Friday scrutinized online threats of copycat attacks, students at Charles University proposed a simple way to prevent any recurrence: ban guns.
A woman lights a candle in front of the Charles University main building following a shooting at one of the university's buildings in Prague on Thursday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 22, 2023
Gunman kills 14 in attack at Prague university
The gunman is also suspected in the killings of another man and his 2-month-old daughter who were found shot dead last week.
Commissioner Yasuhiro Tsuyuki speaks at a news conference at the National Police Agency on Dec. 7.
Dec 21, 2023
Japanese police to restrict online posts on making guns
The National Police Agency plans to penalize malicious online posts regarding the manufacturing and transfer of guns that incite unlawful possession.
Police officers prepare to storm Hiroshi Watanabe's house in Fujimino, Saitama Prefecture, on Jan. 28, 2022, amid a standoff.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 12, 2023
Life term given to man over killing of doctor in Saitama standoff
Presiding Judge Kenji Koike ruled that Hiroshi Watanabe, who was charged with killing 44-year-old Junichi Suzuki with a shotgun, had an intention to kill.
Law enforcement officers head into the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, campus amid a mass shooting on Wednesday.
Dec 9, 2023
Japanese associate professor killed in U.S. college shooting
The Nevada university where the attack took place Wednesday identified the woman as Naoko Takemaru, an associate professor of Japanese language studies.
Police officers examine the area around Hiroshi Watanabe's home in Fujimino, Saitama Prefecture, on Jan. 28, 2022, after an 11-hour standoff.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 28, 2023
Life term sought for man over killing of doctor in Saitama standoff
According to the indictment, Hiroshi Watanabe fatally shot the doctor and severely injured a physiotherapist in his 40s.
Police examine the area near an apartment complex in Osaka where a woman was injured and a knife-carrying man was shot by an officer on Monday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 13, 2023
Knife-wielding man shot by police in Osaka after attack
The man was shot while wielding two kitchen knives in the wake of an altercation at an apartment building in which a woman was injured.
A post office in Warabi, Saitama Prefecture, on Wednesday, a day after a man barricaded himself inside with a firearm.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 1, 2023
Elderly Saitama hostage-taker had 'grudge' against post office
The 86-year-old man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of shooting into a hospital in Saitama Prefecture and taking hostages at a post office.
Tsuneo Suzuki (center), the suspect arrested after a police raid of a post office in Warabi, Saitama Prefecture, on Tuesday, is taken to a police station in the prefecture.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 31, 2023
Shooting suspect arrested after police raid Saitama post office
Two men were injured in the shooting at a hospital, while two female staff members of the post office were said to be unharmed.
Robert Card, who gunned down 18 people in Lewiston, Maine, is seen in this image released on Wednesday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 29, 2023
Deceased Maine shooter had mental health problems, police say
The shooter, Robert Card, a 40-year-old army reservist, was able to buy weapons legally because he had never been forcibly committed to treatment.
Lewiston Chief of Police David St. Pierre speaks as Maine Gov. Janet Mills looks on during a news conference after mass shooting suspect Robert Card was found dead on Friday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 28, 2023
Suspect in Maine mass shooting Is dead, official says
The discovery of the suspect's body ends a sweeping search that had forced thousands of residents throughout the U.S. state to remain in their homes.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves