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Gun Violence

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San Antonio police arrested a suspect on Monday in connection with a shooting in downtown San Antonio that left two people dead and five others wounded.

Jolene Almendarez | Texas Public Radio

Three teenagers were arrested and charged with terroristic threat following a lockdown at Roosevelt High School Tuesday morning.

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Twenty-nine people died as a result of two mass shootings in Texas last month. What is the response from Texans and their political representatives? Will these latest violent episodes move the needle on gun policy?

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

A gun buyback program is in the works for the City of San Antonio. Two members of the San Antonio City Council are recommending the voluntary program but San Antonio’s police chief is against the idea.

Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

An east side pastor hopes an outbreak of violent crime at the end of May will not become a trend.

 March 24, 2018
Bonnie Petrie / Texas Public Radio

Updated 1 p.m.

Dozens of students took to the streets of downtown San Antonio in a march against the National Rifle Association.


Town hall panelists from left to right: Aayana Ragland, Janie Esparza, Sophia Mendez, Selina Eshraghi, Kelly Choi, Bria Smith, Ryan Deitsch and Cameron Kasky.
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Student gun control activists from Parkland, Florida, stopped in San Antonio Monday evening as part of a national Road to Change summer tour.

They joined state and local activists for a panel discussion that focused on bringing change to a red state known for its pro-gun-rights politicians.

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One of Gov. Greg Abbott’s initiatives for reducing school shootings and promoting gun safety taps into an unlikely source: the gun industry. The governor’s office has provided a $1 million grant to a Newtown, Connecticut-based advocacy group to promote their gun storage education program throughout Texas.

Carson Frame / TPR News

University Health System released its 2017 Community Trauma Report Tuesday. It describes serious injury trends in Bexar County and across South Texas, using data from those treated at University Hospital's Level I trauma center.

President Donald Trump offered a blunt take on Devin Kelley, the mass shooter who opened fire at a church in Sutherland Springs over the weekend, during a press conference Monday in Japan.