- Apr 13, 2021
Officer Eric Talley, an 11-year veteran of the Boulder Police Department, was the first to arrive at the scene of a mass shooting at a King Soopers grocery store the afternoon of March 22 and the first of 10 to be killed.
The school community at Mount Carmel High School, an all-boys Catholic school in Chicago, mourned the shooting death of 15-year-old sophomore Isaiah Wade, who starred as a defensive back and wide receiver on the school’s football team, played lacrosse and had a 3.8 GPA.
A Dominican sister was shot in the leg as her humanitarian relief team came under gunfire from paramilitaries in Mexico’s southern Chiapas state.
The level of gun violence has actually risen during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to statistics released by the Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit research group that catalogs every incident of gun violence in the United States.
Amid a surge in gun violence and protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, the nation’s third-largest city is on edge, awaiting possible greater tension in the form of a plan by President Donald Trump to dispatch dozens of federal agents to Chicago.
A gun buyback program at St. Sabina Church in Chicago produced at least 100 firearms.
Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, said Catholic clergy and lay leaders can play a role in bringing together people along the rural-urban divide to build understanding of the need for sensible policies that can end the scourge of gun violence.