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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1998 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While gun-related deaths in Los Angeles County dropped 14% in 1997, the number of children under the age of 10 who died by gunfire doubled to 10, according to a detailed survey of gun violence released Wednesday by a pro-gun-control organization.
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WORLD
April 7, 2011 | From Times wire reports
A former student went on a shooting rampage at a Rio de Janeiro elementary school Thursday killing 11 children, officials said. Seventeen others were injured at the Tasso da Silva Municipal School before Wellington Menezes de Oliveira, 23, killed himself. Police were summoned by a wounded student who managed to escape the school, police Colonel Djalma Beltrame told a local television station. He said the assailant posed as a lecturer to gain access to the school. He carried two revolvers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1991
How many more times must we read about 11-year-old boys and 4-year-old girls shot in the cross-fire (Metro, April 24)? There are no rights or freedoms worth the wounding and murder of our children. The guns must go. If it takes sweeps by the police, search warrants be damned, then that's what it takes. We just can't have innocent children shot and killed because of some so-called right to bear arms. Children have civil rights, too. And there's nothing civil about a society that lets street hoodlums spray gunfire and kill or injure innocent kids.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1998 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While gun-related deaths in Los Angeles County dropped 14% in 1997, the number of children under the age of 10 who died by gunfire doubled to 10, according to a detailed survey of gun violence released Wednesday by a pro-gun-control organization.
WORLD
April 7, 2011 | From Times wire reports
A former student went on a shooting rampage at a Rio de Janeiro elementary school Thursday killing 11 children, officials said. Seventeen others were injured at the Tasso da Silva Municipal School before Wellington Menezes de Oliveira, 23, killed himself. Police were summoned by a wounded student who managed to escape the school, police Colonel Djalma Beltrame told a local television station. He said the assailant posed as a lecturer to gain access to the school. He carried two revolvers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1997 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man drove his three children to an isolated hilltop above the lights of downtown Los Angeles and apparently shot two of them to death Friday before turning the gun on himself, police said. Investigators believe that the man, Jesus Velasquez, 27, killed his son, about 7 years old, and daughter, about 8. He apparently also tried to kill his younger daughter, about 3, but she suffered only a grazing wound on the side of her head.
NEWS
January 3, 1986 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
President Reagan denounced Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi and his associates Thursday as "fellas who think it's all right to shoot 11-year-old girls" as the Administration continued to press its economic and diplomatic offensive against the Tripoli regime.
NEWS
June 14, 1990 | PATRICK MOTT
Officially, the cause of Christian Wiedepuhl's death was a .38-caliber bullet in his brain. It was fired at point-blank range by another 17-year-old boy who was examining his parents' pistol in an upstairs room of the parents' Anaheim Hills home on the afternoon of May 24. The slug struck Christian Wiedepuhl above the right eye.
REAL ESTATE
March 21, 1993 | MICHAEL T. HARRIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES: Harris is a free-lance writer who lives in Crestline.
Brian Harris thinks of himself as a good family man. He and his wife have three children, ranging in age from 3 to 10. A vice president with Turner's Outdoorsman, a Southland sporting goods chain, Harris also keeps a pistol in his home, partly because he enjoys target shooting, but also for protection. Harris (no relation to the writer) stresses to his children that a gun is not a toy and he begins teaching them basic gun safety about age 5.
NEWS
July 4, 1988
A safety group urged parents to take precautions to keep handguns away from their children, especially at this time of year when children are off from school. The Center to Prevent Handgun Violence, a nonprofit group established in 1983 to educate Americans about the risks of owning handguns, released a study that found 38% of the unintentional shootings of children were either self-inflicted or inflicted by other children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1997 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man drove his three children to an isolated hilltop above the lights of downtown Los Angeles and apparently shot two of them to death Friday before turning the gun on himself, police said. Investigators believe that the man, Jesus Velasquez, 27, killed his son, about 7 years old, and daughter, about 8. He apparently also tried to kill his younger daughter, about 3, but she suffered only a grazing wound on the side of her head.
REAL ESTATE
March 21, 1993 | MICHAEL T. HARRIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES: Harris is a free-lance writer who lives in Crestline.
Brian Harris thinks of himself as a good family man. He and his wife have three children, ranging in age from 3 to 10. A vice president with Turner's Outdoorsman, a Southland sporting goods chain, Harris also keeps a pistol in his home, partly because he enjoys target shooting, but also for protection. Harris (no relation to the writer) stresses to his children that a gun is not a toy and he begins teaching them basic gun safety about age 5.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1991
How many more times must we read about 11-year-old boys and 4-year-old girls shot in the cross-fire (Metro, April 24)? There are no rights or freedoms worth the wounding and murder of our children. The guns must go. If it takes sweeps by the police, search warrants be damned, then that's what it takes. We just can't have innocent children shot and killed because of some so-called right to bear arms. Children have civil rights, too. And there's nothing civil about a society that lets street hoodlums spray gunfire and kill or injure innocent kids.
NEWS
June 14, 1990 | PATRICK MOTT
Officially, the cause of Christian Wiedepuhl's death was a .38-caliber bullet in his brain. It was fired at point-blank range by another 17-year-old boy who was examining his parents' pistol in an upstairs room of the parents' Anaheim Hills home on the afternoon of May 24. The slug struck Christian Wiedepuhl above the right eye.
NEWS
January 3, 1986 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
President Reagan denounced Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi and his associates Thursday as "fellas who think it's all right to shoot 11-year-old girls" as the Administration continued to press its economic and diplomatic offensive against the Tripoli regime.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 1996
In Kenneth Turan's review of Tom Hanks' new movie ("The 'Thing' Hanks Does Is Likable, Delightful," Oct. 4) he writes, "Perhaps 'That Thing You Do!'s' trickiest accomplishment is allowing us to believe that the early 1960s was a simpler, happier time, devoid of the violence and strife that are so much on everyone's mind today." I was there in 1964. And I remember it. It was emphatically a simpler, happier time and devoid of the violence that now fills our lives. In 1964 there were no drive-by shootings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 12-year-old boy who was visiting a friend in Paramount was accidentally shot and killed Thursday night, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The shooting occurred shortly before 7 p.m. in the 16400 block of Virginia Avenue, said sheriff's spokeswoman Diane Hecht. The boy was struck in the upper torso and died at the scene. No arrests have been made. Investigators were looking into how the victim and his 14-year-old friend obtained the gun, Deputy Harry Drucker said.
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