Shootings

General view of the University of Texas Tower on the University of Texas campus on September 21, 2013 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

D.C. Museum To Display Texas Tower Sniper’s Rifle

A Washington, D.C., museum will display the rifle that sniper Charles Whitman used to kill 16 people and wound 32 others from atop the University of Texas clock tower in 1966.

12/12/2014

Pinke couple shows CBS 11 their car, after they say someone shot at them as they drove on I-20. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Dallas Police Investigating Two Highway Shootings

Dallas police are investigating whether two highway shootings, which occurred on the same stretch of interstate in the past week, are related.

CBS 11–04/23/2014

Photo of a Dallas Police Department squad car. (credit: Dallas Police Department)

Activist Group Calls For Feds To Investigate DPD Shootings

A new activist group made up of critics of Dallas Police shootings wants changes in DPD’s shooting policies involving civilians.

CBS 11–12/12/2013

An 11-year-old boy handles a SIG Sauer SIG556 semi-automatic rifle during the 2012 NRA Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. (credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

NRA Preparing For Start Of Annual Convention In Houston

The NRA annual convention is about to get underway in Houston after the group spent much of the past year under siege, ardently defending gun rights following mass shootings in two states and fighting back against mounting pressure for stricter laws in Washington.

05/02/2013

Mike and Cynthia McLelland (credit: The Kaufman Herald)

Security Increased Across State After North Texas DA’s Murder

After the weekend murder of District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, law enforcement presence at the Kaufman County Courthouse and other North Texas offices has been beefed up. One judge said Monday, “We obviously have some folks that are out to do harm to elected officials.”

CBSDFW.COM–04/01/2013

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Dallas Residents Worried About Weekend Motel Shootings

Police are looking into two separate shooting at motels in Far North Dallas. While police don’t believe there is not a connection between the shootings people in the neighborhoods feel they are both part of a growing crime problem.

11/25/2012

Photo of a Dallas Police Department squad car. (credit: Dallas Police Department)

Recent Dallas Police Shootings Raise Concerns

27-year-old Roberto Galbadon is the fifteenth person to be shot by a Dallas Police officer. Eight of those shootings resulted in deaths. The cases have generated public scrutiny, support and outrage toward D.P.D.

08/03/2012

Graphic of police crime scene tape over gun cross-hairs and the outline of a body. (credit: AP Photo)

Families Mourn As Fort Worth Police Investigate Murders Of Young Couple

The killers fired at least 11 shots at the car carrying the couple.

05/21/2012