Gun crime

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    Video caption: 'Our kids died in the Parkland school shooting, but we don't agree on guns'

    The parents of two Parkland victims share different views on the issue of gun violence in the US.

  2. CCTV of drive-by shooting in Sheffield

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    Video caption: CCTV of Sheffield drive-by shooting (Jan 2020)
  3. Man shot in Dagenham

    Reede Road

    A man has been shot in a residential street in east London.

    Police found an injured man and a woman, aged in their 30s, while responding to reports of shots being fired on Reede Road in Dagenham at about 04.00 today.

    The man is believed to have suffered a gunshot injury, Police said. The cause of the woman's injuries is unknown.

    The London Ambulance Service took the pair to a hospital where their condition is being assessed.

    Officers from the Met Police's gang crime unit are investigating. No arrests have been.

  4. 'Bring me a gun and I'll give you a trumpet, no questions asked'

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    Video caption: Musician Shamarr Allen has a plan to get guns off the streets of New Orleans

    Musician Shamarr Allen has a plan to get guns off the streets of New Orleans

  5. 'Historic investigation' disrupts murder plots and recovers £13m

    Sam Francis

    BBC News, London

    £5m recovered

    Guns, class A drugs and more than £13m have been recovered in the "most signficant operation" the Metropolitan Police Service has ever launched.

    The opeartion comes after a top-secret communications system used by criminals to trade drugs and guns has been "successfully penetrated" by the National Crime Agency (NCA).

    "International" organised cirminals are among 171 people arested after messages on EncroChat were intercepted and decoded.

    Officers disrupted murder plots, arrested some of London’s longest-standing and most dangerous criminals, Police said.

    More than £13.4m in cash has been siezed, including £5m in one operation alone - the largest single cash seizure the Met has ever made.

    Officers have recovered 16 firearms, including Scorpion submachine guns and revolvers, seized more than 500 rounds of ammunition, 37 encrypted devices, 620kgs of Class A drugs and 19kgs of Class B drugs.

    The NCA worked with forces across Europe on the UK's "biggest and most significant" law enforcement operation.

    One investigation "clearly demonstrates the link between international organised crime and serious violence across London," police said.

    Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said: “This operation is the most significant activity, certainly in my career, we have ever carried out against serious and organised criminality across London.

    "Through this work with our international partners, we have significantly developed our understanding of organised criminality in London and the ways in which some of our most prolific and dangerous offenders operate.

    This is just the beginning, there are many more people we are investigating. We know who they are and we have seen what they are doing and who they are doing it with."

    A Scorpion machine gun seized under Operation Venetic
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    The 19-year-old law student was shot dead in Blackburn last week after she was mistaken for someone else.

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    Video caption: 'Terrified' Shoreham shop staff threatened by gunman

    Police are looking for a man with a distinctive beanie hat and green jacket.

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    Video caption: US bodycam footage shows man shooting at police

    A man suspected of attempted murder was pulled over in a car park when he started firing at officers.