In the United States, the first weekend of June saw a higher number of mass fatal shootings than the preceding three-day weekend, which culminated with Memorial Day. At least 12 people were killed and 38 others were wounded in mass shootings over the weekend, according to the Gun Violence Archive, which defines a gun massacre as an event in which “four or more persons are shot or killed, not counting the gunman.” In incidents that fit that description over the long weekend, nine people have been killed and more than 60 were wounded.
With the actual beginning of summer, June 21, and its warmest evenings still remaining, gun violence looked to go uninterrupted as Americans discuss the potential of new gun legislation in the aftermath of the tragic Uvalde school massacre.
The most significant incidents of violence this weekend occurred in Philadelphia, where three individuals were murdered and 12 others were injured, and in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where two people were killed and 12 others were wounded by gunfire for the second weekend in a row. A third person was killed when they were hit by a car.
According to the sheriff’s office, a late Saturday graduating party outside a property in Clarendon County, South Carolina, was disrupted by a drive-up murder that may have included two vehicles.
According to the report, a 32-year-old lady was killed by gunshots early Sunday morning. According to the agency, seven others were hurt, including minors ages 12 to 17 and a 36-year-old.
The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office claimed in a statement that the violence could have been gang-related.
“At least 60 to 70 bullets were fired at this incident,” the report stated. “At this time, it’s unclear whether some of these bullets were returned fire from some of the partygoers.”
As per NBC station, WEYI of Saginaw, a gunshot in Saginaw, Michigan, early Sunday killed three people, comprising two males on the site and a lady who was hospitalized but did not survive.
According to the station, two guys were injured in the incident and were taken to the hospital. Two individuals were murdered and two others were wounded in a shooting at a nightclub in Mesa, Arizona, early Sunday, according to NBC station KPNX of Phoenix.
“Officers pursued three individuals who reportedly fled in a vehicle, eventually stopping and arresting them in connection with the case,” according to the station.
At the scene, two males were declared deceased. Police informed KPNX that the injured, who were also at the event, were transported to the hospital with non-life serious injuries.
Sheriff’s deputies in Bibb County, Georgia, went to reports of gunshots at an empty residence Saturday night to find four individuals down, including 19-year-old Cleveland Raines of Macon, who subsequently died at a hospital, according to the county sheriff’s office.
Three other victims, Ralph Hughes, 19, Jarvis Devon Hill, 23, and Alizya Sinclair, 22, were believed to be stable in hospital facilities, according to a statement from the Bibb County office.
Three other casualties, Ralph Hughes, 19, Jarvis Devon Hill, 23, and Alizya Sinclair, 22, were believed to be safe in hospital facilities, according to a report from the Bibb County office.The attack’s sources were being investigated.
A 14-year-old girl was killed and eight people were wounded early Saturday in Phoenix, Arizona, when a dispute among numerous parties progressed with guns fired at a party.According to Phoenix police, about 100 people attended the party, which was held inside a strip mall building near 10th Avenue and Hatcher Road.
According to police, the gunshot occurred inside the business, as well as in the neighboring parking lot and roadway area. Authorities arrived to find people fleeing the parking lot in all areas and many victims at the site and nearby.
After being transferred to a local hospital, the 14-year-old girl was confirmed dead. Two more adult women received life-threatening gunshot wounds, five males received non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, and one adolescent boy received a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
Shannon Watts, the leader of the anti-gun violence organization Moms Demand Action, said on Twitter that the violence isn’t going away.
“It was New York, Texas, and California the previous month,” she explained. “This weekend, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Tennessee are on the schedule.”
President Joe Biden called on Congress to act on measures to limit the sale of semiautomatic weapons like the AR-15, which were designed for the military, in a speech to the country on Thursday. Despite the fact that the weapon has been used in some of the country’s greatest mass shootings, police in the weekend’s attacks did not blame the weapon.
After 19 children and two instructors were shot dead at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, the president made his plea. On May 14, a shooter purportedly driven by prejudice and hatred opened fire at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, killing ten people.
National Gun Violence Awareness Day was observed on Friday by a number of groups dedicated to preventing shootings.