3 mass shootings in the US within 48 hours
On June 4, at a crowded restaurant and bar area in Philadelphia, two men clashed, leading to a shootout that left many people around with bullets, 3 people died (including one of the shooters), and 12 people were injured. The other suspects fled.
The next violent incident occurred shortly after midnight on June 4, at a bar in Chattanooga, Tennessee, leaving three people dead – two hit by bullets and one hit by a car while trying to get away – and 14 others injured. love.
On the morning of June 5, another shooting occurred in Saginaw, Michigan, leaving 3 dead and 2 injured.
As of the evening of June 5, authorities had not arrested any suspects in all three shootings. Investigations are still ongoing.
The incidents occurred as Americans in three other cities were still in shock after previous shootings: 10 people died in a shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York; 21 people died at elementary school in Uvalde, Texas; Four people died at the medical center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
In the tragic incident at Uvalde elementary school, 10-year-old Alithia Haven Ramirez was buried on June 5. According to information at the funeral home, Alithia has a dream of going to an art school in Paris and likes to play football. Nineteen of her classmates were also victims of an 18-year-old assailant carrying an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.
Activists are calling on the US government to take stronger measures to reduce gun violence.
According to figures from the non-profit research organization Gun Violence Archive, in 2022, there have been at least 240 mass shootings in the United States. An incident is classified as a mass shooting if at least four people are shot, not including the attacker.
US President Joe Biden on June 2 called on the US Congress to ban lethal weapons, expand background checks and other gun control measures.
On June 5, Democratic congressman Chris Murphy, who is participating in congressional gun safety discussions, said a package of measures includes programs to invest in mental health and ensure safety. School safety, as well as some changes to gun laws, are likely to be passed by Congress.
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