US passes 200 mass shootings this year: nonprofit
Seven shootings over the weekend, including a massacre at a Dallas-area outlet mall, brought the total number of mass shootings in the U.S. this year over 200, according to the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive (GVA).
This year, according to GVA’s tracker, there have been 202 incidents in which four or more people — other than the attacker — were shot.
In the past two years, the U.S. crossed 200 mass shootings in mid-May and, in 2020 and 2019, didn’t reach 200 until mid-to-late June. Between 2016 and 2018, the country passed 200 mass shootings in late July.
The GVA tracker logged three shooting incidents Saturday, including the incident at Allen Premium Outlets in Texas, where a gunman killed eight people and injured seven others before being fatally shot by police. One person was killed in a mass shooting in California and another in Ohio, and several others were injured in both states that same day.
Another four mass shooting incidents were recorded Sunday, killing five people total and injuring a dozen others in California, Missouri, New Jersey and Maryland.
The Texas shooting Saturday was the second-deadliest shooting this year, after the shooting in Monterey Park, Calif., where 11 people were killed. President Biden has decried the recent spate of shootings and urged Congress to act on gun control.
Last year, the GVA tracker recorded 647 total mass shootings in the U.S., for a total of 20,200 “willful, malicious or accidental” gun-related deaths and nearly 40,000 injuries.
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