Special Report: 2021 Timeline Of Mass Shooting In America

 Special Report: 2021 Timeline Of Mass Shooting In America

Best described as America’s bloody weekend, the US has been rocked by back to back mass shooting across the different states in the country.

In 2021 alone, at least 30 people have been killed in mass shootings around the United States. Numbers the government has begun actions to curb with President Joe Biden’s announced six executive actions. 

2021 Mass Shooting

TwentyTen Daily defines a mass shooting as a cluster of gun violence incidents with two or more casualties — dead or wounded.

Chicago

7 year old Jaslyn Adams and her 29 year old were shot multiple times in the family's car in the drive-thru lane of McDonald's in Chicago on Sunday afternoon. Jaslyn later died from her injuries while her father is still being hospitalized and in serious condition.

The shooting is under investigation. No one is in custody, police said Monday.

Kenosha, Wisconsin

According to the Kenosha County Sheriff's Office, three people have died and three others wounded after a sporadic shooting at a tavern in southeast Wisconsin early Sunday.

Gunfire erupted at The Somers House tavern around 12:40 a.m. Sunday, according to Sheriff David G. Beth, who said it "sounds like one person got removed from the establishment and possibly came back a short time later" and started shooting. "It was unclear why that person was initially removed," the sheriff said.

Los Angeles

Four people were killed, one of them a child, in a shooting on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at an office building in suburban Los Angeles before the suspect was taken into custody with wounds from reported gunfire at the scene of the crime.

Colorado

A gunman opened fire at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, on Monday, killing 10 people, including the first police officer to arrive on the scene, before the bloodied suspect was arrested.

Indianapolis

A 19-year-old gunman killed eight workers and himself at an Indianapolis FedEx center on Thursday, April 15, 2021 in what police have termed Suicide by Cop.

Four members of the Sikh religious community - three women and a man - were among the dead in the gun rampage.

Louisiana

Six people were injured after someone opened fire during a 12-year-old's birthday party Saturday in LaPlace, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office found multiple people shot when they responded to the scene Saturday, officials said in a statement posted to the sheriff's office Facebook page.

Columbus, Ohio

One person was killed and five others -- including a 12-year-old -- were injured by gunfire on Saturday, April, 17, as they attended a vigil for a shooting victim in Columbus, Ohio, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office said.

Detroit

Four people were wounded in a shooting during a vigil on Detroit's east side on April 16 after an unknown person fired into the crowd. The victims were expected to recover.

Florida

At least six people were injured at an Escambia County apartment complex in Pensacola on April 15. No suspects are in custody.

Washington, DC

Four people were shot, including a teenage girl, in Northeast Washington, DC, on April 15.

Baltimore

Police reported a dice game turned violent when two people opened fire on a group, wounding four, on April 13.

Wichita, Kansas

One person was killed and three others injured in a shooting at a house party at an East Wichita Airbnb.

Seattle

A toddler and three other people were injured when suspects fired into a business parking lot.

Memphis, Tennessee

One person was killed and three others, including a mother and child, were injured after gunfire was exchanged in a Memphis neighbourhood.

Koshkonong, Missouri

One person was killed and three others injured in a shooting at a convenience store.

Waterbury, Connecticut

Police responded to calls of a weapons complaint and found blood trails and four injured victims.

Allendale, Michigan

An incident outside a house party resulted in four people being shot and one critically injured.

Fort Worth, Texas

One person was killed and at least five others injured when people in two vehicles shot at each other on a Fort Worth, Texas, freeway, officials said.

Bryan, Texas

A gunman killed one person and wounded at least five others -- four of them critically -- at a cabinet manufacturer, police said.

Rock Hill, South Carolina

A former NFL player killed six people -- including a prominent doctor, his wife and their two young grandchildren -- before killing himself, authorities said. (April 7)

Milwaukee

A 26-year-old man was charged with the shooting that killed two people and injured two others at a gas station.

Detroit

One person was killed and three others injured after gunfire erupted from a car.

Chicago

Seven people were wounded on Chicago's South Side when gunfire erupted after a fight on a sidewalk. The victims -- six men and one woman -- ranged in age from 18 to 39.

Birmingham, Alabama

An argument between two groups of men devolved into more than 30 shots fired at a park on Easter -- killing a woman and wounding five other people, including four children, police said.

Beaumont, Texas

A man broke into a home, threatening several people with a firearm before shooting four people, according to Beaumont Police.

Wilmington, North Carolina

Three people were killed and four others injured in a mass shooting at a house party.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Two men were arrested and charged with attempted murder after five people were injured during a shooting outside an Alabama bar, police said.

Dallas

In what police said was an apparent murder-suicide plot between 21-year-old and 19-year-old brothers, they killed their parents, sister, grandmother and then themselves, according to CNN affiliate KLTV.

Cleveland

Seven people were shot at a Cleveland nightclub. The victims, four men and three women, were all between 20 and 30 years old, and police believe several people fired inside the nightclub, the station reported.

Chicago

Four people in an SUV were shot on the I-57 expressway. All victims were taken to hospitals in critical condition.

Essex, Maryland

A man fatally shot his parents before shooting three people at a convenience store, killing two of them, CNN affiliate WBOC reported, citing Baltimore County police. The suspect died by suicide.

Chicago

Four people were shot in Chicago's South Austin neighbourhood. The victims, who included men ages 42, 53 and 64, were near a sidewalk when they were shot, the station reported.

Yazoo City, Mississippi

 CNN affiliate WLBT reported at least seven people were injured in a mass shooting at a nightclub. Six people were shot and another person suffered a laceration, the station reported.

River Grove, Illinois

A shooting on a party bus left three people injured and one dead. Police say the occupants of another vehicle fired at the bus while stopped at an intersection, the station reported.

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Virginia Beach police work the scene of a shooting that occurred the night before. Three shootings in the city left eight people injured and two dead, according to the City of Virginia Beach.

Memphis, Tennessee

Five people were shot, the Memphis Police Department said on Twitter. Three victims were pronounced dead at the scene, two were taken to a hospital in critical condition, and one was in non-critical condition, the tweet said.Michael Tucker, the man identified as the suspect, was found dead in a motel in Nashville on April 1. Police spokesman Don Aaron said it is believed Tucker died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Philadelphia

Outside of the Golf and Social Club, police say two suspects shot seven people. Video released by police shows two suspects approaching a gathering crowd and opening fire.

Aliceville, Alabama

A shooting was reported at an Aliceville home that left two people dead and two injured.

Executive Actions Against Gun Violence

With the spree of mass shootings over the past two months especially in Atlanta, Boulder, Colorado which claimed the lives of 18 people, President Joe Biden has set in motion six executive actions aimed at more gun restrictions in the country.

  • The Justice Department will issue laws to help stop the proliferation of “ghost guns.” 
  • The Justice Department will issue a proposed rule to determine when a device marketed as a stabilizing brace effectively turns a pistol into a short-barreled rifle subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act. 
  • The Justice Department will publish model “red flag” legislation for states.
  • The Justice Department will issue an annual report on firearms trafficking.
  • The President will nominate David Chipman to serve as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.  
  • The Biden-Harris administration would invest more in evidence-based community violence interventions.

Patsy Nwogu

A writer focused on data journalism, health and data analytics.

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