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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At least six people were injured at an Escambia County apartment complex in Pensacola on April 15. No suspects are in custody.
Four people were shot, including a teenage girl, in Northeast Washington, DC, on April 15.
Police reported a dice game turned violent when two people opened fire on a group, wounding four, on April 13.
One person was killed and three others injured in a shooting at a house party at an East Wichita Airbnb.
A toddler and three other people were injured when suspects fired into a business parking lot.
One person was killed and three others, including a mother and child, were injured after gunfire was exchanged in a Memphis neighbourhood.
One person was killed and three others injured in a shooting at a convenience store.
Police responded to calls of a weapons complaint and found blood trails and four injured victims.
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.
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)
A 26-year-old man was charged with the shooting that killed two people and injured two others at a gas station.
One person was killed and three others injured after gunfire erupted from a car.
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.
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.
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.
Two men were arrested and charged with attempted murder after five people were injured during a shooting outside an Alabama bar, police said.
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.
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.
Four people in an SUV were shot on the I-57 expressway. All victims were taken to hospitals in critical condition.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.