The U.S. Has Seen At Least 601 Mass Shootings This Year Alone
ANGLO AMERICA, 21 Nov 2022
20 Nov 2022 – In 2022 alone, the United States has seen at least 601 mass shootings, creating an average of about 13 shootings a week.
That’s according to data from the Gun Violence Archive, which defines a mass shooting as an incident where at least four people are shot or killed, not including the shooter.
Mass shootings have devastated communities in nearly every corner of the nation this year. A racist attack at a Buffalo, N.Y. supermarket killed 10 people and injured three more on May 14. Ten days later, a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, making it the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. since Sandy Hook. The attack that killed five people at Club Q in Colorado Springs late Saturday was only the latest mass shooting in the Gun Violence Archive database.
A total list of mass shootings in 2022 can be found here.
The year 2021 saw 690 mass shootings. The previous year had 610. And 2019 had 417.
At least five people were killed and 25 others were wounded after a gunman opened fire at an LGBTQ club called Club Q in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Police said a 22-year-old suspect is in custody.
Here’s what we know so far:
- Police say at least two club patrons fought with the gunman, stopping him from continuing to harm others.
- President Biden and lawmakers are calling on Congress to pass stricter gun laws.
- The attack came on the eve of Transgender Day of Remembrance (Nov. 20).
A patron grabbed a handgun from the shooter, Mayor John Suthers tells NPR –
By Emily Olson
Tags: Anglo America, Mass Shooting, Mass murder, Massacre, USA
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