After Uvalde, mass shootings continue this weekend across the US: NPR

A memorial for the victims of Robb Elementary School outside Little Coyotes Daycare in Uvalde, Texas. Since Wednesday, eight more people have been killed and 45 injured in mass shootings.

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A memorial for the victims of Robb Elementary School outside Little Coyotes Daycare in Uvalde, Texas. Since Wednesday, eight more people have been killed and 45 injured in mass shootings.

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At least eight mass shootings took place across the United States over the weekend following Tuesday’s mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

Three others took place between Wednesday and Friday.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, an independent organization that collects data from more than 7,500 sources, eight people were killed and 45 others injured in the five days following the massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.

A mass shooting, defined by Gun Violence Archive, is an incident in which four or more people are shot and injured or killed, excluding the shooter.

Wednesday May 25

In Philadelphia, a man riding a mountain bike opened fire on Wednesday night at a home where a young man and his girlfriend were about to leave for prom, CBS3 Philadelphia reported. Police said the shooter shot a 19-year-old man, a young woman – also 19 – and the young woman’s 34-year-old mother and a 60-year-old man.

The boy was in critical condition and the other three victims were stable Thursday morning.

Friday May 27

Six people were shot at a graduation party in Alabama early Thursday, the Anniston Police Department reported on Facebook. None of the injuries were life threatening. More than 150 people, as young as 14, were at the party at the time. Stray bullets hit nearby vehicles, police said, and several firearms were recovered from the scene.

On the same day, ABC13 in Michigan reported that a 40-year-old mother and her three children – ages 3, 4 and 6 – were shot to death about 50 miles north of Grand Rapids. The mother’s stepfather was shot in the head and was in critical condition on Saturday. A surviving daughter told ABC13 that the stepfather shot the children and then the mother.

Saturday May 28

In Chattanooga, Tennessee, six people were shot to death one block from the downtown Tennessee Aquarium, Local 3 News and CNN reported. Two of the six victims suffered life-threatening injuries. The victims were teenagers and in their early twenties.

Police in Colorado Springs, Colorado are investigating a shooting in the parking lot of a bar that killed a man and injured three women, KKTV11 News reported. Witnesses said the shots appeared to come from a moving vehicle.

ABC30 in California reported that three teenagers were injured and a man killed in a shooting in Fresno on Saturday night. The three teenagers expected to survive, but the man, in his twenties, died of his injuries.

Gunshots erupted at a party in Malabar, Florida on Saturday night, hitting four people between the ages of 15 and 18, 1010 News reported.

Sunday May 29

Fox32 in Illinois reported that five people remained in serious condition after being shot in Chicago’s West Garfield Park. The victims are between 16 and 33 years old.

In Taft, Okla., a 26-year-old man is in custody for a shooting during a crowded Memorial Day festival that left a 39-year-old woman dead and seven others injured. The surviving victims range in age from 9 to 56 and suffer non-life-threatening injuries, Fox23 News reported.

Detroit police tell WWJ News Radio that a group of three men and two women came under fire around 3:40 a.m. Two of the men who were shot are in stable condition, but the third is in critical condition , reported WWJ News Radio. The women were not shot, but were slightly injured by shards of glass. (The Gun Violence Archive includes this incident on its list. NPR contacted the group to clarify its methodology in this case.)

The Merced Sun-Star in California reported Sunday morning that four people, two youths and two adults, were shot shortly after midnight on Sunday. One of the victims was killed, one is in critical condition and two were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

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