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Nine killed in 14 mass shootings during US Memorial Day weekend

PoliticsNine killed in 14 mass shootings during US Memorial Day weekend

Washington (The Times Groupe)- During Memorial Day weekend, nine people were killed and 63 were injured in mass shootings across the US, according to a report posted Tuesday.

Over the three-day weekend, the Gun Violence Archive research group tracked 14 mass shootings in 11 states, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas. The period covered extends from early Saturday through late Monday.

In 2017, there were nearly 18,000 gun-related deaths, nearly 10,000 of which were suicides.

The monitor cataloged 230 mass shootings in the first five months of 2022, including 11 mass murders in 34 different states and Washington, D.C. It defines a mass shooting as having “at least four victims shot, either injured or killed, excluding any shooters killed or injured in the incident.”

Gun violence more generally claimed the lives of 156 people and injured 412 from 5 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Tuesday, it said.

In Uvalde, Texas, 19 elementary school students and two adults were killed in a devastating mass shooting. The shooting was the third deadliest in US history.

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