A recent spate of mass shootings across America left 11 dead in Philadelphia over the weekend. TennesseeArizona, South Carolina and Virginia.
In Philadelphia, three people died and at least 12 others were injured after “several gunmen” fired shots into a downtown crowd.
Three others died in Chattanooga after 14 were shot outside a bar and three others were hit by cars as they tried to run away.
Two of the victims died from gunshot wounds, and one died from injuries after being hit by a car.
No arrests were made in either shooting. No suspects have been identified.
Just hours before the Philly shooting, a woman died while eight others were injured after a gunman opened fire on a crowd of around 100 people in Phoenix, Arizona.
Two men were killed outside an Arizona bar early Sunday morning and the suspects fled the scene.
One person was shot dead and seven others injured in a gang-related shooting at a high school graduation in South Carolina Sunday night.
The series of shootings comes just days after another mass shooting in Virginia, which took place at a large party attended by over 100 people.
One person died and five were injured in the incident.
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mass shooting defined
According to The Gun Violence Archive, a mass shooting is an incident in which at least four people are shot or killed, not counting the gunman.
Deadliest school shooting in Texas history
On May 24, 2022, around 11:30 a.m. local time, a shooting broke out at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
Ultimately, at least 18 students and three adults died, including fourth-grade teacher Eva Mireles.
The Robb Elementary shooting is reportedly the deadliest school shooting in Texas history and came four years after a gunman fatally shot 10 people at Santa Fe High School in the Houston area, according to 9News.
The shooting also took place just a few days later Ten people were killed in a mass shooting at a Tops Friendly Markets store in Buffalo, New York.
Last shootout at the supermarket Tops
On May 14, 2022, shots were fired at a supermarket in upstate New York.
According to official figures, at least ten people were killed and three injured.
Two of the injured were initially in critical condition.
The suspected shooter was 18-year-old Payton Gendron.
Philadelphia DA says it’s ‘time for real action’
District Attorney Larry Krasner tweeted that Saturday’s crimes signaled that it was “time for real action” on gun control laws.
Ten shootings in Philadelphia this weekend
According to the Gun Violence Archive, the mass shooting was the tenth and final shooting in the city since Friday.
Eight of the other shootings resulted in a single injured victim.
One of the shootings resulted in one death.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital figures revealed
Damien Woods, a hospital spokesman, said that of the 10 patients brought to TJUH, three were dead, three were stable and four were discharged.
Age range of wounded victims
Police said the victims were between 17 and 69 years old.
Four of the injured were 17.
The others were two 18-year-olds, two 20-year-olds, a 23-year-old, a 43-year-old and a 69-year-old.
One more shootout before the mass shooting
Police said there was a shooting on Bainbridge Street less than an hour before the deadly South Street shooting.
“People shouldn’t be afraid to go out,” Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said.
“What happened last night was an atrocity, but we don’t see that all the time.
“It’s not normal in the city of Philadelphia.”
At least five different weapons
Officer Frank Valore said at least five different weapons were at the scene, but only two were recovered.
More officials scheduled for city events
“Several events were taking place in the city at the same time,” Outlaw said, speaking of a local concert.
“Our presence was increased because several events were taking place in the city, but only because of the anticipation of many people who were out and about.”
More officials than usual on Saturday
When asked by a reporter, the police commissioner said it was not known whether the shooting was between individuals or whether it was caused by hostile groups.
“We’ve increased our presence there,” she said of downtown.
“We’re talking about hundreds and hundreds of people.”
All three victims were taken to hospitals
Police said the three confirmed dead include a suspected gunman and two possible bystanders.
“We are devastated,” Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said.
Suspect shot dead
Outlaw said police believe an officer shot and killed one of the gunmen.
Updated casualty figures reported
Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw says 3 dead and 12 victims injured.
Police provide update
The Philadelphia Police Department will hold a news conference at 2:00 p.m. local time to provide updates on the mass shooting.
The three victims killed in the South Street shooting are Kristopher Minners, 22; Alexis Quinn, 27; and Gregory “Japan” Jackson, 34, according to State Senator Vincent J. Hughes of the New York Times.
Reports of increasing violence in Philadelphia
Fox News correspondent Alexandria Hoff tweeted that South Street was a “traditionally festive strip” in the city’s historic district.
She reports that the area has felt more dangerous over the years.
Video captures gunfire
In the video confirmed by the Inquirer, more than two dozen shots are heard in quick succession.
The police are trying to identify suspects
Inspector Pace said Philadelphia police expect to collect “a lot” of video footage of businesses along South Street to identify suspects.
Mayor Kenney urged anyone with information to report it to 215-686-TIPS. Tips can be submitted anonymously.
Witness Joe Smith told the Inquirer of the shooting: “When it started I didn’t think it was going to stop.
“There were guttural screams. I only heard screams.”
Video footage shared online
Cell phone footage shared online showed dozens of police officers at the scene.
There appeared to be a trail of blood “snaking up a sidewalk” in front of a Rita’s Ice Shop, the Inquirer journalist Max Marin uncovered.
In one video, two men appear to be conversing with a third man outside the store before a fistfight begins and a gun is drawn, the Inquirer reports after viewing the video.
Mayor says shooting is ‘more than devastating’
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney released a statement Sunday morning calling the shooting a “heinous crime.”
“Once again we see senselessly lost lives and injuries in yet another horrific, brazen and despicable act of gun violence,” the statement said.
“My heart goes out to the family, friends, loved ones of those lost or injured and everyone affected by this terrible tragedy.”
South Street is known for its nightlife
The popular Philadelphia Street is known for its nightlife with many restaurants, venues and bars.
Inspector Pace said: “You can imagine hundreds of people enjoying South Street as they do every single weekend when this shooting broke out.”
Chaos broke out at the crime scene
Eric Walsh, who was closing down an O’Neal’s bar when the shooting broke out, told the Inquirer: “People were coming off the street with blood spattered on white sneakers and scraped knees and elbows.
“We literally just balled up napkins, wet them and gave them to people.”
Walsh described the scene as “chaos”.
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