CNN reports show that currently, there have been at least seven mass shootings in the past week, where last Saturday alone had seen 3 separate incidents. Mass shooting, as defined by CNN, is a shooting incident that has caused death or injuries to four or more victims, which denotes excluding the shooter(s) in the count.
CNN said that even if some data concerning official news about gun violence is accessible, the US federal government does not have a specific database or system to keep track of mass shootings incidents in the country. Nevertheless, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was able to trace gun violence data, and has reported that in 2019, there were almost 40,000 casualties of gun related violence.
Mass Shooting or Gun Violence Incidents in the U.S. in a Span of 7 Days
According to CNN reports, the seven most recent mass shootings across the U.S. had transpired as follows:
March 16 (Tuesday), Atlanta, Georgia
A white armed individual rushed through three spas and killed a total of eight people in which six of them were Asian women.
March 17 (Wednesday), Stockton, California
Fortunately, no one was critically harmed during a drive-by shooting while the victims were preparing a vigil in Stockton in California’s Central valley.
March 18 (Thursday), Gresham, Oregon
Four people were hospitalized because of a shooting incident at a Gresham hotel. One was in a critical condition, while two others underwent surgery.
March 20 (Saturday), Houston, Texas
KPRC-TV, a CNN news affiliate, reported that according to the police, five people were shot in a club where one was shot in the neck and in a critical condition while the rest are now in stable condition.
March 20 (Saturday), Dallas, Texas
The shooter is still unidentified, while Dallas officers found eight people shot at 10333 Technology Blvd. in which one of the victims died.
March 20 (Saturday), Philadelphia
CNN news affiliate KYW-TV stated that there was one casualty and five injured during a shooting that happened in an illegal party where there were at least 150 people. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw stated that the individuals at the illegal party had to run for their lives.
March 22 (Monday), Boulder, Colorado
A shooting incident in King Soopers supermarket in Colorado killed ten people, ranging from ages 20 to 65, including a local police officer. The shooter was apprehended by the police while still in the supermarket, and after he was hit in the leg.