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16 killed in gun attacks across the US in three days

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  • 30 May, 2023 22:56:55

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International Desk: Americans are enjoying a three-day holiday on the occasion of Memorial Day. They flocked to various tourist centers after getting leave. In this situation, at least 16 people have been killed in shooting incidents in various places in eight states. Dozens were injured. Apart from the elderly, the dead include teenagers.

Saturday, Sunday and Monday were holidays in the United States due to Memorial Day and weekends. There have been multiple shootings on the first and last day of the incident. Nine people were injured Monday evening after a gunman opened fire in the Hollywood Beach area of ​​Florida. Back then people were enjoying vacations on the Atlantic coast north of Miami.

Police said a dispute between two groups turned violent. Children are also among the injured. They were taken to a hospital. Hollywood police spokeswoman Diana Bettineschi said at a nightly news conference that one person was taken into custody and a suspect was being sought.

The first shooting was reported on Friday afternoon before the holiday. A fight broke out between two groups on North Avenue Beach in Chicago and shots were fired. More than eight people were killed and at least 32 injured in shootings in Chicago over the long holiday weekend, NBC Chicago reported. According to a Pew Research Center analysis, there are an average of 57 gun-related homicides per day in the United States.

An argument between two men turned into a gunfight in Baltimore on Friday afternoon. At least 5 people were shot. The identities of the five dead have not been made public. Police have taken Irene Byers, 20, into custody in connection with a series of shootings between Friday afternoon and early Saturday in Mesa, Arizona. Byers is accused of killing four people and injuring one, police said.

The shooting happened at the Roxbury Lanes casino in Seattle on Saturday. Police are yet to arrest a suspect. A shooting at a motorcycle show in Red River, New Mexico on Saturday evening left three people dead and five others, including the suspect, injured. Police arrested one person in this incident.

Three people were injured, two of them seriously, in a shooting Saturday evening at the Hot restaurant and lounge in Garden Grove, California. Garden Grove Police Sergeant Nick Jensen said the gunman got into an argument before opening fire. Meanwhile in Atlanta early Sunday Benjamin E. A mass shooting at Mays High School. One teenager was killed and another injured. Atlanta Public Schools confirmed this in a statement.

Also on Sunday, one person was killed in a shooting on a Green Line train at the Navy Yard station in Washington, DC. "Unfortunately the adult male was pronounced dead at the scene," Metro Transit Police tweeted. Washington Assistant Police Chief Andre Wright said the gunman and the victim got into an argument on the train. Wright said the victim had 'multiple gunshot wounds' to his upper body.


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