WORLD US records over 600 mass shootings for 3rd straight year


US records over 600 mass shootings for 3rd straight year


10:41, November 28, 2022

People are seen at a memorial service for victims of a mass shooting in San Jose, California, the United States, May 27, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua)

According to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), the United States recorded 611 mass shootings in 2022 as of November 26, the third year in a row the country experienced at least 600 multiple shootings.

The archive, a non-profit independent data collection organization, calls mass shootings an "American phenomenon," and defines the incidents as any attack in which there are at least four victims shot, injured or killed by a gun, excluding the perpetrator.

The GVA recorded 610 multiple victim shootings in 2020 and 690 last year, when the COVID-19 pandemic abated.

Very recently, a massacre took place at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, which left six people dead and four more with injuries. That was only three days after five people died in a shooting rampage in a Colorado Springs nightclub.

Following the Colorado shooting, President Joe Biden condemned the "senseless attack," and urged the country to "address the public health epidemic of gun violence in all of its forms."

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