A series of mass shootings over the weekend left at least 11 people dead and another 69 injured.There were at least 12 mass shootings between Friday night and Sunday, according to CNN reporting and an analysis of data from the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), local media and police reports.The shootings took place across eight states — Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio, Indiana, South Carolina, Virginia, Texas and Minnesota.CNN defines a mass shooting as an incident with four or more people killed or wounded by gunfire — excluding the shooter.So far this year, more than 7,500 people have died from gun violence across the US, according to the GVA. There’s also been a 23% uptick in deaths from gun violence this year, the archive said.Here’s a look at the shootings that took place over the weekend.
4 injured in Chicago
Chicago Police are investigating a shooting that left four men injured Sunday afternoon in the city’s West Side.The men, ages 20 to 41, were “near the outside of a residence when they heard shots and felt pain,” an incident report from the police department’s website said.Three of the men are in good condition while the fourth, who is 41, was struck multiple times and is in critical condition, according to the report.Detectives are investigating the shooting and no suspects are in custody, the report said.
4 injured in Illinois shooting
Just 35 miles south of Chicago, violence erupted at a private event in Park Forest, Illinois, early Sunday morning, according to police.Police responded to a celebration event at a theater shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday morning, according to a Park Forest Police Department news release. The initial investigation into the shooting indicates a physical altercation took place inside the business and the shooting took place shortly after.
Officers responded to the scene and paramedics took three injured adults to a local hospital. A fourth injured adult took themselves to the hospital, the release said.Two of the four shot sustained serious injuries, according to the release, but none of the injuries are life threatening.Police believe there was more than one firearm involved in the shooting. The investigation is active and police do not have a suspect, the release said.
3 dead, 3 injured in Youngstown, Ohio, shooting
shooting at an Ohio bar early Sunday morning, according to the Youngstown Police Department.Officers were called to the Torch Club Bar & Grille in Youngstown shortly after 2 a.m. after reports of a shooting, police said.Victims were taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Police did not know the conditions of the victims.No details were released on any possible suspects, and the motive was not immediately clear.
1 dead, 3 injured in Indiana shooting
shooting at an apartment complex in Fort Wayne, Indiana, according to city police.Gunfire was still going off when officers arrived at the apartment complex around 12:45 a.m. Sunday, police said. After checking apartments that were hit by gunfire, police said they found three people with life-threatening injuries and one with non-life threatening injuri