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This weekend there were at least 12 mass shootings in the US.


May 24, 2021

(CNN) – A series of mass shootings over the weekend left at least 11 people dead and 69 others injured.

There were at least 12 mass shootings between Friday night and Sunday, according to reports from CNN and an analysis of data from the Gun Violence File (GVA), local media and police reports.

The shootings took place in 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 gunshots, excluding the attacker.

So far this year, more than 7,500 people have died from gun violence in the U.S., according to the GVA. There has also been a 23% increase in deaths from gun violence this year, the file 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 on the city’s West Side.

The men, ages 20 to 41, were “near the outside of a residence when they heard gunshots and felt pain,” said an incident report on the police department’s website.

Three of the men are in good condition, while the fourth, who is 41, was shot several times and is in critical condition, according to the report.

Detectives are investigating the shooting and there are no suspects in custody, according to the report.

4 injured in Illinois shooting

Just 35 miles south of Chicago, the violence erupted at a private event in Park Forest, Illinois, early Sunday morning, according to police.

Police responded to a celebratory event at a theater shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release from the Park Forest Police Department. The initial investigation into the shooting indicates that a physical altercation occurred within the business and that the shooting took place shortly thereafter.

Officers responded to the scene and paramedics took three injured adults to a local hospital. A fourth injured adult transported himself to the hospital, according to the statement.

Two of the four people who were shot were seriously injured, according to the statement, but none of the wounds were life-threatening.

Police believe there was more than one firearm involved in the shooting. The investigation is active and the police have no suspects, according to the statement.

3 killed, 3 wounded, in shooting in Youngstown, Ohio

Youngstown police are trying to interview a large number of possible witnesses after a shooting on May 23.

Three people were killed and at least three others injured in a shooting at an Ohio bar early Sunday, 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.

The victims were taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. The police did not know the conditions of the victims.

No details were released about possible suspects and the motive was not immediately clear.

1 killed, 3 wounded, in Indiana shooting


Agents where a shooting took place in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on Sunday.

One person was killed and three injured in a morning shooting at an apartment complex in Fort Wayne, Indiana, according to city police.

It was still shooting when officers arrived at the apartment complex around 12:45 a.m. Sunday, police said. After searching the apartments that were hit by gunfire, police said they found three people with life-threatening injuries and one with non-fatal injuries.

There appears to have been some sort of disturbance between several shooters in the complex’s parking lot, police said. The shooting victims were hit by stray bullets from the activity in the parking lot.

All the victims were taken to nearby hospitals and then one victim was pronounced dead, police said. One person remains in life-threatening condition and the conditions of the other two are not life-threatening, according to police.

Authorities did not reveal the identities of the victims.

4 injured in Norfolk, Virginia

Police officers in Norfolk responded to a shooting early Sunday morning, according to a Tweet from the agency.

Four adults were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds. The injuries were not life threatening, Norfolk police said.

The researchers are asking anyone with information to send an announcement or a call.

5 injured in meeting in Paterson, NJ

Five people were injured in a shooting at a large gathering in Paterson, New Jersey, early Sunday morning, according to a statement from Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora.

Police found three people injured after responding to a shooting report. Two other people involved in the same shooting also sought treatment at a local hospital, according to the statement.

A 26-year-old man is in critical condition and the other victims suffered non-fatal gunshot wounds, according to the statement.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about the shooting to come forward.

1 dead, 5 injured, in Columbus, Ohio

Shootings USA

Authorities respond to an overnight shooting at Bicentennial Park in Columbus, Ohio, on May 22.

A 16-year-old girl was killed and five other people were injured in a shooting Saturday night at Bicentennial Park in Columbus, Ohio, police said.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting shortly before midnight and found “numerous victims,” ​​according to a police report shared on Twitter by Columbus Police.

One victim, the 16-year-old, was taken to a local hospital where she died shortly after 1 a.m., police said.

Five others were also taken to local hospitals, police said. All are expected to survive.

Two victims, a 16-year-old boy and a 19-year-old woman, were treated at the Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University Hospital. One victim, described only as a “minor”, was treated at the Children’s Hospital for gunshot wounds. A 19-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man were also treated at nearby undisclosed hospitals.

2 dead, 12 wounded in New Jersey shooting

A party at a home in Cumberland County, New Jersey, packed with hundreds of guests, turned into chaos when gunfire erupted, killing at least two people and injuring a dozen.

A man and a woman were killed in the shooting, police said, and at least 12 more people were shot in the riot on East Commerce Street in Fairfield Township around 11:50 p.m. Saturday.

Cooper University Hospital in Camden said it received six victims from a shooting at a home in Cumberland County.

It is not clear how many victims in total were transferred from the scene to area hospitals.

No arrests have been made as of Sunday, according to a Facebook post from the New Jersey State Police.

1 killed, 13 wounded, in South Carolina shooting

Shootings USA

Pictures of the scene in North Charleston, taken by police and provided by CNN affiliate WCSC, show a makeshift “tiki bar”, refrigerators and drinks scattered around the area, a stage with large speakers.

A shooting at an unauthorized concert in North Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday night left a 14-year-old boy dead and 13 others injured, police said.

Officers responded to the Piggly Wiggly Drive and West Jimtown Drive area in reference to a shooting around 10:30 p.m. Saturday and found numerous victims with gunshot wounds, North Charleston Deputy Chief Scott Deckard said.

The victims were treated and transferred to local hospitals. Several additional victims were placed in area hospitals after being transported by others.

Deckard said a fight broke out near the concert stage before the shooting. Police had no information on a possible suspect or suspects.

A boy among 4 injured at a sports complex in Texas

A 5-year-old boy was one of four people injured in a shooting at a Texas sports complex in San Angelo on Saturday, San Angelo Police Department spokeswoman Tracy Piatt-Fox told CNN.

“Just before 9 pm, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received multiple 911 calls about shooting at the Texas Bank Sports Complex located at 1800 Rio Concho Drive,” said Piatt-Fox.

The three adults and the child were treated for minor injuries, he said.

A suspect was detained and an investigation is underway.

San Angelo is about 200 miles west of Waco.

1 dead, 8 injured, in Minneapolis

There were at least nine shooting victims, including a man who died, after a shooting in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday morning, police said.

Two people were standing in a busy area on North First Avenue when they argued, drew weapons and began shooting at each other, according to police.

Officers working “near the night bar” heard the shots and ran to the scene, police said. They came to an “exceptionally chaotic scene” where two men had already died from their injuries.

Jawan Contrail Carroll, 23, was arrested in Bloomington, Minnesota, on probable cause of murder and taken to the Hennepin County jail, Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) spokesman John Elder told CNN Saturday. night.

Police responded to a shooting in Minneapolis around bar closing early Saturday morning.

Police responded to a shooting near a bar in Minneapolis on Saturday morning.

Police believe the second shooter was among the dead.

The names of the victims, as well as the nature and cause of death, will be released by the forensic doctor in the coming days, police said in a statement.

Shooting Friday night leaves 2 dead, 4 injured in Jersey City

Police found two people dead and four more injured after responding to multiple reports of shooting just before 11 p.m. Friday night, according to a statement released by Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez.

The deceased men were identified as Randolph Black Jr., 25, and Jason Crutcher, 26, according to the statement.

Suarez’s statement said three other men, ages 25 to 35, and a 20-year-old woman were also injured in the shooting. All are in stable condition.

The prosecutor’s homicide unit and the Jersey City Police Department are investigating the shooting and are asking anyone with information to contact them.

CNN’s Eric Levenson, Holly Yan, Alta Spells, Deanna Hackney, Jamiel Lynch, Natasha Chen, Kevin Conlon, and Chuck Johnston contributed to this report.

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