4 mass shootings in 6 hours leave 39 wounded, 5 dead across US

4 US mass shootings in 6 hours leave 39 wounded, 5 dead

6/14/2021 12:36:00 AM

At least four major U.S. cities were reeling from an onslaught of mass shootings over the weekend that left at least 39 people wounded, five dead.

4 US mass shootings in 6 hours leave 39 wounded, 5 dead

39 wounded, 5 dead in shootings across US over weekendThere have been 270 mass shootings so far in 2021, according to a Gun Violence Archive report.Jessica Moss via ReutersAt least four major U.S. cities were reeling from an onslaught of mass shootings over the weekend that left at least 39 people wounded, five dead and police officials alarmed that the surge in gun violence is a prelude to a bloody summer as the nation emerges from the pandemic.

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Police in Austin, Cleveland, Chicago and Savannah were all investigating on Sunday mass shootings that erupted over a six-hour streak that began around 9 p.m. on Friday and spilled over into Saturday morning."It’s very disturbing what we’re seeing across the country and the level of gun violence that we’re seeing across the country. It’s disturbing and it’s senseless," Savannah Police Chief Roy Minter, Jr. said at a weekend news conference after one person was killed and eight others, including an 18-month-old baby and two teenagers, were wounded.

On Sunday morning, Savannah police were working to identify the suspect or suspects who rolled up in a dark-colored sedan and unleashed a barrage of gunfire around 9 p.m. Friday on a group of people standing in front of a home in a residential neighborhood of east Savannah. Minter identified a 20-year-old man killed in the ambush as Arthur Milton of Savannah. headtopics.com

Jessica Moss via ReutersPolice officers escort a victim (C) after gunfire erupted at a busy entertainment district in Austin, Texas, June 12, 2021, in this still image taken from video provided on social media.He said two of the adults hit in the shooting were in critical condition. The baby and the two teenagers, ages 15 and 16, suffered non-life-threatening wounds.

Minton said investigators collected 60 shell casings from the shooting scene and added that three houses and several cars were damaged by gunfire.The chief said the targeted home is the same one someone sprayed with bullets on Tuesday, a shooting that left no one injured.

"We don't think it was a coincidence," Minter said.Roughly four hours after the Savannah shooting, gunfire erupted on a street inentertainment district, leaving 14 people wounded, two critically, police said.One suspect was arrested and a second is being sought, said interim Police Chief Joseph Chacon.

WSAV via APSavannah Police Chief Roy Minter holds a news conference, June 12, 2021 in Savannah, Ga.Chacon said the mass shooting broke out about 1:24 a.m. and appeared to have been prompted by a dispute between two groups. He said most of the shooting victims were innocent bystanders. headtopics.com

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MORE: Austin mass shooting: 14 hurt, 1 of 2 suspects at large, police sayAustin Mayor Steve Adler tweeted that the mass-casualty shooting occurred even as police initiated multiple violence prevention programs intended to combat a recent increase in shootings in the Texas capital city.

"But this crisis requires a broader, coordinated response from all levels of government," Adler said."One thing is clear - greater access to firearms does not equal greater public safety."MORE: 3 graphics tell the story of mass shootings during the pandemic

The Austin mass shooting was quickly followed by one that erupted on a sidewalk on the South Side of Chicago that left a woman dead and nine people injured, according to police.Chicago police officials said investigators are searching for two suspects who walked up to a crowd gathered on the sidewalk in a business district in Chicago's Chatham neighborhood and opened fire just after 2 a.m. on Saturday, according to a police department online incident report. The nine adults who suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting ranged in age from 23 to 46, according to the report.

The Cook County Medical Examiner identified Kimfier Miles, 29, as the woman killed in the shooting.Those shot in the Chicago attack were among a total of 44 people shot across the city, including six fatally, since Friday, according to a review by ABC News of online crime reports. headtopics.com

MORE: 100 bullets fired in mass shooting that left 2 dead, 20 injured at Florida birthday bash: PoliceThe Gun Violence Archive, an online site that tracks shootings across the country, reports that there have been 270 mass shootings in 2021. The site defines mass shootings as single incidents in which four or more people are shot, regardless of whether anyone dies.

Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum, told TheAssociated Pressthat the seemingly non-stop incidents of mass shootings and surging violent crime across the country has police officials bracing for a long and perilous summer as COVID-19 restrictions continue to be lifted and people begin to interact more.

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MAGA dreams. Gun violence is America daily life! What are we going to call this war? JoeBiden America. Not even close to as many of these during the last guys 4 years. Defend yourselves and each other. Running and hiding doesnt help. Very interesting, guess who runs all those cities? Austin = Democrat, Cleveland = Democrat (4th term), Chicago = Democrat (Democrats have ruled the city for decades, no improvement in crime), Savannah = Democrat. So, we can equate the Democrats with crime.

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