At least 7 dead in mass shootings over Memorial Day weekend

A gun rights protest outside the NRA annual meeting in Houston, Texas CÉCILE CLOCHERET/AFP via Getty Images

At least 11 mass shootings took place in the United States over Memorial Day weekend, The Washington Post reported Monday noon. The shootings – defined as events in which “four or more people are shot or killed, not including the shooter” – came less than a week after the deaths of 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

shootings tend to climb on hot days, especially weekends and holidays. “Mass shootings like Buffalo and Uvalde become national news, but many mass shootings don’t. They end up being local stories,” CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter said on Sunday. of a report on a shooting in Tennessee. Additional mass shootings took place in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Fresno, California; Malabar, Florida; Chicago; Taft, Oklahoma; and elsewhere. According The Washington Postthe shootings over the holiday weekend left at least seven people dead and 49 injured.

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