Friday, July 1, 2022

More than 30 killed in gun violence across US over Memorial Day weekend

More than 30 people died in gun violence nationwide over the blood-soaked Memorial Day weekend – just days after the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

Dozens of victims – including 13 in Philadelphia alone – lost their lives with violence escalating across the country.

According to local reports, the City of Brotherly Love was anything but over the holiday weekend, including a father and his nine-year-old son with a staggering body count.

As CBS 3 reports, 38-year-old Gerald Parks and his boy, Jamel, were gunned down and killed in their car after going to a cookout.

In another incident, early Monday, two women were killed and a 14-year-old child was injured when they were shot at an outdoor hookah smoking party.

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At least a dozen other Philadelphians were also wounded by gunfire, police said.

At least six people were killed and 34 others injured over the weekend in Chicago.

The crime scene of the tragic Philadelphia shooting.
NBC10 Philadelphia

In one incident, a 69-year-old man was killed by a suspect who later barricaded himself in an abandoned building during a 90-minute standoff with the Chicago SWAT team.

Maryland suffered the deaths of at least four people, including a 17-year-old boy and two men involved in a separate triple shooting in Baltimore.

The weekend’s devastation was marked by multiple shootings in which several people were injured.

Oklahoma Fest
The shooting of the Oklahoma festival horrified the attendees.
Associated Press/Ian Moul/Tulsa World

A gunman opened fire at a ceremony in Oklahoma on Saturday night, killing one and injuring seven others. Suspect Skyler Buckner, 26, later turned himself in.

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Two people died in separate incidents in Brooklyn over the weekend in New York, according to police.

There were also incidents of shootings in cities including Tampa, Memphis, Fresno and Atlanta.

The violent weekend came after 18-year-old gunman Salvador Ramos opened fire on a Texas school last Tuesday, killing 21 students and teachers.

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