• Waqas Mehmood

Violence in Texas, Georgia and Illinois Brings Number of US Mass Shootings to 270 So Far This Year

CNN | June 13, 2021 8:41 pm

Downtown Austin, Texas, had a shooting with at least 13 victims. (Credit Metro Video Services, LLC. Austin Division)

(CNN) — As the nation marks the fifth anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando on Saturday, it has a staggering and grim new statistic to contend with for 2021.

So far this year, there have been 270 mass shootings. From Friday afternoon to Sunday, at least nine people were killed and another 47 were injured in eight mass shootings in six states, according to data compiled by CNN and the Gun Violence Archive.

The total is about 40% higher than at this point in 2020, and about 65% higher than at this point in 2019, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive. There were an estimated 194 mass shootings in the US during this same period in 2020, and an estimated 164 mass shootings in the US in this same period in 2019.

Source: https://news.wttw.com/2021/06/13/violence-texas-georgia-and-illinois-brings-number-us-mass-shootings-270-so-far-year

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