World News: Incidents of mass shootings continue to terrorise U.S in 2021 with the latest incident of shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado that claimed 10 lives recently on March 22nd. This incident in Colorado is the seventh mass shooting incident within a span of seven days. These consecutive incidents of mass shootings have renewed gun control discussions in the U.S.
Traditionally, the currently ruling Democrats and opposite Republicans have always had opposing views with regards to gun ownership and control. While Democrats support increased gun control, Republicans and rightists support liberal gun control laws. Any discussion on this issue has always ended in a deadlock with no conclusion and causing people’s lives.
U.S reported as many as 40,000 deaths in 2019 in gun related incidents. In fact, 12 out of 1,00,000 American citizens die in the hands of rogue gunmen. Within a span of seven days, seven different incidents of mass shootings were reported in different cities across the United States. Here is a look at the incidents of shootings reported in last seven days.
Atlanta, Georgia – March 16th: Shooting rampage near spas and parlours in the area that took place killed at least eight people, who were all Asian- Americans to be precise. Gunman was identified as Robert Aaron Long, a 21-year-old, white man was apprehended by the police.
Stockton, California – March 17th: A drive-by shooting targeted group of people gathered in for a vigil. Eight people were reported to be injured, although no deaths were reported.
Gresham, Oregon – March 18th: Shooting reported in the city of Portland. Four were injured, taken to hospital. No deaths were reported and no further information available on the perpetrators and victims.
Houston, Texas – March 20th: Five people shot inside a night club after a minor squabble following a disturbance.
Dallas, Texas – March 20th: Eight people injured in a shooting inside Pryme Night Club. One death of a 21-year-old woman, died due to her injuries. Similar to the last one, it was reported that a squabble between to people had said to be ended in a deadly shoot out as one of them brandished a pistol.
Philadelphia – March 20th: Reported in Nicetown neighbourhood of Philadelphia, shooting happened inside and outside of rental hall. Gunman opened fire into an “illegal” large gathering. One dead and four injured.
Boulder, Colorado – March 22th: Shooting at a Colarado Supermarket killed 10 people. Suspect apprehended and already in custody by police. Investigation underway.