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At least 200 people were shot dead in gun violence on weekend weekends across the United States.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, shootings were reported in almost every state of the United States, killing at least 220 people and injuring nearly 570, resulting in July 4th. Gun violence surged over the weekend of the day. {Five} . 

A database that collects information on casualties related to incidents related to fired firearms broke its record at the beginning of Tuesday. According to published aggregates, the number of shootings on weekends is about the same as the number of resulting injuries, with far more than 500 gun violence recorded nationwide between Friday and Monday. Only three states did not have more than one shot during that time frame.

Of all the shootings that occurred on the weekend of the holiday,at least 11were classified as shootings by the Gun Violence Archive. If four or more people are killed or injured by the shooting, it is considered a mass shooting. Since the beginning of this year, the database has had 315 mass shootings nationwide, killing about 22,500 people from all forms of gun violence. The number of injuries to date due to gun violence is close to the total number of deaths.

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It is rare in the United States for Gun Violence to increase around July 4. It's not that. Last weekend's report from the Gun Violence Archive reflects what was released the previous year. In 2021, more than 180were killed and 516 were injured in a shooting on the same holiday weekend.

The devastating effects of gun violence were widespread during the holidays, but some areas were hit harder than others. At least six people were killed and more than 30 in amass shooting in Highland Park, a suburb of Illinois, about 25 miles north of Chicago. I was injured. The parade on July 4th in the neighborhood. Highland Park Fire Chief Joe Schlag said when talking to reporters that some of the victims, including at least one child, were in crisis when they were removed from the scene. ..

Police officers in Lake County, Illinois, highland on July 4, 2022, after gunners fired on Independence Day. Walk on Central Avenue in the park. July parade.Getty Images Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune / Tribunnews News Service

Approximately 9 hours after shooters fired at attendees at the Highland Park Parade , AuthoritiesPersons of interest identified as Robert Climo III in connection with the shooting. Kurimo has not been charged with the attack.

In addition to shooting at Highland Park, there were other crimes involving gun violence in the Chicago area over the weekend. According to CBS Chicago, eight dead and 68 injured in gun violence were confirmed during the days leading up to July 4 and on the holiday itself. it was done. Victims reportedly ranged in age from 17 to 90 years.

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