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And in New York City’s Brownsville neighborhood, families had gathered at a playground for an annual Old Timers Day party, now in its 56th year.
“I picked my daughter up in my arms and I ran,” attendee Bill Blount told the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. “Pandemonium. Pandemonium.”
Over the past three days, shootings in all three locations left a total of eight people dead and two dozen people wounded. While details are still emerging about the nature of the Gilroy shooting, the shootings in Brownsville and Canoga Park appear to reflect two of the most prevalent forms that gun violence takes in the U.S:
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The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs