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BETHESDA, Md. — The Maryland chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today responded to reports of multiple Maryland shootings over the last 24 hours. The incidents in question took place at a pair of Montgomery County shopping areas on Friday morning as well at a high school parking lot in Prince George’s County Thursday afternoon. Current news accounts indicate that at least three of the reported six victims were killed. A suspect is in custody.
More information on gun violence in America is available here: Gun Violence By the Numbers.
STATEMENT FROM JENNIFER STAPLETON, VOLUNTEER, MARYLAND CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the disturbing shootings that have taken place in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties over the last 24 hours. These shootings once again remind us that as a state and as a nation, we need to do more to prevent such senseless violence in our communities. We know that 91 Americans die each and every day from gun violence. As we come together to heal, we must also come together to take action to keep Marylanders and Americans safe. Enough is enough.”
Did you know?
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