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According to reports, a mass shooting on Monday night in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, left six people dead and five wounded. The shooting occurred a day after another shooting on the Martínez Nadal Expressway where two men were shot and killed. The majority of guns in Puerto Rico come from mainland United States, according to a July report from the Miami New Times.
Monday’s shooting comes after a weekend in which:
At least four people were shot and killed and at least three people were wounded on Saturday morning in Brooklyn, New York.
That same day, at least two people were wounded during a wedding in Pelham, New Hampshire.
Four people were shot and killed and one critically wounded on Chicago’s Northwest Side.
Every day in the U.S. on average, 100 Americans are killed with guns, and hundreds more are shot and wounded.
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