Shooting Is the 6th Mass Shooting in 2018 — and 182nd Since 2009
Gun Violence by the Numbers (and Visuals) Available Here
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today issued the following statement in response to reports of a mass shooting early this morning at a Nashville area Waffle House restaurant.
While details are a still unfolding, reports indicate that at least four people were shot and killed, and several others injured. According to reports, the shooter has not been apprehended.
Research by Everytown for Gun Safety shows that this is at least the 182nd mass shooting since January 2009, and the 6th mass shooting this year. Everytown’s analysis of mass shootings from 2009 to 2016 is available here.
Everytown defines a mass shooting as an incident in which four or more people, not including the shooter, are killed with a firearm.
STATEMENT FROM RACHEL KROMER, VOLUNTEER WITH THE TENNESSEE CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“This morning, we woke up to the tragic news of yet another shooting in our community. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of all the victims. Everyone should be able to grab a meal without worrying about gun violence. This is another deadly and tragic reminder that we need to do more to address gun violence in our communities.”