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According to news reports, five people were killed Saturday in shootings on the Yakama Reservation in Washington. Two suspects have been taken into custody and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in relation to the reported shootings, which occurred late Saturday in the community of White Swan.
“’I’ve been here for 30 years, and I know of some four-victim homicides, but not five. I think this may be a historic high. That’s how dramatic this was. This is a big deal for us,’ said [Yakima County Sheriff Robert Udell].”
Research by Everytown for Gun Safety shows that this is at least the 11th mass shooting of 2019 and the 203nd mass shooting since January 2009. Everytown defines mass shootings as those in which four or more people are shot and killed, excluding the shooter.
Everytown’s most recent mass shootings analysis is available here.
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