The problem of gun violence in the U.S. continues to worsen, 138 children under 12 have died this year
The problem of gun violence in the U.S. has continued to worsen this year and 138 children under the age of 12 have died.
The problem of gun violence in the U.S. has continued to deteriorate. Since this year alone, there have been at least 297 mass shootings in the U.S. The number of non-suicide deaths caused by gun violence has reached 9,396, including hundreds of children under the age of 12. In recent days, there have been frequent shootings in many parts of the United States, killing more than ten people and injuring dozens of others.
On the afternoon of the 21st local time, a shooting incident occurred in Arvada, Colorado, USA, killing 3 people, including a policeman and a suspect killed by the police. The police have not released other details, and the case is under further investigation. According to US media reports, the incident occurred in a prosperous area of the city, and the shooting caused public riots for a while.
Also in Colorado, local time 20 At around 4 a.m., a shooting occurred in a shopping mall parking lot in Aurora near Denver, killing one person and injuring four others. When the shooting happened, people were participating in a festive celebration. The local police said they received at least 50 calls to the police. There is evidence that there were multiple gunmen at the time, and investigators collected 114 cartridge cases at the scene.
According to local media reports in the United States, Illinois A total of 38 shootings and violent attacks occurred in Chicago from the evening of the 18th local time to midnight of the 20th local time, resulting in a total of 54 injuries and 8 deaths. The age of the victims ranged from 15 to 62 years old. According to police statistics, there were at least 17 shooting incidents on the 20th.
In addition, on the 20th, New Jersey and Shooting incidents also occurred in many parts of Indiana, causing casualties.
Frequent shooting incidents involving children
Gun violence has caused serious harm to ordinary Americans, especially minors. According to an ABC report on the 22nd, last Thursday and Friday, there were two shooting incidents involving children in Detroit, Michigan alone, resulting in the death and injury of three children. The youngest victim was only 2 years old.
Reported that a shooting occurred on an interstate highway in Detroit on the evening of the 17th. The local police said that the victim’s family was driving home at the time, and the gunman drove past them and shot into the car. The shooting resulted in two children sitting in the back of the car being shot. Among them, 2-year-old Christian was shot in the head and died after being sent to the hospital. His 9-year-old brother was also seriously injured in the shooting and passed by. The rescue was out of danger. The incident caused shock and anger among local people. Many people took to the streets and called for an end to gun violence.
Protesters: Gun violence must stop immediately, We refuse to take more harm.
The local police stated that less than 12 hours after Christian and his brother were shot, another shooting involving children occurred in Detroit, resulting in an 11-year-old child being shot.
Detroit Police Chief Williams: Shooting The incident originally only affected adults, but now the shooting also affects children. The children are innocent and they shouldn’t be involved in the shooting at all.
American media reported that similar There are still many shooting incidents that have resulted in the victimization of children. The California police said that on May 21 this year, there was also a shooting incident in Orange County in the state. At that time, a white car repeatedly tried to overtake the vehicle in front, and during its forced overtaking process, the people in the white car pulled out guns and shot at the vehicle in front.
The shooting caused a person in the vehicle ahead The 6-year-old boy was shot and killed several times. After the incident was exposed by the media, it also caused strong public outrage in the society.
The US “Gun Violence Archives” website data shows Since the beginning of this year, shooting incidents in the United States have resulted in the deaths of 138 children under the age of 12. In this regard, the Mayor of Dayton, Ohio, Nan Huili recently stated that unless the American society reaches a consensus on gun control legislation, such a tragedy will continue.
South Mayor of Dayton, Ohio Hyeri: Shooting incidents can be seen everywhere. Shootings occur in the streets, churches, and movie theaters. Unless we can reach a consensus on gun control legislation, or we all agree to conduct background checks on gun buyers.