A chain of mass shootings over the weekend left about 69 people injured and another 11 dead.
There were about 12 mass shootings between Thursday night and Sunday, according to BBC reporting and a study of data from the Gun Violence Archive, police and local media reports.
The shootings took place across eight states — New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Virginia, Minnesota and Indiana.
BBC describes a mass shooting as an event with four or more people wounded or killed by gunfire — excluding the shooter.
During this year, more than 8,000 people have died from gun violence across the United States, according to USA Today. There’s also been a 24% rise in deaths from gun violence this year.
Just 45 miles south of Chicago, violence ensued at a private festival in Park Forest, Illinois, Sunday morning, according to the authorities.
According to the police department, authorities responded to an event at a theatre shortly after 2 a.m. early Sunday.
Paramedics took three injured adults to a local hospital. Another injured adult took themselves to the hospital, the Park Forest Police Department said.
Chicago Police are inspecting a shooting that left four men injured on Sunday afternoon in the city’s East Side.
The men, ages 24 to 40, were “outside of a residence when they heard shots and felt pain,” the authorities said in a report.
According to the report, three of the men are in good condition, but the fourth was struck multiple times and is in serious condition.
Police officials are investigating the shooting, and no suspects are arrested, the report said.
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