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Not in the news: Since Uvalde,11 mass shootings in U.S.

Uvalde family, ABC News, May 25, 2022

By Roger Straw, May 29, 2022 6:28 pm PT (NOTE: Today’s report was outdated less than 2 hours after it was posted.  As of 8pm, Gun Violence Archive is reporting 2 additional mass shootings: 7 injured in Henderson NV, and 6 injured in Phoenix AZ.  Totals now in 5 days since Uvalde: 13 mass shootings, 8 killed, 58 injured.)

EARLIER:  It goes on and on…. In the last 5 days, there have been another 11 mass shootings, 8 killed, 45 injured.  (Details below.)  All this since the massacre at Robb Elementary in Uvalde TX, where 19 fourth graders were shot to death along with 2 teachers.

The most recent mass shooting reported today was in nearby Merced CA.  Two more were in my home state of Michigan.

We need sensible gun control NOW!  …including universal background checks and a strong assault weapons ban, at minimum.

Reference: Gun Violence Archive (https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/reports/mass-shooting)

Incident Date State City Or County Address # Killed # Injured
29-May-22 California Merced Cowden Ave 1 3
29-May-22 Michigan Detroit Littlefield St and Plymouth Rd 0 3
29-May-22 Oklahoma Taft 104 Elm St 1 7
29-May-22 Illinois Chicago 800 block of S Karlov Ave 0 5
28-May-22 Tennessee Chattanooga 100 block of Market St 0 6
28-May-22 Florida Malabar 2500 block of Billie Ln 0 4
28-May-22 California Fresno 2233 N 1st St 1 3
28-May-22 Colorado Colorado Springs 3800 block of E Pikes Pike Ave 1 3
27-May-22 Michigan Stanwood 10711 185th Ave 4 1
27-May-22 Alabama Anniston 1204 Front St 0 6
25-May-22 Pennsylvania Philadelphia 3500 block of Fairmount Ave 0 4
24-May-22 Texas Uvalde 715 Old Carrizo Rd 22 17
Uvalde kids, ABC News, May 27, 2022