US Mass Shootings: Lewiston is one of many in 2023

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Oct 26, 2023

America and gun violence

America’s struggle with gun violence and mass shootings is not new. Over 48,000 people in US were killed in gun-related incidents in 2021.

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What is a ‘mass shooting’?

US’ Gun Violence Archive says a mass shooting is an incident in which at least 4 people have been injured or killed by a gun.

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Lewiston, Maine - Oct. 25

Lewiston shooting on Oct. 25 has become one of the deadliest this year. At least 18 people were killed by the suspect, who then fled the scene.

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Lake Township, Ohio- Aug. 24

5 members of a family, including 3 children, were found dead at a home in Lake Township, Ohio. Police still seek a suspect in the Aug 24 shooting.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma- Aug. 16

A 28-year-old man in Oklahoma City fatally shot three young children — ages 9, 5 and 2 — and his estranged wife before taking his own life.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A 40-year-old man in Philadelphia is accused of opening fire randomly with an AR-15-style rifle, killing four people and wounding four others.

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Allen, Texas - May 6

A 33-year-old man with an arsenal of firearms killed eight people and wounded seven others at a Dallas-area shopping centre.

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