Washington (Daily Pakistan Online) There has been an increase in fatal shooting incidents in the United States this year, three mass shooting incidents have occurred in California within a week. A 72-year-old Asian immigrant shot dead 11 people gathered for the Chinese Lunar New Year at a suburban dance hall on Saturday night. He took his own life before the police could enter. In another incident, Zhao Chunli, 66, was arrested after two attacks on farms in California that killed five men and two women.
According to the Gun Violence Archive, the number of mass shootings this January is the highest number of mass shootings for any January on record. The organization has tracked 40 cases of at least 69 deaths in the U.S. this month, and it’s only 27 days into the new year. More people die from gun deaths in America than from any other cause, including terrorism.
In 2022 alone, there were an estimated 44,000 gun-related deaths in the United States, including homicides, accidents and self-defense incidents. Moreover, there were 648 mass shootings last year, 21 of which resulted in five or more deaths. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 1,987 mass shootings in the United States since 2020, in which four or more people were killed or injured.