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190 shot dead during July 4th weekend in US: Report

As many as 190 people were shot dead across the United States over the July 4th or Independence Day holiday weekend, according to data compiled by the Gun Violence Archive, a research organisation.

Through the first 172 days of 2021, gun violence killed 9,420 Americans, an average of 55 people a day, according to the Gun Violence Archive.
Through the first 172 days of 2021, gun violence killed 9,420 Americans, an average of 55 people a day, according to the Gun Violence Archive. Photo courtesy: Twitter

 At least 95 people were shot in the city during the long weekend, and among those injured were two cops, as per media reports. 

In New York, there were 26 victims from 21 shootings from July 2-4, the New York Police Department said.

In Norfolk, eastern state of Virginia, police have charged a 15-year-old boy in the weekend shooting of four children between the ages of 6 and 16 on July 2, said the NPR report.

Police in Cincinnati, Ohio, said two males aged 16 and 19 respectively who were "engaged in a verbal altercation that resulted in the two exchanging gunfire" were shot dead, and three others were injured at a holiday celebration at a park on July 4.

In Toledo, Ohio, a 17-year-old boy was killed when a block party was disrupted by gunfire early Monday, according to police. At least 12 people were hurt in the shooting.

On July 4, at least eight people were shot and injured after an argument broke out in Fort Worth, Texas, local media reported.

On the same day, five men were found shot in Dallas, Texas, and three of them later pronounced dead.

In suburban Atlanta, Georgia, golf professional Gene Siller was fatally shot at a country club on July 3.

Two other gunshot victims were also found on the course and police are still looking for the suspect.

Through the first 172 days of 2021, gun violence killed 9,420 Americans, an average of 55 people a day, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

The figures include homicides and accidental gun deaths but not suicides.

In June, President Joe Biden launched a new crime prevention strategy amid soaring gun violence across the country, focusing on illegal sale of firearms, law-breaking gun dealers and better community support.

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