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 عمليات إطلاق النار الجماعية في الولايات المتحدة مستمرة infographic
Graphic charts 2023 U.S. mass shootings to date.


عمليات إطلاق النار الجماعية في الولايات المتحدة مستمرة

By Ninian Carter

June 7, 2023 - إطلاق النار الجماعي الذي أودى بحياة شخصين في حفل تخرج في مدرسة ثانوية في ريتشموند بولاية فرجينيا كان الجريمة الـ 279 من هذا النوع في الولايات المتحدة في العام 2023 - مع ارتفاع عدد القتلى إلى 345 قتيلا.

Seven people were shot, two fatally, when a lone assailant armed with four handguns opened fire outside a high school graduation ceremony after it had ended in Richmond, Virginia.

The attack happened outside the state capital’s Altria Theatre, in the heart of the Virginia Commonwealth University campus. At least 12 other people were injured or treated for anxiety due to the ensuing panic as people fled the scene.

A 19-year-old man, who tried to escape on foot, was arrested and will be charged with two counts of second-degree murder.

The incident marks the 279th mass shooting in the United States in the first 157 days of 2023, as defined by four or more people being shot or killed in a single incident, and not including the shooter.

So far this year, there have been 1,474 mass shooting casualties. Ten years ago, during the same time period, there were 474 casualties – a rise of 307%.

U.S. Rep. Jennifer McClellan, a Democrat whose district includes Richmond, said, “The gun violence epidemic is a public health crisis that we must address. We cannot continue to live in fear.”

PUBLISHED: 07/06/2023; STORY: Graphic News