Aumentan 300% las víctimas de tiroteos masivos en EUA en 10 años
June 7, 2023 - Un tiroteo masivo que mató a dos personas en la ceremonia de graduación de una escuela preparatoria en Richmond, Virginia, es el 279º crimen de su tipo en EUA en 2023 – con el que la cifra de muertes aumenta a 345
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.”