56 shooting incidents today before 3pm

Continuing my earlier theme on gun violence in the United States, you may find it instructive to look at the website for the Gun Violence Archive. The site has a tab entitled, Last 72 Hours. After the horror of the Independence Day shootings yesterday, I studied the data on this tab today and had to quit after tallying results for only July 5, 2022. And mind you, this was at 3pm Pacific time. The website was updated several times while I was reading it, and there were still nine hours to so before the end of the day. So the July 5 data at the end of the day will be much higher than what you see here.

But five-eighths of the way through the day, there had already been 24 deaths and 60 injuries from 56 incidents of shootings in the U.S. 

Not that the states are competing, but the worst numbers of casualties were in the following locations:

Indiana: 3 dead, 7 injured, I incident

Illinois: 3 dead, 5 injured, 5 incidents

North Carolina: 3 dead, 4 injured, 5 incidents

Texas: 5 dead, 3 injured, 8 incidents

Michigan: 1 dead, 5 injured, 5 incidents

New York: 1 dead, 5 injured, 3 incidents

Maryland: 0 dead. 5 injured, 4 incidents

These are numbers only; we don’t have details on whether these were caused by road rage or drug deals gone bad or liquor store holdups or kids playing with their parents’ firearms. But the reports are continuously updated as more information comes in, so you can visit the link below if you wish to learn more.


About pwandersen

Patrick W. Andersen's debut novel, Second Born, won critical acclaim for its reimagining of the life of Jesus as he grew up with his brothers and sisters in Sepphoris. His new novel, Acts of the Women, tells stories of how women, in the decades after the crucifixion, helped give birth to what eventually became Christianity.
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