At least 150 people were killed over the 4th July weekend in the United States.
In total, there were 450 acts of gun violence across the entire country.
New Yorkers saw 21 shootings that injured 26 people between July 2nd and 4th, a slight dip from the same dates last year when 30 people were shot in 25 acts of gunplay.
In Chicago, 92 people were shot over the holiday weekend, 16 of whom died, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The victims included a Chicago police commander and a sergeant who were wounded while dispersing a crowd on the city’s West Side early July 5th.
One of the 14 people killed was a member of the Illinois Army National Guard, CNN affiliate WLS reported. His family identified him on social media as Chrys Carvajal, though the Cook County medical examiner has not officially released his name.
Lt. Col. Brad Leighton confirmed to CNN that Carvajal was assigned to the Company L, Recruitment Sustainment Program, Recruiting and Retention Battalion, of the Illinois Army National Guard.
“(Carvajal) was new to the Illinois National Guard and was to be assigned to a transportation unit. He had recently completed Army basic training,” Leighton said. “Our hearts go out Pvt. 1st Class Carvajal’s family and friends.
Two Chicago police officers were injured in an overnight shooting as an individual opened fire while officers were dispersing a crowd of several thousand people and made more than 60 arrests, police said. Both are expected to survive.
Another mass shooting was reported in Norfolk, Virginia, on July 2nd when four children were shot by a 15-year-old boy, police said. All are expected to recover and the teen boy was arrested.
In Dallas, five men were hit by gunfire in a mass shooting, with only one person surviving Sunday. Another 61-year-old man died in another shooting in the Texas city on the Fourth of July, when he was blasted “multiple times in the street during a disturbance,” cops said.
Two were killed and three others were injured in Cincinnati, Ohio, where a gunman opened fire at a holiday party Sunday, according to police. No arrests have been made and cops are unsure what sparked the gunplay.
There were several mass shootings over the holiday weekend. CNN defines a mass shooting as an incident with four or more people killed or wounded by gunfire, excluding the shooter.
Eight people were injured early July 4th in a shooting near a car wash in Fort Worth, Texas, after an argument between a group of men, according to a Fort Worth police news release.
One of the men left the scene during the argument, returned with a gun and began firing “toward groups of people,” Fort Worth Police said in a news release. Multiple people returned gunfire, the release said.
Most of the victims are believed to have been innocent bystanders who weren’t involved in the initial argument, according to Fort Worth Police. All were taken to local hospitals and are in stable condition, police added.
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