More Than 150 People Were Shot and Killed Over Fourth of July Weekend

More than 400 shootings occurred across the country over the holiday weekend, resulting in more than 150 deaths, according to the Gun Violence Archive. CNN noted that several mass shootings occurred, which the network defines as “an incident with four or more people killed or wounded by gunfire, excluding the shooter.” According to the network, there have been 336 mass shootings this year. In Chicago alone, 16 were shot and killed between Friday evening and Monday evening, when there were 89 shootings across the city. One of those killed was a member of the Illinois Army National Guard. Two police officers in the city were injured after a suspect opened fire as they attempted to disperse a crowd. They are expected to survive.

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