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Gun violence in United States, killed 150

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Gun violence in United States
The 245th Independence Day of the United States is July 04. At least 150 people have been killed in shelling across the country in the run-up to the Independence Day holiday and festivities.

They were killed in more than 400 shootings. This information was reported by the US media CNN in a report on Tuesday, July 6 quoting the Song Violence Archive.

According to the media, the shootings and casualties took place across the country in the 72 hours from last Friday to Sunday, the day of Independence Day. Although 150 people were reported dead on Tuesday, the list has not yet been finalized and is still being updated.

The number of gun attacks and shootings in various US cities has risen sharply in recent years.

Incidents of gun violence in New York have reached another height. There were 21 shootings from last Friday to Sunday. The total number of casualties is 26.

However, the number of attacks has decreased compared to the same period last year. The New York Police Department says 30 people were killed in 25 shootings in New York at this time in 2020.

Police say 12 shootings took place in New York last Sunday, the day of Independence Day celebrations, and 13 people were killed. On this day last year, 8 people were the victims of 8 shootings.

The incidence of gun violence in New York has increased by 40 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the first six months of 2020. Last year, 767 people were killed in shootings, but this year the number has risen to 885.

CNN has asked victims or their families to provide information on those killed in the shootings from last Friday to Sunday.

Chicago Police Chief David Brown described last week as "the most challenging of the year" for police. Since then, 83 people have been shot and 14 of them have been killed.

The shootings took place between 6pm local time on Friday to 6am on Monday. Among the 14 dead there was a member of the Illinois Army National Guard.

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