Mass shootings across the United States this weekend leave 8 dead and more than 60 injured


At least 107 mass shootings have taken place so far this year in the United States, according to Gun Violence Archive, which, like CNN, defines a mass shooting as four or more people shot, not including the shooter. Consistent data on the state of gun violence in the United States is hard to come by, leaving organizations like the Gun Violence Archive to fill in the gaps.

Here’s a look at the series of mass shootings from the recent weekend, from Friday afternoon through Sunday:

New Iberia, Louisiana: 5 injured including an infant

A Friday night drive-by shooting in New Iberia, Louisiana injured five people, including a 7-month-old child, according to the local police department.

New Iberia police officers responded around 9:30 p.m. (10:30 p.m. ET) to a shooting in the 200 block of CV Jackson Drive, the department said in a statement. Three people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, while two others, including the infant and an adult, were hospitalized in critical condition.

The baby was in stable condition on Monday and was due for surgery, police said. The adult lost his left eye in the shooting and had been released from hospital.

The shooting remains under investigation.

Norfolk, Virginia: 2 killed, 3 injured outside a restaurant

Two people were killed and three others injured in a shooting early Saturday in downtown Norfolk, Va., police said.

Sierra Jenkins, 25, a Virginian-Pilot newspaper reporter and former CNN press assistant, was among those shot and killed, police said. She was leaving a downtown restaurant, Chicho’s Pizza Backstage, when an argument broke out outside, followed by gunfire.

Officers responded around 2 a.m. ET and found Jenkins and two men with life-threatening gunshot wounds. One of them, 25-year-old Devon M. Harris, was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other man was taken to hospital, police said in a news release.

Jenkins was also taken to hospital, where she died, police said. Two other men found by police at the scene with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds were taken to hospital, police said.

Jenkins was “a brilliant, talented woman with so much promise,” Virginian-Pilot editor Kris Worrell said. “Her passion for journalism was undeniable and our community is better off because of her reporting. She brought both energy and empathy to her work as an education journalist.”

“Having the life of such a talented youngster cut short is devastating,” added Worrell. “Our hearts go out to Sierra’s family and everyone who knew and loved her. We are heartbroken.”

Madison Heights, Virginia: 1 killed, 4 injured

A Saturday shooting in Madison Heights, Va., claimed the life of a 21-year-old mother of twins and injured four others, Amherst County Sheriff EW Viar Jr. told CNN.

Killed was T’Khira Monique Browley of Lynchburg, which is just across the James River from Madison Heights, Viar said.

Other victims include a 16-year-old boy shot in the arm, a 28-year-old man shot in the leg, a 30-year-old man shot in the hand and an 18-year-old woman shot in the back. , Viar says. She remains in hospital and was in critical but stable condition on Sunday, he added.

No arrests were made. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, according to the sheriff’s office. Anyone with information is asked to contact the authorities.

Dumas, Arkansas: 1 killed, 28 injured at car show

Police are investigating the auto show in Dumas, Arkansas.
One person was killed and 28 injured on Saturday when “gunfire swept through a crowd attending a local auto show” in Dumas, about 80 miles southeast of Little Rock, state police said. Arkansas.

At least six children were among the injured, according to Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The children suffered non-life-threatening injuries and most were released from hospital after being treated on Sunday.

The Dumas Police Department was looking for two other suspects in connection with the shooting and had one person in custody on unrelated charges, State Police Col. Bill Bryant said.

The shots were fired just after 7 p.m. (8 p.m. ET) at the car show, hosted by the Hood-Nic Foundation and the Delta Neighborhood Empowerment Organization, a group providing educational programs and support for youth in the Dumas area, according to its website. .

Houston: 1 teenager killed, 3 injured outside of a birthday

Four teenagers have been shot – including one fatally – after a fight broke out Saturday night in a parking lot outside a 16th birthday party in Texas’ most populous city.
4 teenagers gunned down, 1 killed outside Houston birthday party
Police responded to a Houston production studio around midnight after people became involved in a dispute that escalated into gunfire, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted.
As many as 100 people were involved in the scuffle when the shooting began, according to CNN affiliate KHOU. “A large number of used shell casings were discovered in multiple areas of the parking lot,” the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Sunday.

A 17-year-old man was pronounced dead at an area hospital, according to Gonzalez.

Two other 17-year-olds were taken to the hospital, including one by LifeFlight at Texas Children’s Hospital, according to the sheriff’s office. The other was treated and released, then taken into custody on an unrelated warrant, the sheriff’s office said.

A 14-year-old girl was also treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a hospital, the sheriff’s office said.

No suspects have been identified and the cause of the fight that led to the gunfire is unknown, according to Gonzalez.

Fayetteville, North Carolina: 3 killed, 3 injured at hotel

Three people were killed and three others injured Saturday in a shooting at a hotel in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
The incident took place just before 9 p.m. ET at the Baymont Ramada, the Fayetteville Police Department said on Facebook. The hotel is about 10 miles south of Fort Bragg.

William Franklin Davis, 42, died at the scene, and two others – Keith Allan Dickey, 37, and Donald Dillenbeck, 49 – died in hospital, police said. Three others were still being treated for gunshot wounds.

“Detectives have determined that the shooting was not random,” the police department said, urging anyone with information to come forward.

Dallas: at least 10 injured

At least 10 people were injured, one seriously, in a shooting Saturday night in Dallas, according to Dallas Police Department spokesman Brian Martinez.

Police responded to reports of a shooting in the 5200 block of Botham Jean Boulevard around midnight, Martinez told CNN in an email Sunday.

An unknown number of other people were injured trying to get away from the scene of the shooting, Martinez said.

Police have warned that information is limited and the investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

Austin, Texas: 4 shots near the SXSW festival

Four people were shot and killed Saturday night in downtown Austin, Texas, during the final weekend of the SXSW festival in an incident stemming from “a disturbance between two groups of people” that does not appear to have was a random act, the Austin Police Department said. .
4 people were shot dead in Austin's entertainment district

Police described the injuries as “minor”, according to Twitter. The shooting erupted near Neches and 6th Street in Austin’s entertainment district, the Austin-Travis County EMS tweeted early Sunday.

Police were patrolling near the East 6th Street Toulouse bar when they heard “several gunshots coming from that area,” according to a series of tweets on the police department’s verified Twitter account.

A suspect was in custody mid-morning Sunday, police tweeted. Neither the suspect’s name nor motive has been released, with police citing “ongoing investigation”.

Milwaukee: 4 shots at the party

Four people were shot in Milwaukee early Sunday when a suspect or suspects “fired multiple shots during an argument” at a party, according to the Milwaukee Police Department.

The victims were all taken to hospitals for treatment, police said in a statement. A 24-year-old man “sustained life-threatening injuries” and was in critical condition on Sunday. The others – a 28-year-old woman, a 28-year-old man and a 23-year-old man – suffered non-fatal injuries, police said.

Police are still looking for “unknown suspects”, the statement said.

CNN’s Priya Krishnakumar, Laura Studley, Raja Razek, Andy Rose, Alaa Elassar, Hannah Sarisohn, Melissa Alonso, Michelle Watson and Keith Allen contributed to this report.




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