The shootings shall continue……
An attacker using a military-style rifle killed five people and injured two children during a shooting spree in a Philadelphia neighborhood on Monday, firing shots on the open street and bringing terror to passers-by before being caught by the police. Officials said they are treating the shooting as a random attack
The shooting was one of at least 348 incidents across the nation this year in which four or more people were injured or killed, according to the Gun Violence Archive.
Here’s what we know, and don’t know, so far.
The assailant, dressed in a ski mask and body armor, opened fire in the Kingsessing neighborhood of southwest Philadelphia sometime after 8 p.m. Monday, the authorities said.
The shooting is believed to have begun at a home and moved to the street, where the attacker fired a barrage of shots at cars and people in the neighborhood. One woman’s car was hit while she was driving her family home, injuring her children.
The attack ended when the police chased the assailant into an alley and made an arrest.
The shooting, which unfolded on the eve of Independence Day, cast a shadow over celebrations and added to the nation’s growing apprehension over mass shootings, including a deadly attack at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Ill., last year….
Four people were killed and seven others were wounded in a shooting at an Independence Day celebration in Shreveport, La., on Tuesday night, the authorities said.
Officers responded to a call of shots fired shortly before midnight at a gathering in the northwest section of the city, Sgt. Angie Willhite of the Shreveport police said on Wednesday. At least one gunman opened fire at a gathering of about 100 people, she said.
The initial death count stood at three people overnight, with two people who were pronounced dead at the scene and a third who later died at a hospital, but the police discovered another body in a nearby field on Wednesday morning, Sergeant Willhite said. All four were adults.
A motive for the shooting was not immediately clear and no arrests have been made. Sergeant Willhite said the police found “some rifle shell casings on the scene,” but it was unclear whether the casings were from the same gun….