It was the 199th incident in the first five months at Rob Elementary School in Texas. The tragic figure was widely shared on Twitter after 21 people – 19 children and two adults – were killed on Tuesday.
Salvador Ramos, an 18-year-old gunman, was shot dead by police.
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) officials told CNN that the gunman was believed to have shot his grandmother before leaving for Rob Elementary School around noon, where he left his car and entered the body wearing armor with a handgun and a rifle.
The level of destruction has terrified people all over the world.
There have been 199 shootings so far this year. This is an average of 10 shootings per week.
There have been 199 mass shootings so far this year. This is an average of 10 shoots per week.
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“There were 199 mass shootings in the United States in 2022. There were 27 school shootings. There have been only 144 days this year. My heart is broken for so many people that I will never know. Enough is enough.” James Shepherd.
He added in a Twitter thread that the Texas shooting took place just 10 days after the Buffalo incident.
Another Twitter user Stephen Freud There are about 10 attacks per week in the United States, calling for stricter gun control laws.
NPR Buffalo carried out a report shortly after the shooting, stating that mass shootings were a common occurrence in the United States. By then, 198 mass shootings had been reported in the country.
“At about this time last year, the United States experienced the same number of mass shootings: about 10 a week,” the May 15 article said.
Despite repeated genocide shootings, multiple gun reform initiatives in the US Congress have failed, leaving state and local councils to strengthen – or weaken, their own restrictions.
The United States suffered 19,350 firearms homicides in 2020, about 35 percent more than in 2019, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.