“This is the second mass shooting in the United States in three days”, lift him up New York Times. According to a report communicated by the authorities and relayed by the American daily, a new massacre left at least six dead and several injured in a Walmart supermarket in Chesapeake, Virginia, on Tuesday, November 22. A busy day two days before the big Thanksgiving holiday.
According to local authorities, “the shooter was reportedly found dead in the supermarket”. Three days earlier, the killing at a club frequented by the LGBTQI community in Colorado Springs, Colorado, left 5 dead and 18 injured, the newspaper recalls.
In mid-November, 601 mass killings recorded
As the New York daily points out in a second article which draws up the sad list of the biggest killings of the year in the United States, the United States had already recorded more than 601 mass killings by mid-November, before the last two killings in Colorado Springs and Chesapeake. the New York Times refers to data from the independent organization Gun Violence Archive, which compiles statistics on shootings and gun violence in the United States.
The most deadly attack of the year was that perpetrated in the primary school of Uvalde in Texas which had killed 21 people including 19 children on May 24, recalls the newspaper, stressing that this killing took place “only ten days after that of Buffalo, on May 14, where ten people were killed in a supermarket”.
In total, the independent organization Gun Violence Archive counted 692 mass shootings in 2021.