Six people have been killed in a shooting in Colorado, United States, at a children’s party. The alleged killer is the boyfriend of one of the victims.
The man arrived at the house and began shooting at the partygoers and then threatened to kill himself. The children who were at the birthday party were not injured and are now in the custody of other family members.
Police officers received a call alerting them to a shooting. When they arrived at the scene they found six adults deceased and another injured man who was transported to a local hospital, where he later died.
Another more shooting
This Sunday, two women and a girl were shot at this Saturday in Times Square in New York, where tense moments were experienced. Police have partially evacuated the square while searching for the perpetrator.
The shooting began around 17:00 local time and several witnesses said that the shooting was due to a dispute in the street involving two or four men.
The wounded women, aged 23 and 43 respectively, were transported to local hospitals after being shot in the leg. The 4-year-old girl was also shot in the leg and is expected to undergo surgery.
191 mass shootings have been recorded in 2021.
So far in 2021, 191 mass shootings have been recorded, which defines them as those in which at least four people are killed or injured by gunfire, except for the perpetrator of the attack.
This is what Gun Violence Archive (GVA), a non-profit project that tracks gun violence in the North American country, reveals.
During all of 2020, there were a total of 610 such incidents in the US, compared to 417 in 2019, according to that source. US President Joe Biden has called gun violence in the country an “international disgrace” and has called for tougher regulations to restrict the carrying and marketing of guns.