In the latest examples of US gun violence after recent atrocities in Texas, New York, and Oklahoma, mass shootings in Pennsylvania and Tennessee killed at least six people and injured more than 25, officials reported on Sunday.

Several shooters started fire on popular South Street in Philadelphia, which is lined with bars and restaurants, soon before midnight on Saturday. Officials said two males and a woman were slain, with two of the dead and the majority, if not all, of the injured being innocent bystanders.

In the final moments of the 22-second footage, individuals on a packed street ran screaming in terror, apparently after bullets were fired. There was no sound in the clip. Reuters was able to confirm the video’s authenticity by using geolocation.

Similarly, gunshots broke out in Chattanooga, Tennessee, as people were out enjoying a Saturday night out, though the violence did not occur until after midnight.
There were no suspects in either shooting.

Three persons were killed in a shooting in Saginaw, Michigan, in the early hours of Sunday, according to Mlive.com, quoting Saginaw police.

Three people were killed and 14 were injured in the Chattanooga incident, according to authorities, who added that two individuals died from gunshot wounds and one person died from injuries after being struck by a vehicle while fleeing the scene.

Three people were hurt when they attempted to run and were hit by cars, according to Tennessee officials, who added that several of the injured were in critical condition.
The shootings came after 10 people were slain in a grocery store in Buffalo, New York; 21 people were killed in an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas; and four people were killed in a medical building in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Advocates for gun safety are urging the US government to take more aggressive measures to reduce gun violence.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit research organization, there have been at least 240 mass shootings in the United States so far this year. A mass shooting is defined as a shooting that kills at least four persons, excluding the shooter.

At least three distinct shooting events involving at least five gunmen were reported by Philadelphia police on Saturday night in the busy South Street entertainment district.

Police suspect two guys got into a physical fight and started shooting at each other, with one of the two men being killed by gunshot. When a police officer saw the other shooter firing into the crowd, he opened fire.

According to Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, the gunman was wounded as he dropped his pistol, but he still managed to flee through the crowd.

“We’re still using every resource we have at our disposal to figure out what happened, not just last night, but behind all of this gun violence in this city,” Outlaw said.

The attack was termed by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney as “horrific, nasty, and pointless.” The victims were 22 years old, 27 years old, and 34 years old, respectively, while the injured varied in age from 17 to 69 years old.

In Tennessee, there were also multiple shooters. Chief Celeste Murphy of the Chattanooga Police Department requested the public’s assistance, asking any witnesses to call a tip line.
To confront the string of horrific shootings, US President Joe Biden called on Congress to prohibit assault weapons, expand background checks, and implement other gun control measures on Thursday.

Chris Murphy, the lead Democratic senator working on bipartisan gun safety negotiations, said on Sunday that he believes a package containing mental health and school safety improvements, as well as certain reforms to gun regulations, can pass Congress.

Stronger gun control regulations are supported by a large majority of American voters, both Republicans and Democrats, but Republicans in Congress and some moderate Democrats have been blocking such legislation for years.

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