Art Hobson: Shootings as American as apple pie

Volume of gun violence shows need to address the problem

Posted: October 31, 2017 at 1 a.m.

I'm no expert on gun violence, but events have surely shown we'd better pay attention to it. The Las Vegas massacre was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, but it was only one of many shootings and we need to develop some feeling for these numbers. Then, maybe, we'll begin to do something.

U.S. mass shootings in August

(includes number shot, excluding shooter)

Aug. 1

Chicago, 4

Fresno, Calif., 7

Toppenish, Wash., 6

Aug. 3

Washington, 4

Aug. 4

Lodge Grass, Mont., 5

Aug. 5

Allendale, S.C., 4

Lakewood, N.J. 4

Tallahassee, Fla., 4

Aug. 6

Bronx, N.Y., 4

Bronx, N.Y., 6

Oakland, Calif., 7

Aug. 8

Chicago, 7

Aug. 12

St. Louis, 4

Aug. 13

Philadelphia, 5

Sacramento, Calif., 4

Suffolk, Va., 4

Aug. 14

North Hollywood, Calif., 4

Aug. 16

Wyandanch, N.Y., 4

Aug. 19

Cleveland, 5

Aug. 20

Brooklyn, N.Y. 4

Chicago, 7

Aug. 21

Baltimore, 4

Memphis, Tenn., 4

Newark, N.J., 4

Newark, N.J., 4

Whitakers, N.C., 4

Aug. 22

Chicago, 4

Aug. 24

St. Louis, 4

Aug. 25

Gainesville, Fla., 4

Aug. 27

Evansville, Ind., 4

Sacramento, Calif., 5

Aug. 28

Clovis, N.M., 6.

SOURCE: gunviolencearchive.org

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