By the Numbers: Gun violence increasing amid pandemic

After a deadly weekend, experts say the environment is ripe for gun violence.
1:19 | 06/23/20

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Even during the cove in nineteen pandemic Americans continue to fight the epidemic of gun violence we take a closer look at what appears to be a recent uptick in deadly shootings. By the numbers. In Chicago along 102 people were shot over the weekend fourteen of these shootings were fatal. Chicago has seen 833%. Increase in shootings compared to last year although overall crime is slightly down in that city. 51 people were shot in New York City this past week and twelve people were shot in Minneapolis and just one incident on Sunday. Nationwide there have been 7834. Deadly shooting so far this year according to the gun violence archive. This is not include unrelated suicides. And there have been 221. Mass shootings inch point twenty meaning shootings. With four or more victims not including the shooter and we've already seen 66 mass shooting so far in June alone the most ever recorded in a single month. Since the gun violence archive started reporting that statistic. 2013. One horsemen experts have been predicting and in usually violent summer because of the toxic combination of virus fears that economic troubles. And increased drug and alcohol abuse stream is shut down and experts say shootings are on the rise not just in big cities but also in some small towns as well.

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