WASHINGTON (TIP): Mass shootings are on the rise in United States, we may not realize the extent of the carnage because the small mass shootings are dwarfed by the news of the big mass shootings.
Mass shootings are when four or more people are shot, but not necessarily killed. Large or small, the outcome is the same: people are dying and gun violence is on the rise.
2-7-2016 FLORIDA ORLANDO
2 dead, others wounded, during Orlando nightclub shooting – Shooting erupted inside a nightclub packed with hundreds of people in the city’s tourist district early Sunday, Feb 7, killing two people and injuring 10 others, authorities said.
It was the second mass shooting at a Florida nightclub this weekend.
The shooting took place just before 1 a.m. with about 300 people inside the Glitz Ultra Lounge. Three off-duty Orlando Police Department officers were working security at the club when the shooting started, the Orlando Sentinel reported (http://bit.ly/1mlKHAt).
Police spokeswoman Michelle Guido said it’s not clear what prompted the shooting or if any of the off-duty officers fired their weapons.
As many as three shooters are being sought.
One person was shot and killed inside the club, police said. Nine were taken to a hospital with gunshot wounds. Of those, one died at the hospital, one is in critical condition and the rest are being treated for injuries that were not life-threatening. Two others – including one with a gunshot wound – were seen at another hospital.
2-7-2016 NEW YORK ROCHESTER
1 man dead, 7 shot at State St. club – A fight spilled outside a Rochester nightclub early Sunday, Feb 7, leaving one man dead and injuring seven other people, including one woman.
Rochester police officers who were in the area around 2 a.m. heard gunshots and responded to the Mexican Village club at 547 State St., Police Chief Michael Ciminelli said at a news conference less than 12 hours later.
2-7-2016 ILLINOIS ENGLEWOOD
1 dead, 10 injured in shooting – A man was killed and at least Four teens were wounded in an Englewood shooting on Sunday, police said.
2-7-2016 MISSISSIPPI PASS CHRISTIAN
Police: 2 dead, 4 hurt in shooting after Mississippi parade – A shooting after a Mardi Gras parade in Pass Christian killed two men and wounded four other people Sunday, Feb 7, south Mississippi authorities said.
Carlos Bates, 29, of Gulfport, and Isiah Major III, 43, of Bay St. Louis both died at the scene, Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove told local news media. The victims’ hometowns are near Pass Christian on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast.
Four other people were hospitalized, Pass Christian Police Chief Tim Hendricks told the Sun Herald
2-6-2016 FLORIDA TAMPA
1 dead, 7 injured in Tampa strip clubshooting – Tampa police say a shooting at a strip club has left one person dead and seven others injured.
Lt. Ruth Cate said early Saturday that one person among those shot at Club Rayne was confirmed as being dead at the scene. She said in addition to the six injured police initially knew about, another person drove to a hospital separately.
2-6-2016 CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES
1 dead, 3 Injured – Homicide detectives Sunday investigated the circumstances surrounding a shooting that claimed the life of an adult man and wounded three other people.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were sent shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday to the 12800 block of Cook Street for report of an assault with a deadly weapon.
2-6-2016 FLORIDA APOPKA
4 Injured – Apopka police are investigating after four people checked themselves in to the hospital with gunshot wounds Saturday, Feb 6, morning.
Officers responded to the area of 10th Street near Central Street in South Apopka just after 1 a.m. for reports of shots fired.
There was nothing at the scene when they arrived, but officers later got calls about the shooting victims who had gotten themselves to Florida Hospital in Apopka.
The victims were all transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center to be treated and are expected to survive their injuries.