Seven Days: Seven Mass Shootings
On March 16, eight people died in Atlanta, Georgia after a shooter attacked three massage parlors. Six of the victims were Asian women: mothers, daughters, sisters. (Names: Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim and Yong Ae Yue) The violence has surged an uproar in the #StopAsianHate movement and had been brought to legislation as evidence of discrimination against Asian Americans.
On March 20, five were wounded by a shooting at the Maserati Club in Houston, Texas. The same day eight were wounded and one woman died at a nightclub shooting in Dallas. Meanwhile, in Philadelphia five were wounded and one dead during a shooting at a party.
On March 22, ten were killed in Boulder, Colorado after a gunman opened fire at a King Soopers supermarket. Many others were injured.
On March 27, five were wounded in a drive-by shooting at a vigil in Stockton, California. One of those injured was a 15-year-old boy.
During the same week, four were wounded after a shooting in Portland, Oregon.
What Defines a Mass Shooting?
A mass shooting is defined as an event where four or more individuals are injured due to gun violence, not including the attacker. Throughout the past week, 27+ were wounded and 20 were killed.
What Can We Do To Help?
The Gun Safety Alliance (GSA) is hosting a Clubhouse Town Hall session Wednesday March 31 at 8:30 pm EST. All are welcome and invited to get educated on what they can do to impact gun violence.
If interested, join here on Wednesday: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/myyj7oNW
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