US records one shooting every 12 minutes: At least 915 shootings in a single ...

US records one shooting every 12 minutes: At least 915 shootings in a single ...
US records one shooting every 12 minutes: At least 915 shootings in a single ...

The US has recorded one shooting every 12 minutes in the last week, with at least 915 incidents leaving 430 dead and 1,007 wounded as gun violence spirals out of control across the nation. 

Data from the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive reveals more than 1,000 Americans were wounded or killed in shootings in the seven days between Saturday July 17 and Friday July 23.  

The spate of shootings over the last week comes as the nation is on track to record its deadliest year of gun violence to date. 

Between January and July 24 2021, there has been 25,216 gun-related deaths including homicides, murders, suicides, unintentional shootings, and defensive gun use incidents.  

On average, this means 123 people have died every single day in 2021. 

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If the trend continues, almost 45,000 people will lose their lives to gun violence by the end of the year.

This figure dwarfs the 43,563 shooting deaths recorded in 2020 - which had been the deadliest year for shooting incidents in at least two decades.

2021 is on track to become the nation's deadliest year of gun violence to date as shootings surge

2021 is on track to become the nation's deadliest year of gun violence to date as shootings surge

Gun violence rocked almost every state this last week, with at least one gun-related incident recorded in 47 states and the District of Columbia, according to ABC News' analysis of GVA data. 

Illinois recorded the most shootings, with 109 incidents in the last week.

One shooting on Wednesday saw a 14-year-old boy killed and nine others injured in two shootings on the West Side of Chicago.  

Five people were shot in the first shooting in the North Lawndale section Wednesday evening with five more shot in a second shooting three blocks away less than five minutes later.  

Gun violence has plagued the Windy City in 2021 with the city's crime data showing a nine percent jump in shootings so far compared to the same time last year and a 60 percent jump from 2019

During the July 4 weekend alone, 92 people were shot in the city and 16 were killed.

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After Illinois, Texas recorded the highest number of shootings last week with 63 incidents including a drive-by shooting in Houston that killed one man and injured five others Thursday evening.

Pennsylvania was next with 59 shootings including one shocking incident where a one-year-old girl was shot inside a convenience store in Philadelphia on July 17.

On average, 123 people have died every single day in 2021 from gun violence putting the nation on track to record 45,000deaths by the end of the year

On average, 123 people have died every single day in 2021 from gun violence putting the nation on track to record 45,000deaths by the end of the year

The infant was caught in the crossfire as people opened fire both inside and outside the store. She is expected to survive. 

In another incident on Thursday, a Philadelphia Eagles fan was arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a New York Giants fan during an argument about football while in line for cheesesteaks at the iconic Pat's King of Steaks eatery. 

California and New York also recorded high numbers of shootings with 52 and 48 incidents each in the last week. 

The Big Apple has been rocked by a crime wave this year, with shootings spiking 21.9 percent in 2021 compared to last year as of July 18. 

There are also 16 percent more shooting victims this year, the data shows, with 981 people falling prey to gun violence compared to 846 last year. 

Meanwhile, violence erupted in downtown Milwaukee Wednesday with three people wounded in two separate shootings as thousands of fans celebrated the Bucks' first NBA championship in 50 years. 

Policee said the shootings both happened at about 12.45am at two locations near Water Street, close to where a crowd of roughly 65,000 had gathered for an outdoor party to watch the game.  

One shooting on Wednesday saw a 14-year-old boy killed and nine others injured in two shootings on the West Side of Chicago. Police on the scene of the shootings

One shooting on Wednesday saw a 14-year-old boy killed and nine others injured in two shootings on the West Side of Chicago. Police on the scene of the shootings 

Gun violence has plagued the Windy City in 2021 with the city's crime data showing a nine percent jump in shootings so far compared to the same time last year and a 60 percent jump from 2019

Gun violence has plagued the Windy City in 2021 with the city's crime

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