Tragic Halloween Weekend GVA Report Mass Shooting 11 Dead

Tragic Halloween Weekend: GVA Reports Multiple Mass Shootings, 11 Dead and Many Injured

GVA’s Halloween Mass Shooting Report

According to the GVA’s(Gun Violence Archive) data, in the final week leading up to Halloween, there were several instances of deadly mass shootings in multiple American cities, resulting in at least 11 fatalities and 76 others wounded.

Between Friday and Sunday, 12 major shootings occurred. The Gun Violence Archive (GVA) defines a major shooting as an incident in which at least four individuals are either injured or killed, excluding the shooter.

Many of these shooting incidents, as reported by GVA occurred during large gatherings in the early hours of the weekend. This uptick in large-scale shootings towards the end of the week coincided with a somber period for the country as it mourned the victims of the deadliest mass shooting of the year, which occurred a few days earlier in Houston, Texas, where 18 people lost their lives.

Investigations into the shootings in Texas, Indiana, Florida, Illinois, and Georgia have provided us with some information. GVA also provided a list of major shootings in Kansas, Maryland, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Ohio.

Texarkana, Texas

In Texarkana, Texas, according to GVA data, after 9 PM on Saturday, a party in the back room of a business turned deadly when three people were killed and three others were injured as a result of gunfire. The police are searching for a 20-year-old suspect named Bryce Warren, who they believe was involved in the shooting. Apparently, the violence erupted during a fistfight between two individuals at the party, and at some point during the brawl, at least two people opened fire.

Texas Mass Shooting over Holloween
Texas Mass Shooting over Holloween

The age range of the victims is between 19 and 31. One person died at the scene, and a woman and another man were transported to the hospital in critical condition. Three other victims, two men and a woman, were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Indianapolis

In northeast Indianapolis, 10 individuals aged 16 to 22 were injured, with one fatality, during a large party on Sunday. In the early hours of Sunday, police officers responded to reports of a large gathering in the 5100 block of East 65th Street.

According to a statement issued by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department on Sunday morning, officers heard gunshots and observed a large crowd dispersing from the location of the incident. Multiple spent casings from firearms were recovered at the scene.

All the surviving victims are in stable condition.

Reported by GVA, no arrests have been made, but several individuals have been taken into custody. No immediate danger to the public was evident.

Tampa, Florida

In Ybor City, a neighborhood of Tampa, Florida, two individuals, a 14-year-old and a 20-year-old, were killed, and 16 others were injured as a result of gunfire in the early hours of Sunday.

According to Tampa Police Chief Lee Bercaw, the shooting was a result of an altercation between two separate groups that escalated into violence.

Of the injured, 15 sustained gunshot wounds. One other individual was severely injured but has not been provided with additional details by the police. Bercaw stated that the surviving victims were in stable condition and that five of them were in the hospital.

One suspect was taken into custody and is facing second-degree murder charges related to the firearm. Police recovered two handguns from two different individuals, one of which was reported stolen.

Chicago

According to GVA data, early Sunday morning, a shooting took place in the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago’s West Side. At least 15 people were injured, with three of them in critical condition.

According to a news report issued by the department, Chicago police officers responded to the scene at around 5 AM when they discovered that a person had opened fire at a gathering location. A suspect armed with a handgun was initially able to escape on foot but was apprehended shortly afterward.

The victims included six women and nine men, ranging in age from 26 to 53 years old. Some of those who were injured mentioned that they were at the gathering to celebrate Halloween.

Atlanta

On Sunday morning at around 5 AM, a large crowd had gathered near the Georgia State University campus when gunfire erupted, resulting in at least four individuals being shot, including three women and one man.

The victims were transported to the hospital, and three of them had gunshot wounds that they did not consider life-threatening.

As noted by GVA, The police did not disclose whether any suspects have been taken into custody.

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