Mass shootings in U.S. 2019: There have been more mass shootings than days this year, according to Gun Violence Archive


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The number of mass shootings across the U.S. thus far in 2019 has outpaced the number of days this year, according to a gun violence research group. This puts 2019 on pace to be the first year since 2016 with an average of more than one mass shooting a day.As of September 1, which was the 244th day of the year, there have been 283 mass shootings in the U.S., according to data from the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive (GVA), which tracks every mass shooting in the country. The GVA defines a mass shooting as any incident in which at least four people were shot, excluding the shooter.The toll of 283 mass shootings includes several high-profile, mass casualty attacks, two of which happened within 24 hours of each other:The GVA said there have been 37,662 total shooting incidents, resulting in 9,932 gun deaths and 19,868 injuries, as of September 1.The last time the mass shooting toll topped days of the year was 2016, which had 382 mass shootings — the most in any year since the Gun Violence Archive started keeping track. The past two years came close, with 346 mass shootings in 2017 and 340 in 2018. More than 3 million people live in this corner of Syria and after eight years of civil war, many have nowhere left to run There have been more than 280 mass shootings so far this year — and more than 37,000 shootings overall There have been more than 280 mass shootings so far this year — and more than 37,000 shootings overall Another mass shooting in America has left at least seven people dead. Another mass shooting in America has left at least seven people dead.

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