14,600 people killed in gun violence in US so far this year - Tracker

07 May 2023 12:42pm
Image for illustrative purposes only. - FILE PIX
Image for illustrative purposes only. - FILE PIX

WASHINGTON, US - A total of 14,600 people have died from gun violence in the US so far in 2023, the Gun Violence Archive said Saturday.

Of those killed, 521 were teens and 93 were children.

A total of 199 mass shootings have occurred as of Saturday, reported Anadolu Agency.

Suicides continue to make up the vast majority of gun deaths, according to the tracker.

While officer-involved shootings left 487 people dead, 515 others died in unintentional shootings.

The latest mass shooting took place in the US state of Texas.

Eight people were killed Saturday during a mall shooting in Allen, about 48 kilometres north of Dallas. The gunman was also killed by police.

At least seven victims between the ages of 5 to 61 years old were hospitalised with injuries. Three are in critical condition and four are in stable condition, according to officials.

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Texas was also hit by another mass shooting late last month when a gunman killed five of his neighbours, including a 9-year-old boy, with an AR-15 rifle in the victims' home in Cleveland on April 28.

The suspected gunman, Francisco Oropesa, 38, was arrested Tuesday after a four-day manhunt. - BERNAMA-ANADOLU