Independence Day weekend celebrations were overshadowed by shooting violence across the country resulting in the death of over 230 people.
CNN reports there were over 500 shootings across the U.S.
At least 233 people were killed and 618 people were injured by gun violence in more than 500 shootings across the country during the Fourth of July weekend, a 26% drop from last year’s holiday weekend, according to the latest data compiled by the Gun Violence Archive.
Over two dozen people were shot in New York City.
New York Post reports on the violence in New York City:
The fatal victim was one of at least 26 people shot across 21 separate incidents between Friday and Sunday — with three more shootings reported early Monday, police said.
— New York Post (@nypost) July 6, 2021
Over 90 people were shot in Chicago including a 6-year-old girl.
Chicago Tribune reports, “It was the most people shot over a July 4 holiday weekend since at least 2017, when 103 people were shot between 3 p.m. Friday, June 30 and 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2017, according to Tribune data.”
The holiday weekend included scorching heat, fireworks, crowds, and bouts of mayhem, including more than 90 people shot. https://t.co/xvtRyNgPsk
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) July 6, 2021
Shooting victims in Atlanta involved a professional golfer along with two other victims.
A professional golfer and two others were found dead on a metro Atlanta golf course over the weekend. https://t.co/y6s8EW8tQF
— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) July 6, 2021
Shots rang out in Norfolk injuring four children.
In Norfolk, Virginia, four children were shot on Friday afternoon, including a 6-year-old girl who was initially reported to be suffering life-threatening injuries but is now in stable condition, according to Norfolk police. The victims also included a 14-year-old boy, a 16-year-old girl, and a 16-year-old boy, all of whom are expected to fully recover.
Violent shootings occurred in other cities nationwide.
JUST IN: 4th of July Violence in INDY results in at least 12 people shot, 2 stabbed w/ 1 killed in a little over 24 hrs | Includes 1 double shooting at a mall NW and 2 double shootings in downtown of Circle City. Incidents scattered throughout city #SurgingViolence #CityInCrisis pic.twitter.com/U2YpynTwJp
— Rick Snyder (@RickFOP86) July 5, 2021
— CBSDenver (@CBSDenver) July 5, 2021
Erie County's District Attorney is sounding the alarm after a violent 4th of July weekend in the Queen City. Across Buffalo, there were 10-shootings with 14 victims in just the last three days. DETAILS: https://t.co/yMKG8F81SE pic.twitter.com/TnNUgroM3W
— News 4 Buffalo (@news4buffalo) July 6, 2021
— Daniela Doncel (@danielaadoncel) July 5, 2021
“MOST VIOLENT 4th of July HE HAS EVER SEEN”, SAYS POLICE CHIEF IN OAKLAND CALIFORNIA #California #RecallGavinNewsom #America #BayArea #Oakland #World #BREAKING #BreakingNews #travel #HighRisk #boycottCalifornia #Violence #USA #boycottOakland #EndGunViolence #NewsBreak pic.twitter.com/P3GSbpERmc
— James K (@JJJ1000) July 6, 2021
Police departments are facing significant challenges, including the Democrats defund the police agenda, which is impacting morale and resulting in officers leaving the force making communities vulnerable to crime.
Daily Caller reports:
Declining morale among police officers and a dramatic plummet in recruitment have left law enforcement agencies across the country under-staffed and unable to keep up with the rise in violence. Officers leaving the force most often cite anti-police sentiment and political turmoil as the reason for their resignations.
The senseless shooting violence over the Independence Day holiday weekend and during the year is cause for alarm and highlights the brazen lawlessness of violent thugs and their lack of respect for innocent lives.
The outrageous violence occurring in the streets is happening in cities run by Democrat mayors and they must be held accountable for failing to protect their constituents.