Cities across the United States were awash in gun violence over the Fourth of July weekend. The Highland Park, Ill. shooting, in which accused gunman Robert E. Crimo, 21, killed at least seven people Monday (July 4), captured global attention.
But that mass shooting was just one of many gun violence incidents in which at least 220 were killed in all but five states between Friday (July 1) and the Fourth of July, CBS News reports, citing data from the Gun Violence Archive.
Close to 570 others were wounded, as gun violence spiked during the holiday weekend. At least 11 of the incidents were mass shootings, defined as shootings in which at least four victims are killed or wounded.
Since Jan. 1, the nation has experienced 315 mass shootings and about 22,500 deaths from gun violence, according to the data. They include a gunman killing 19 children and two adults on May 24 at a Uvalde, Texas elementary school, just 10 days after an accused white supremacist gunned down 10 Black people in Buffalo.