USA suffers 307 mass shootings in 311 days
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When the thunder of gunfire broke through the revelry of a country music dance hall packed with young people kicking back on College Night, Thousand Oaks, California, added its name to a dark roster: the site of the 307th mass shooting in the United States this year.
And an even grimmer statistic was marked: The 307th mass shooting took place on the 311th day of the year – an average of a deadly incident almost every day this year.
The massacre Wednesday night at the Borderline Bar and Grill, which left 13 people dead, including the gunman, became the nation’s latest mass shooting, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive, a
not-for-profit organization that provides online public access to information about gun-related violence.
In all, 328 people were killed and 1,251 were injured, according to the data. The numbers include attacks in which four or more people were shot or killed, not including the shooters, according to the archive.