USA suf­fers 307 mass shoot­ings in 311 days

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USA TODAY US Edition - - FRONT PAGE - Su­san Miller and Kevin McCoy

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.

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