News ID: 114988
Publish Date : 12 May 2023 - 23:38

No Safe Place: New Mass Shooting Hits U.S.

INDIANAPOLIS (Dispatches) — Four people were shot, one fatally, outside an Indianapolis fast-food restaurant where the three surviving victims sought help after the late-night shooting, police said Friday.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said four males were shot shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of a Steak ‘n Shake restaurant on the city’s south side.
One male was pronounced dead at the scene in the parking lot, while officers found the three other shooting victims conscious inside the restaurant, where they had run seeking help. They were hospitalized in stable condition, police said.
Major Mike Leepper said police are investigating what may have led up to the shooting outside the restaurant.
“We do not believe that the Steak ‘n Shake business is associated in any way with the shooting other than the individuals were in the parking lot,” he told WXIN-TV. “The three individuals that sustained gunshot wounds that are still alive ran inside the business for help.”
Police said they recovered at least two firearms at the scene and were looking at surveillance footage from nearby security cameras to help in their investigation, WTHR-TV reported.
The United States has faced at least 202 mass shootings so far this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive. There have been more mass shootings than days in 2023.
Mass shootings are defined as an incident in which four or more victims are shot or killed, according to the archive.
Though mass shootings don’t make up the majority of gun violence incidents in America, their impact on communities and victims is evident.
Incidents like the mass shootings in Dallas, Nashville, Tennessee, Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, continue to have cities in mourning and have sparked repeated calls for gun reform.
The Gun Violence Archive tracked more than 647 mass shootings in 2022 and 690 in 2021.
At this time last year, the country had experienced 183 mass shootings.
Here’s a look at some of the mass shootings seen so far this year:
Eight people were killed and seven others were injured when a gunman opened fire at an outdoor mall north of Dallas, Texas, on May 6, according to officials.
One person is dead and four are injured in a mass shooting at an Atlanta medical center on May 3, police said.
Five people are dead after being shot in a Texas home by a suspect armed with an AR-15 style rifle in a horrific series of “execution style” shootings on April 28, police said.
Four people were killed and 28 others injured when a mass shooting broke out at a crowded sweet 16 birthday party in rural Dadeville, Alabama, on the night of April 15, authorities said.
Four people are dead and eight others, including two police officers, have been injured following a mass shooting at a bank in Louisville, Kentucky, last Monday morning, according to police.
Three children and three staff members were shot and killed at a private school in Nashville, Tennessee, on March 27, according to an official at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Three people are dead and five others are injured after a shooting at multiple locations on Michigan State University’s East Lansing campus on the night of Feb. 13, according to local police. The suspect has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, officials said.
At least one person is dead and seven more people were injured in a shooting in Oakland, California, on the night of Jan. 23.
The shooting in Oakland was the third mass shooting in California in just three days.
At least 7 people were killed and several more were left seriously injured in a shooting at two locations in Half Moon Bay, California on Jan. 23.
At least 11 people were killed, and 10 others injured after a gunman opened fire at a dance studio near a Lunar New Year celebration in Monterey Park, California on Jan. 21.
A family of eight people, including five children, were found dead with apparent gunshot wounds in a Utah home on Jan. 4 after police conducted a welfare check, according to the officials in Enoch City, Utah.