America was rocked by three different mass shooting episodes over the Easter weekend leaving two people dead and at least 31 injured.
A shooting incident at a nightclub in South Carolina in the wee hours of Sunday left at least nine injured.
Another episode in Pittsburgh left two minors dead. A third shooting episode in Hampton County injured people but no one was killed.
In Pittsburgh, two minors were killed while eight were injured when shots were fired at a party held at a short-rental property.
The party had a majority of people underage said police chief Scott.
The two deceased were identified as 17–year-old Mathew Steffy-Ross and 17-year-old Jaiden brown.
Investigators are of an opinion that there was more than one shooter involved.
The two shooting incidents came just days after a gunfire exchange took place in a mall in South Carolina.
Columbia police chief W.H. Skip Holbrook stated on Friday that as many as nine people were shot out of which five sustained injuries of different kinds while trying to escape the crime scene.
“We don’t believe this was random,” Holbrook said. “We believe they knew each other and something led to the gunfire.”
The mass shootings episodes on Easter weekend are in addition to the rising gun violence across America in recent times.
Just last week, a gunman fired gunshots at a subway car in New York resulting in injuring 10 people. The suspect was arrested the following day.
This month only saw six people dead and 12 injured in Sacramento, California in a cross-exchange of rival gangs in a bust downtown area of the state capitol.
A shooting incident at a crowded nightclub in Cedar Rapids, Iowa left 2 people dead including a woman, and 10 injured.
These gun violence cases are on a rise across America once again. The gun violence protection act has become a need of time as innocent American citizens continue to lose their lives from stray bullets or become victims of gunshots between exchange of fires.