After one shooting just happened at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, on Monday afternoon, wounding a police officer and two other victims, one of which died in addition to the shooter, tragically another one appears to be underway.
On Monday evening, a gunman opened fire in downtown Denver, Colorado, shooting at least five people and killing one. According to ABC Denver:
‘Denver Health officials say they have received five victims from the downtown shooting, including one who has died.
‘It happened around 4 p.m. Monday near the intersection of 21st and Lawrence streets. Police have taped off a large area around the scene of the shooting.’
Several roads in the area are closed as police continue to investigate the situation. There is no information at this time on whether or not police have taken a suspect or suspects into custody. The story continues to develop.
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) November 19, 2018
Sadly, the number of mass shootings in the U.S. in 2018 continues to climb and has already risen above 300 so far. According to ABC 15 Arizona:
‘According to data from the Gun Violence Archive, a total of 308 mass shooting incidents have occurred as of November 12.
‘Sunday night’s shooting at a bar in Globe, Arizona, which left two dead and two others injured, marked the 309th mass shooting so far this year.
‘In 2017, the U.S. saw a total of 346 mass shootings.’
As Democrats prepare to take control of the House of Representatives, strict gun control legislation is on the agenda for the 116th Congress, as well as other business aimed at holding Mr. Trump accountable.
Back in July of 2012, Colorado was the site of the country’s worst mass shootings at the time when a gunman opened fire in a movie theater during a showing of “The Dark Knight Rises,” killing 12 people and injuring 70 more.