109 people were killed and more than 300 injured in U.S. shootings over the past long Columbus Day National Day weekend on Oct. 12.
This was reported by Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit research group that records all gun violence in the country.
U.S. authorities declared Monday, Oct. 11, as an extra day off.
On Oct. 9, 77 people were injured and 24 were killed in gun violence across the country. On Oct. 10, 58 people were killed, 166 injured. On Oct. 11, 27 were killed, 62 injured.
In addition to the bar shootings in Georgia, a 26-year-old police officer was shot and killed. In Chicago, a group of young men were shot from a car on Saturday night into Sunday. A 32-year-old man died of a chest wound, a 30-year-old was shot in the leg, two 22- and 25-year-old girls were shot in the leg and back, and another 25-year-old also went to the hospital with a gunshot wound in her leg.
On Saturday evening in Albany, the capital of New York State, one person was killed in the shooting and six were injured. In South Carolina, two were shot outside a nightclub; three were injured. A shooting at a Minnesota entertainment venue killed one and injured 14 others.
In May, U.S. President Joe Biden, in a statement following the mass shooting in California, called on Congress to “act immediately, hear the calls of the American people, including most gun owners, and help end the epidemic of gun violence in America.”