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Shootings in Pennsylvania and Tennessee leave at least six dead

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In Chattanooga, Tennessee, two people were shot to death and a third succumbed to his injuries after being hit by a vehicle during a shootout, according to local police.

More than one shooter was involvedChattanooga Police Chief Celeste Murphy told reporters.

In Philadelphia, three people died and eleven others were injured when multiple gunmen opened fire on crowds on a crowded street.

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Inspector Pace told local media that the officers who attended observed several active shooters opening fire on the crowd in the South Street area, a busy street in Philadelphia.

According to him, the police opened fire on one of the shooters, who dropped his weapon and fled, but it is not known if he was hit.

According to the inspector, two semi-automatic weapons were found on the spot, including one with a large capacity magazine.

A witness to the shooting, Joe Smith, 23, told the newspaper The Philadelphia Inquirer to have been plagued with reminiscences of recent shootings in the United States from the first shots heard.

As soon as it started, I didn’t think it was gonna endhe said. There were hoarse crieshe added, I just heard screams.

Another witness, Eric Walsh, described to the Philadelphia Inquirer to have seen people fleeing the shooting with blood splatters on white sneakers as well as scraped knees, scraped elbows.

Millions of firearms in circulation

In the wake of the killings in Uvalde, Texas, Democratic President Joe Biden on Thursday called on Congress to restrict the sale of assault rifles and blasted elected Republicans who oppose it, lamenting that too many everyday places [soient] become killing grounds, battlefields.

The president again returned to the charge on Sunday, denouncing laws deemed too lax.

years and buy an assault weapon –even if you can’t buy a gun until you’re 21year. If we can’t ban assault weapons like we should, we need to at least raise the age to buy assault weapons to 21″,”text”:”In Texas you can be 18 and buy an assault weapon – although you can’t buy a gun until you’re 21. If we can’t ban assault weapons like we should, we should at least raise the age to buy assault weapons to 21″}}”>In Texas, you can be 18 and buy an assault weapon, although you can’t buy a gun until you’re 21. If we can’t ban assault weapons like we should, we need to at least raise the age to buy assault weapons to 21he tweeted.

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Some 393 million firearms circulated in the territory of the United States in 2020, more than the American population.

Connecticut Democratic Senator Chris Murphy is working with a group of lawmakers from both major US parties on reforms, a daunting task, as Republicans almost consistently reject most gun control measures.

Mr. Murphy said Sunday that this group hopes to draft a series of laws that could have the support of at least ten Republicans, in addition to the agreement expected from almost all Democrats.

I think the possibility of success is better than everhe told CNN. But I also think that the consequences of failure for our entire democracy are greater than ever.

Measures being developed would likely include, he said, a huge investment in mental health, funds for school safety and some small but strong changes to gun lawsincluding an expansion of background checks for gun purchases.

According to a CBS News poll, a majority of Americans say they favor tougher gun ownership rules, with 81% saying they support background checks for all potential buyers, for example. However, they believe that political inaction hinders the adoption of such restrictions.

In addition to the Texas killings, a series of deadly shootings have recently rocked the country. On May 14, a white man defining himself as racist and anti-semitic killed ten black people in a supermarket in Buffalo, on the border between the United States and Canada.

Additionally, four people were killed in a shooting at a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The shooter was targeting the doctor who had operated on his back and whom he considered responsible for his pain, according to the police.

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