Since the beginning of the year, 300 mass shootings in the United States: the massacre in Chicago reminded Americans that no one is safe

This weekend, Highland Park joined Uvalde, Columbine, Newtown and Parkland in the long list of cities and towns to be remembered for gruesome mass murders that killed innocent people and many children.

The killing of six people in Chicago was one of several mass shootings that took place across the country over the US Independence Day weekend, according to data from a non-profit organization that tracks incidents involving firearms.

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There have been at least 311 mass shootings in the United States since the beginning of the year

The organization defines the term mass shooting as a shooting in which the attacker has shot at least four people.

Armed attack in Chicago July 4th
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Last year was the worst in US history since 2014, when the organization has been keeping records. In 2021, there were at least 692 mass shootings.

In the latest in a series of shootings, yesterday's attack during the Fourth of July parade in Chicago's Highland Park reminded Americans once again that no one is safe anywhere, even during the national holiday.

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