Iowa: man kills two women and then himself in latest US shooting

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A man has shot and killed two women in the parking lot of a church in Iowa and then turned the gun on himself, police said, adding three more dead to the national toll from a series of recent shootings that have rocked the United States.

The Iowa shooting took place on Thursday shortly after president Joe Biden delivered a major address on gun violence in the wake of mass shootings in Buffalo, New York; Uvalde, Texas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, in recent weeks.

Meanwhile another shooting on Thursday wounded two people attending a burial at a cemetery in Racine, Wisconsin.

The Iowa shooting took place outside Cornerstone Church, a fundamentalist Christian church east of the city of Ames about 37 miles (60km) north of Des Moines, while a church program was on inside, said Nicholas Lennie, chief deputy of the Story county sheriff’s office.

When deputies arrived on the scene they found all three dead, Lennie said, adding that he could not provide identities nor disclose what the relationship between them may have been.

“This appears to be an isolated, single-shooter incident,” Lennie said.

Moments before, Biden urged Congress to ban assault weapons, expand background checks and implement other gun control measures to address the mass shootings.

The United States has been shaken in recent weeks by the mass shootings that killed 10 Black residents in upstate New York, 19 children and two teachers in Texas, and two doctors, a receptionist and a patient in Oklahoma.

In Racine, Wisconsin, multiple gunshots were fired into a crowd of mourners attending a graveside funeral on Thursday, wounding two people, Racine police Sgt Kristi Wilcox told reporters.

One victim was treated at a local hospital and discharged, the other was flown to a Milwaukee hospital, apparently suffering more serious injuries, Wilcox said. No suspect was taken into custody.

MoonShadowArt on June 3rd, 2022 at 14:42 UTC »

We need to train these gunmen to skip the part where they shoot other people, and get them to go straight to part B, where they just shoot them self. Maybe we could do Public Service Announcements on tv and radio, or some sort of pamphlets. /s

LeNigh on June 3rd, 2022 at 13:05 UTC »

I think it is getting time to always include the date and time of a shooting in the title, otherwise it is getting really confusing which US shooting someone is talkin about.

turkphot on June 3rd, 2022 at 09:56 UTC »

latest US shooting

That title is gonna age quickly