Gun violence spiked over Fourth of July weekend, with shootings reported in nearly every U.S. state that killed a total of at least 220 people and wounded close to 570 others, according to the Gun Violence Archive.
Of all gun violence incidents accounted for during the holiday weekend, at least 11 were classified as mass shootings by the Gun Violence Archive.
The database lists 315 mass shootings across the country since the beginning of this year, and roughly 22,500 deaths caused by any form of gun violence.
Seeing an increase in gun violence around Fourth of July is not rare in the U.S., and this past weekend's reports from the Gun Violence Archive mirror those released in previous years.
In 2021, more than 180 people were killed and 516 were injured in shootings that took place during the same holiday weekend.
Devastating impacts of gun violence were widespread over the holiday, but certain areas were hit harder than others.
But the Highland Park shooting was far from the only crime involving gun violence in the Chicago area over the weekend. »