It stretches leaves of blood in the United States, on a weekend marked by the massacre in the Buffalo supermarket, where an 18-year-old supremacist opened fire and killed ten people for racial reasons.
In California, in a community for retirees in Laguna Woods, a man opens fire in a church, the Geneva Presbyterian: the toll is one dead and four injured in critical condition. In Texas near Houston a quarrel between five men turns into tragedy, with two dead and three injured. But the toll could have been far worse as the shots flew into a crowded flea market.
“Nobody should be afraid to go to his place of prayer,” says California Governor Gavin Newsom. The incident took place around 13.30 local time: the rapid intervention of the police made it possible to stop the suspect and recover the used weapon. One person died instantly, while the four injured, all adults, were taken to hospital. The triggering reason for the insane gesture is not yet clear.
In Texas, on the other hand, tragedy came close. In a flea market with more than 1,000 people shopping on a Sunday afternoon, five men opened fire following a fight. “At the moment it appears that the wounded, as well as the two dead, are all part of the quarrel. No innocent people were shot. At least two guns were recovered at the scene,” Harris County authorities said.
But the facts of Laguna Woods and Harris County find space in the international media “only” because a few hours earlier in Buffalo there had been the massacre at the supermarket. In the US, around 30,000 people are killed by firearms every year. In the United States, the number of premature deaths associated with gunshots exceeds that of deaths attributable to road traffic accidents.
The two “incidents” in California and Texas culminate a weekend of terror, with the Buffalo tragedy returning to shake America. Joe Biden will be in upstate New York City tomorrow before leaving for Asia: “The President and First Lady will travel to Buffalo, New York, to share in the grief of the community that lost ten lives in one. senseless and horrible mass shooting “, reads an official note. Biden has already branded the massacre at the supermarket as an “act of internal terrorism” and “a hideous crime”. For the head of the White House it was “a repugnant and racially motivated crime perpetrated in the name of the disgusting ideology of white nationalism” and which is antithetical to everything that represents America. “” We must do all this. ‘that it is in our power to end this hate-fueled terror, ”Biden concluded in a statement.
Mass shootings have become sadly common in the United States. The Buffalo attack is the latest in a series of mass shootings in the country this year. In the deadliest episode in the United States last year, four students were killed and seven others were injured after a teenager opened fire at a high school in Oxford, Michigan.
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