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Mon Jun 13, 2016, 07:25 PM Jun 2016

The Orlando massacre was one of 43 shootings yesterday [View all]


Just before last call on Sunday morning, a gunman opened fire in Orlando Florida’s Pulse nightclub, killing at least 49 people and seriously injuring another 53.

The incident received significant media coverage, and rightfully so: It was the deadliest mass shooting in American history.

What got much less coverage, though, were the 42 other reported shootings that happened yesterday. According to news reports collected by the Gun Violence Archive and Vox, these shootings resulted in an additional 18 deaths and 41 injuries. At least five of those killed were children.

These shootings, albeit more granular, paint a tragic picture of just how common gun violence is in the United States — and how it claims thousands of lives annually, outside of mass shootings.

Just another day in 'Murka.
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