Gun violence is on the rise in America, exemplified by three major shootings in just the last two days that have killed at least ten people in Buffalo and injured 20 in Milwaukee.
Police were on the scene at a grocery store in Buffalo where an 18-year-old was taken into custody without incident after he allegedly livestreamed himself shooting victims with an AR-15 rifle in a Tops Friendly Market. Aside from the ten people who were confirmed dead at press time, police say multiple others were injured and those numbers were not yet available.
The Milwaukee Bucks have canceled a watch party for Sunday’s NBA Playoff Game 7 against the Boston Celtics after 21 people were injured in three separate shootings near an entertainment district in downtown Milwaukee at the end of the team’s Game 6 Eastern Conference semifinals loss Friday night. All of the gunfire happened blocks from the arena where the Bucks lost to the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference semi-finals. All of the victims are expected to survive.
Two mass shootings in 24 hours, in Milwaukee and Buffalo — the latter killing ten people.
I’m heartbroken. And I’m angry.
Angry that the GOP continues to block even the most basic gun safety measures.
We can stop this. We can save lives.
Republicans just refuse to. Cowards.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) May 14, 2022
In Milwaukee, 17 people were shot and injured in the city’s Water Street Bar District. Just a couple of hours earlier, three others were hurt after shots rang out in the Deer District, just after the Milwaukee Bucks’ loss in the NBA playoffs. Ten people were taken into custody in connection with the mass shooting, but no fatalities were reported. Following initial reports that two people had been shot, another victim was located later. The Milwaukee Police Department confirmed to the media that there were three victims, in all. One person was taken into custody for that shooting.
Scene at W. Highland and MLK. Police tell us two shot and one in custody. This happened right as Bucks/Celts was wrapping up. The shooting sent many people running from the Deer District. Police are pushing folks back atm. Scene expanding. @tmj4 pic.twitter.com/avtp737cXg
— Bruce Harrison (@BruceHarrisonTV) May 14, 2022