This past weekend was meant for fun celebrations acknowledging Father’s Day and Juneteenth, but in some cities across the U.S., it became a weekend of mourning and grief as gun violence continued to run rampant.
On June 17, a crowd celebrating Juneteenth had the night ruined when multiple suspects allegedly fired rounds of gunfire. One person died and 22 were injured during that shooting in a city 21 miles west of Chicago.
In St. Louis, nine people were injured and one 17-year-old male died Sunday after shots were fired inside an office building hosting a party around 1 a.m. A 17-year-old suspect is in custody at the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.
In Quincy, Washington, a city located 160 miles east of Seattle, a dance festival ended abruptly Saturday night after two people were shot dead and three others were injured. The alleged shooter was injured by police after sustaining a gunshot wound and is expected to survive the injuries.
Two Pennsylvania state troopers were wounded during a shootout with a suspect. One of the state troopers later died from the wounds.