There were at least 12 shootings this past weekend alone (includes video story)

A deadly spike in gun violence across the United States has left many communities on edge and several people upset and grieving.

Fred Guttenberg, the Parkland, FL parent whose daughter died in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in 2018, is one of those people infuriated by the events.

“This will keep happening if we don’t change what we’re doing,” said Guttenberg.

At least 12 shooting incidents occurred this past weekend.

Late Saturday night, near Atlantic City, police investigated a mass shooting at a house party that left two dead and a dozen injured. In an Atlanta area condo, three people were shot dead. Another three were killed and eight were injured in a shooting outside a bar in Youngstown, Ohio.

According to the gun violence archive, over 7,500 people have died from gun violence in the United States this year, including at least 471 teenagers and 120 children.

One of those children was a 6-year-old boy who died on Friday near Anaheim while on his way to kindergarten. Police believe road rage may have been a factor in the death of the young boy.

Jamilka Gibson is a senior at Florida International University who is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Media. Gibson is a Panamanian-American who aspires to one day become a reporter/anchor in Miami, FL.