At least 16 dead and dozens injured in shootings in the United States during the weekend of the Memorial Day


Shootings across the US left at least 16 dead and dozens injured over Memorial Day weekend.

Gun violence occurred at beaches, high schools and motorcycle rallies, among other places, in at least eight states. The victims were teenagers to people in their 60s.

The weekend ended as it began: with gunshots. Nine people were injured in a shooting in the Hollywood Beach area of ​​Hollywood, Florida, Monday night as vacationers crowded along the Atlantic coast north of Miami, police said.

Police said an altercation between two groups led to violence, with all nine victims hospitalized in unknown conditions and the possibility that children were among the injured. A person of interest has been taken into custody and a suspect is being sought, Hollywood police spokeswoman Deanna Bettineschi said at a late-night news conference.

One of the first reports of gun violence over the holiday weekend occurred Friday afternoon, when Telemundo Chicago cameras captured a confrontation between two groups of people on Chicago’s North Avenue Beach, nbc chicago informed. The altercation resulted in gunshots but no injuries.

Although no one was injured in Friday’s shooting, more than eight people were killed and at least 32 others injured in shootings in Chicago over the long weekend, according to nbc chicago.

Reports of shootings dotted the rest of the US, though the total number does not appear to be an outlier for a holiday weekend. The United States has an average of 57 gun-related homicides a day, according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center.

In Baltimore, around 3:30 p.m. Friday, an argument between two men led to gunfire, wounding five people, authorities confirmed to NBC News.

The five who were beaten have not been publicly identified. The victims had non-life-threatening injuries, Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said. Police are searching for the gunman, NBC affiliate WBAL informed.

In Mesa, Arizona, police arrested 20-year-old Iren Byers in connection with multiple shootings from Friday afternoon through early Saturday morning, police said in a news release. Byers is charged with killing four people and injuring one person, police said. It was not immediately clear if he had retained an attorney who could be asked for comment.

The injured Mesa victim, a 36-year-old woman, was in stable condition and will be undergoing surgery for serious injuries, said Detective Brandi George, a Mesa police spokeswoman.

Byers was jailed on four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder, according to a news release. He was being held without bail, according to the statement.

On Saturday, police were called to the Roxbury Lanes casino in Seattle after receiving reports that shots had been fired. Three people were injured KOMO-TV informed; The severity of his injuries was not immediately clear. the police had has not yet arrested a suspect Monday in the morning.

In Red River, New Mexico, a suspect has been arrested after three people were killed and five others injured, including the suspect, at a motorcycle rally Saturday night. Police identified those killed Sunday as Anthony Silva, 26, of Los Lunas; Randy Sanchez, 46, of Albuquerque; and Damian Breaux, 46, of Socorro.

Police identified the suspect as Jacob David Castillo, 30, of Rio Rancho. Castillo was injured and hospitalized. He will be booked into the Taos County Detention Center upon his release, police said. Castillo could not immediately be reached for comment.

Three people were injured, two seriously, in Garden Grove, California, in a shooting Saturday night at Hot Restaurant and Lounge. Garden Grove Police Sgt. Nick Jensen said the gunman argued before opening fire. Los Angeles informed.

“There was some type of altercation, so it wasn’t someone who came in from the street, and an altercation ensued, and the suspect pulled out a gun and shot three victims,” Jensen said.

Customers detained the man until officers arrived. Although the suspect was initially detained, it was not immediately clear if he had been arrested and charged. Police have not publicly identified the suspect or the victims.

Three people were killed and at least five injured in Red River, New Mexico, after rival motorcycle gangs opened fire during a popular biker rally on Sunday.
Three people were killed and at least five injured in Red River, New Mexico, after rival motorcycle gangs opened fire during a popular biker rally on Sunday.Questa Del Rio News

Early Sunday morning in Atlanta, a teenager was killed and another injured in a shooting at “an unauthorized gathering” at Benjamin E. Mays High School, the Atlanta Public Schools said in a statement.

Police were called around 2:30 am ET Sunday to the high school, where they discovered a 16-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy, who had been shot. The girl later died. The boy was taken to a nearby hospital, where he is in stable condition.

Authorities identified the deceased as NBC affiliate Breasia Powell. WXIA informed. The Fulton County Medical Examiner did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Later Sunday, around 11:45 a.m. ET, one person was killed in a shooting on a Green Line train at the Navy Yard station in Washington, DC. The Metro Traffic Police tweeted.

“Unfortunately, despite rescue measures, the adult male victim was pronounced deceased at the scene,” traffic police said.

The shooter and the victim got into a fight on the train, Washington Deputy Police Chief Andre Wright said. Wright said the victim suffered “multiple gunshot wounds” to the upper body.

CORRECTION (May 29, 2023, 6:30 p.m. ET): An earlier version of this article mischaracterized Seattle’s KOMO-TV. It is an ABC affiliate, not an NBC affiliate.

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