March 20, 2023

There had been greater than 43,000 gun-related deaths within the United States final yr (Representational)

Los Angeles, United States:

One individual was killed and a dozen injured in a drive-by taking pictures spree Thursday as a gunman roamed the streets within the southwestern US state of Arizona, police stated.

Over the course of one-and-a-half hours, a suspect opened fireplace in at the least eight websites round communities outdoors Phoenix, apparently at random, earlier than he was taken into custody at a site visitors cease.

As effectively because the fatality, three different individuals had been shot whereas one other 9 suffered minor accidents together with from damaged glass. None of the accidents had been regarded as life-threatening.

“We don’t know what the motive was, we don’t have an idea of what this person was thinking when he went out and did this,” stated Peoria police spokesman Brandon Sheffert.

“Obviously we want to figure that out, because there’s a lot of scared people — a lot of people who this affected,” he instructed a press convention held indoors on account of sweltering warmth wave temperatures of as much as 118F (48C) in Phoenix.

The suspect was stopped after firefighters noticed a car matching the outline of a number of stories, and he didn’t resist arrest. One weapon was recovered from the car.

The incident follows latest mass shootings within the close by states of California, the place a rail yard worker killed 9 individuals final month, and Colorado, the place ten died at a grocery retailer in March.

There had been greater than 43,000 gun-related deaths within the United States final yr, together with suicides, based on the Gun Violence Archive.

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