The deadliest mass shootings in the US
Two killed and five injured in shooting at Los Angeles park on July 24
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This is a heavy-hearted topic to address, but one that nonetheless has tainted American history. Mass shootings have been around for a long time, but unfortunately, without proper gun control legislation, these tragic events don't look like they are going anywhere. Carried out increasingly by young men who also often suffer from serious mental health or substance abuse problems, these attacks continue to plague the country, as recently as during the Fourth of July parade in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, where a gunman killed six people and injured over 30 more.
On Sunday, July 24, two people were killed and at least five others were injured after gunfire erupted at a Los Angeles park. The LA Fire Department said the incident occurred at or near the car show being held at Peck Park in LA's San Pedro neighborhood, and that at least three people suffered gunshot wounds and two of them were in critical condition, AP News reports. As of yet, police have not offered a motive and no arrests have been made.
In this gallery, we look through the dark history of mass shootings in the US. Click through the gallery to learn more about these tragedies.
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