More than 30 people died from gun violence in the United States over Memorial Day weekend

More than 30 people were killed by gun violence across the country during a bloody Memorial Day weekend just days after the tragic shooting at a school in Uvalde, Texas.

Dozens of victims — including 13 in Philadelphia alone — lost their lives as violence spread across the country.

The City of Brotherly Love was all but over the bank holiday weekend, with the astonishing death toll including a father and his nine-year-old son, according to local reports.

Gerald Parks, 38, and his boy, Jamel, were sprayed with bullets and killed in their car after going to a cookout, CBS 3 reported.

In another incident early Monday, two women were killed and a 14-year-old child injured after shooting at an outdoor hookah smoking party.

At least a dozen other Philadelphians were also injured by gunfire, police officers said.

At least six people were killed and another 34 injured in Chicago over the weekend.

Shooting in Philadelphia
The scene of the tragic shooting in Philadelphia.
NBC10 Philadelphia

In one incident, a 69-year-old man was killed by a suspect who later barricaded himself in an abandoned building during a 90-minute standoff with a Chicago SWAT team.

Maryland suffered at least four shooting deaths, including a 17-year-old boy and two men involved in a separate triple shooting in Baltimore.

The chaos over the weekend was marked by several shootings, in which several people were injured.

Oklahoma Festival
The Oklahoma Festival shooting terrified attendees.
AP/Ian Maule/Tulsa World

A gunman opened fire at a festival in Oklahoma Saturday night, killing one and injuring seven others. The suspect, Skyler Buckner, 26, later turned himself in.

In New York, two people were fatally shot in separate incidents in Brooklyn over the weekend, police said.

There were also gunshot deaths in cities like Tampa, Memphis, Fresno, and Atlanta.

The violent weekend came after gunman Salvador Ramos, 18, opened fire at a school in Texas last Tuesday, killing 21 students and teachers. More than 30 people died from gun violence in the United States over Memorial Day weekend


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