Two Killed, Dozens Wounded in US Mass Shooting

A mass shooting in the United States has left two dead and dozens wounded. The shooting occurred in the early hours of July 2, 2023, in Baltimore, Maryland.

According to police, the shooting happened at a large gathering in the city’s downtown area. Multiple shots were fired, and chaos ensued as people tried to flee the scene. Two people were killed and at least 28 others were wounded.

Emergency personnel and police were quickly on the scene, and the injured were rushed to nearby hospitals. The two killed victims have been identified as a 23-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman. Their names have not been released.

The motive for the shooting is not yet known, and police are still investigating. However, they have said that they believe it was a targeted attack, and that the shooter or shooters were likely known to the victims.

The shooting in Baltimore is just the latest in a string of mass shootings that have rocked the United States in recent years. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 233 mass shootings in the US in 2023, resulting in 1,011 deaths and 1,864 injuries.

The high rate of gun violence in the US has been a topic of debate for years, and calls for stricter gun control measures have grown louder in the wake of mass shootings. However, efforts to pass gun control legislation at the federal level have been met with resistance from some lawmakers and gun rights advocates.

In response to the shooting in Baltimore, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued a statement expressing his condolences to the victims and their families. He also called for action to address gun violence in the state.

“We cannot continue to accept these senseless acts of violence as a normal part of life in our communities,” Hogan said. “We must come together to find solutions and take action to prevent these tragedies from happening in the first place.”

The shooting in Baltimore is a tragic reminder of the toll that gun violence can take on communities. As the debate over gun control continues, many are calling for action to prevent further loss of life.

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