US people-shooting-people season in slow start ... At least 150 people fatally shot in more than 400 shootings over the Fourth of July weekend

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USA shooting deaths averaged 108 per day in 2019.

In 2019 39,707 people died from shootings, including suicides, which would be about 326 people over a 3-day weekend like July 4.

So it can actually be considered that the 2021 July 4 shootings were lower than normal because its a 3-day weekend and the death by shooting rate was ~50 per day.

There were 39,707 deaths from firearms in the U.S. in 2019. Sixty percent of deaths from firearms in the U.S. are suicides. In 2019, 23,941 people in the U.S. died by firearm suicide.1 Firearms are the means in approximately half of suicides nationwide. In 2019, 14,861 people in the U.S. died from firearm homicide, accounting for 37% of total deaths from firearms. Firearms were the means for about 75% of homicides in 2018.


At least 150 people fatally shot in more than 400 shootings over the Fourth of July weekend
By Emma Tucker, Omar Jimenez and Kristina Sgueglia, CNN

Updated 0303 GMT (1103 HKT) July 6, 2021

(CNN)At least 150 people were killed by gun violence in more than 400 shootings across the country during the Fourth of July weekend as major cities nationwide confront a surge in violent crime, according to data compiled by the Gun Violence Archive.

The data, which includes the number of shooting incidents and gun violence victims nationally over a 72-hour period from Friday through Sunday, is still evolving and will be updated.
In New York, where gun violence has been rising to levels not seen in years, there were 26 victims from 21 shootings from Friday to Sunday, a decrease from the same period last year when 30 people were shot in 25 shootings, the New York Police Department said.

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On July 4, the city experienced 12 shooting incidents that involved 13 victims, an increase from last year when there were eight shootings and eight victims, according to the NYPD.
So far this year, gun violence incidents in New York have spiked almost 40% over the same period in 2020, with 767 shootings and 885 victims. CNN has requested data on how many of the shootings over the weekend resulted in homicides. ...
 
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