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    United States: two dead and dozens injured in a shooting in Baltimore

    A 20-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman have died in a shooting on the east coast of the United States. Authorities are trying to identify a suspect.

    The United States bereaved by a new shooting. At least two people were killed and 28 others injured, according to the police, during a disaster that occurred on the night of Saturday to Sunday in Baltimore, on the east coast.

    Police said they received numerous calls shortly after midnight (6 a.m. in Paris on Sunday) reporting that people were being shot at in the Brooklyn neighborhood, police chief Rich Worley said at a press conference.

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    “Upon arriving at the scene, the police found many people with bullet wounds”, testified Rich Worley. An 18-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man were killed and nine other seriously injured people were transported to the nearest hospitals, he said. Three of the injured are in critical condition. The other injured were taken to more distant hospitals.

    “A tragedy that should never have happened”

    Authorities are trying to figure out what happened, identify a suspect and understand his motivation. “This is a tragedy that should never have happened,” said city mayor Brandon Scott at a press conference.

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    “It again highlights the consequences and the need to combat the proliferation of illegal firearms on our streets and the possibility for those who should not have them to succeed in obtaining them,” he said. added.

    “We will never stop finding those cowards who decided to shoot dozens of people just like that, killing two,” he promised.

    More than 20,000 gun deaths in 2022

    With more guns than people, the United States has the highest gun death rate of any developed country. Some 20,200 people were killed by firearms in 2022, according to the association Gun Violence Archive (GVA). Not to mention 24,000 suicides.

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    The Baltimore shooting is the 337th mass shooting since the beginning of the year in the United States, according to GVA, which defines mass shootings as attacks with firearms in which at least four people are injured or killed.

    Source: BFM TV

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