New Year’s Eve sees gun violence across nation, concluding record-high year of mass killings

2019 was a deadly year for gun violence, and New Year’s Eve was no different.

  • Within hours of the new decade, many people had lost their lives, including two juvenile boys.
  • Several of the shootings happened at nightclubs and bars.
  • Two men were fatally shot when a gunman opened fire at a 2020 celebration at a club in Orlando, Florida, sending nearly 250 partygoers running for safety, local news outlets said.

At a nightclub in Lubbock, Texas, a gunman killed two men, 17 and 24.

In Huntington, West Virginia, at least seven people were injured after being shot inside a bar early New Year’s Day. More than a dozen shell casings were found outside the bar and in a parking lot across the street.

Four people in St. Louis were shot to death in the early morning hours. Three were found dead in one location, where a fourth person was shot in the leg but survived. One person was fatally shot and another wounded in a separate incident...

Guns were made to kill. CM

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