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Biden decries gun violence as shootings across US mar Fourth of July festivities

By Edward Helmore

04 Jul 2023 · 4 min read

informed Summary

  1. A series of mass shootings occurred across the U.S. over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, with incidents in Philadelphia, Texas, Chicago, and Kansas.

A long holiday weekend of bloodshed has intensified after a heavily armed gunman in a bulletproof vest opened fire on the streets of Philadelphia on the eve of Fourth of July celebrations, in yet another mass shooting in the US, killing five people and wounding two boys before surrendering to the police.

Across the country, Texas was entering the holiday to news that another shooting had killed three people, in Fort Worth, occurring just before midnight amid a gathering in a parking lot that also wounded eight.

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