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US has 314 mass shootings in 2022, now another in Colorado, 5 killed

North AmericaUS has 314 mass shootings in 2022, now another in Colorado, 5 killed

Five people were killed and 18 injured in a shooting at a bar in the US in the city of Colorado Springs, suspect was taken to a hospital

The local radio station KRDO reported the shooting on Sunday, citing police. The police responded to reports of an active shooting at Club Q at 11:57 p.m. local time on Saturday (06:57 GMT on Sunday). The victims were taken to hospitals around the city. The suspect has also been taken to a hospital for medical attention and is in custody, the report said.

Lt. Pamela Castro of the Colorado Springs Police Department said police received a report of a shooting at Club Q at 11:57 p.m. (Colorado time).

Castro said there was one suspect who was injured and being treated. She said it was not immediately clear whether he had been shot by officers. She said the FBI was on the scene and assisting in the case.

The police department tweeted that it planned an 8 a.m. news conference at its operations center.

Club Q is a gay and lesbian nightclub that features a “Drag Diva Drag Show” on Saturdays, according to its website.

“Club Q is devastated by the senseless attack on our community,” the club posted on its Facebook page. It said its prayers were with victims and families, and “We thank the quick reactions of heroic customers that subdued the gunman and ended this hate attack.”

The USA has 314 mass shootings in 2022

The USA has has 314 mass shootings in 2022, now another in Colorado. The Gun Violence Archive has counted at least 314 mass shootings in the US so far in 2022 with more than 22,000 people having died due to gun violence overall in 2022, according to the Archive.

More Americans have died from gunshots in the last 50 years than in all of the wars in American history.  Since 1968, more than 1.5 million Americans have died in gun-related incidents, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Americans across the country beg for gun reform — families of gun violence victims testified before Congress last month for tightened gun control legislation — mass shootings continued wildly.

Just over a week after President Joe Biden signed a bipartisan gun reform bill into law, six people were killed and more than 30 others were injured following a mass shooting during a US Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Illinois.

There were 13 mass shootings in the first weekend in June, fewer than two weeks after a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, marking the deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.

The Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit that tracks shootings in the US, has recorded at least 314 mass shootings in 2022 so far. Gun violence overall has killed at least 22,000 people in the US this year so far, according to the Archive’s records.

The United States has far more lax firearm laws and policies compared to other countries — the federal right to own a firearm is even baked into the Constitution via the Second Amendment. Gun laws and regulations also vary from state to state. Some states have more restrictive laws, while some allow for much greater firearm ownership rates for protection and hunting.

“In a country like ours … we have a lot of guns,” R. Thurman Barnes, the assistant director of Rutgers University’s New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center and faculty at the Rutgers School of Public Health, told Insider. “And when you have as many guns as we have — which we have more guns than people — you’re going to have more gun violence in all of its forms.”

On July 18, 2022, in the last shooting before this, 4 were killed in Indiana mass mall shooting and the gunman was killed.

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