New York.– With 10 people dead this Saturday, the shooting in Buffalo was the deadliest mass shooting in the United States so far this year.
The Archive of Gun Violence, a nonprofit organization, counted at least 201 such shootings, defined as one in which four or more people were injured or killed, as of mid-May. Of those shootings, nine involved four or more deaths.
The group recorded 693 mass shootings last year, with 28 involving four or more deaths.
From Wisconsin to California, scores of people have been injured or killed in shootings in a variety of settings, including a Milwaukee home, an Arkansas car show, downtown Sacramento and a Mississippi motel.
All of that happened before last weekend, when four mass shootings unfolded in a three-day period. Another shooting came first in downtown Milwaukee on Friday, followed by shootings Saturday in Buffalo and Sunday at a Houston flea market and at a church in Laguna Woods, California.