Shootings in Atlanta and Texas leave 1 dead and 7 injured

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  • Shootings in Atlanta and Texas leave 1 dead and 7 injured
  • In Atlanta, a shooting at a nightclub left two guards in the hospital
  • While in Texas a car shooting left one dead

Shootings in Atlanta and Texas leave one dead and 7 injured. Two shootings in Atlanta and Texas, respectively, sent several people to the hospital and took a life early Saturday, amid a series of almost daily reports of gun violence.

Recent reports of shootings in Atlanta, Texas and elsewhere in the US prompted Biden to ‘explode’ and take action such as a dozen executive orders seeking to stop an increase in gun violence that he called an “epidemic and shame at the international level.”

Atlanta nightclub shooting

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Local police are looking for a suspect, who according to the initial version, shot two security guards outside an ‘exclusive’ nightclub in Atlanta, reported FOX 5 Atlanta. The shooting broke out in the “Member’s Only Lounge” around 3:30 in the morning.

The nightclub is described in its official website as an “exclusive VIP lounge for members of the city’s high society and elite professionals,” further notes that it is “a joint venture between rappers 2 Chainz and Snoop.

They kicked him out and he started shooting

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The authorities cited by FOX, said that the guards of the Atlanta nightclub, expelled the man from the building located on Ralph McGill Boulevard. After being ‘escorted’, the man began shooting at the guards as he walked away.

The two guards were wounded during the shooting in Atlanta, however they are expected to recover, according to the quoted outlet. According to the local media 11Alive, the suspect was driving a blue Dodge Challenger when he lunged at the guards.

Violent night with shootings in Atlanta and Texas

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According to 11Alive, the two injured in the Atlanta nightclub shooting were conscious and were taken to a medical facility for care. The authorities did not reveal details about the identity of the perpetrator of the violent incident early Saturday morning.

Meanwhile, one person died and five others were injured during a two-vehicle shooting on a freeway in Fort Worth, Texas, it revealed. CNN. In addition, the authorities speculated what the motive for this shooting could be.

Shooting aboard vehicles in Fort Worth, Texas

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The vehicles involved in the shooting in Texas that left one dead and at least five wounded, had multiple occupants and were moving east on the Southwest Loop of Highway 820, according to the report from the aforementioned outlet.

The events occurred around 10 at night. The occupants of the vehicles began firing, and the police said they did not know why. However, he linked the violent incident in Fort Worth, Texas, to gang fighting, according to CNN.

Victims of the Texas shooting

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Stray bullets from the Fort Worth shooting injured a woman driving down the freeway, as well as a man at her home. A 19-year-old young man died early in the morning of the accident, according to records obtained by CNN.

However, the reasons for the death of the young man are not found in these records. At least five people were injured and nearby hospitals were transferred with injuries from the shooting, which were not life-threatening.

Suspects in Atlanta and Texas shootings

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The identities of the suspects in the Fort Worth freeway shooting, such as the man who shot security guards at the Atlanta nightclub, are thus far unknown and they are fugitives from justice.

For his part, US President Joe Biden said: “The idea that we have so many people dying in a single day from gun violence in the United States is a blemish on our character as a nation,” in statements from the White House.

Biden ‘explodes’ against shootings

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The president announced a series of measures against the use of weapons at an event attended by members of the families of the children who lost their lives in the 2012 Sandy Hook, Connecticut school massacre and in the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in 2018.

Biden thanked them for their presence, noting that he understood that it will remind them of the ghastly days they received the calls. “We are totally determined to make the change,” he assured them, as a follow-up to the promise he made last month to take what he called “common sense steps,” says AP.

They go against the use of weapons

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The president acted “immediately” to address the violence with firearms, after a series of massacres that have returned attention to the matter. Your announcement occurs the same day that another incident, is in South Carolina, left five dead.

Biden also appointed David Chipman, a former federal agent and advisor to the firearms control group Giffords, as the new director of the U.S. Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), of according to AP.

Massacres in the United States: An Epidemic?

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Biden was joined at the event by Vice President Kamala Harris and Attorney General Merrick Garland. Most of the actions against the shootings he announced will go through the Department of Justice, according to the AP.

The president has faced heavy pressure to act after a recent series of massacres, but the White House has repeatedly emphasized the need for legislative action. A White House fact sheet noted that those shootings “underscored the relentlessness” of the epidemic.

Will it be able to prevent more massacres?

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While the House of Representatives passed a background check bill last month, the gun control measures face little chance of passing in such a divided Senate.

And the fact is that the upper house has the seats evenly divided, and the Republicans remain almost unified against most of the proposals, indicates AP. The purchase, possession and carrying of firearms in the United States are regulated by laws with varying degrees of severity, but in general they operate by driving the weapons into the hands of citizens and legal and documented residents, indicates Efe.

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