A Texas trail ride, a barbecue in New York City and a stone bridge in Minneapolis were among the settings among at least 10 mass shootings that erupted between Friday and late Sunday, marking the fifth consecutive weekend U.S. law enforcement officers have responded to multiple incidents, each involving four or more victims shot, ABC News reports. Combined, the shootings this weekend left at least seven people dead and 46 injured, according to the Gun Violence Archive. The string of consecutive weekend mass-casualty incidents began over the Memorial Day holiday, when at least 17 shootings left a total of 13 dead and 79 injured. The shootings come in the wake of the mass shootings in Uvalde, Tx., and Buffalo, N.Y., in May.
In Texas, a shootout between groups attending an organized trail ride and concert on Sunday left five people injured. The shooting occurred despite private security officers collecting firearms from attendees as they entered the event. A shooting initially erupted after a fight broke out near the event's concert stage. One man was shot in the face and airlifted to a hospital, where he was in critical condition. At a New York City barbeque, an eight-year-old was among four people shot Saturday night when two gunmen on a scooter pulled up and opened fire on the group. All four victims suffered gunshot wounds to the legs, with the child being grazed in the leg by the bullet. Investigators suspect the victims were innocent bystanders. In Minneapolis, police officers responded to reports of multiple shots at one end of the Stone Arch Bridge and arrived to find a "chaotic scene" with fights breaking out among a large crowd. After getting the crowd under control, officers found four people shot, including three teenagers and one man who was shot in the head. Detectives found multiple shell casings at the scene, leading them to believe a rifle and a pistol were used.