At least eleven people were killed and scores more injured in multiple shootings across the U.S. over the weekend, reports USA Today. Since Friday, there have been 12 mass shootings – defined as when four or more people, not including the shooter, are shot or killed, says the Gun Violence Archive. Many of the shootings, including in Chicago and Indianapolis, happened at large Halloween gatherings in the early hours of Sunday. The Halloween weekend shootings come just days after a gunman opened fire at a bowling alley and restaurant in Maine, killing 18 people and injuring 13 others. In Texarkana, Tex., three people were killed in a shooting at a party in the back room of a business Saturday night. “Apparently, this all started when a fistfight broke out between two men at the party. At some point during this fight, at least two men there pulled out rifles and started shooting,”
Two people were killed and 15 were injured in a shooting Sunday just before 3 a.m. at a Halloween party in the Tampa, Florida, neighborhood of Ybor City. Police described the incident as "an altercation between two groups [that] escalated to gunfire." A 14-year-old boy and a 22-year-old man were killed. In Indianapolis, 10 people aged 16 to 22 were shot, one of them fatally, at a party in an industrial park early Sunday. In Chicago, at least 15 people were shot, two critically, at a Halloween party on Sunday. The victims include six women and nine men. Officers responding to shots fired just after 1 a.m. in the North Lawndale neighborhood saw an unidentified man shooting into a large gathering, the Chicago Police Department said. Since Jan. 1, there have been at least 580 mass shootings in the U.S., says the Gun Violence Archive.