AMERICA has suffered 54 mass shooting in just the past month, as a CNN host says there’s an “active shooter situation in the US”.
The shocking statistics were revealed as a gunman opened fired during a FedEx night shift change in Indianapolis, Indiana, killing at least eight people before he turned the gun on himself.
Read our Fedex shooting live blog below for the very latest news and updates…
President Joe Biden, addressing the latest killings as well as the recent eruption in mass shooting, said in a statement: “Gun violence is an epidemic in America. But we should not accept it. We must act.”
"Too many Americans are dying every single day from gun violence," Biden said in a written statement. "It stains our character and pierces the very soul of our nation."
“We can, and must, do more to act and to save lives,” he added.
At least 37 people have died in six mass shootings in the US since the beginning of March.
The Gun Violence Archive says 147 mass shootings have occurred so far in 2021.
A mass shooting is defined where at least four people are killed.
Earlier this month, President Biden rolled out a number of new gun control measures in a bid to stop the “epidemic”.
Here are some of the recent mass shooting
Indiana – April 15
Police named the suspect as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole after the FBI searched his home on Friday morning.
He is thought to have stormed the FedEx Ground Plainfield Operations Center around 11pm, killing at least eight people and wounding five others.
The teenager was later found dead, having apparently turned the gun on himself, police said.
A motive for his actions has not yet been given.
Texas – April 8
Larry Bollin, 27, is accused of killing Timothy Smith and injuring six others at the Kent Moore Cabinets factory where he worked in Bryan.
Bollin’s lawyer said the deadly shooting was prompted by workplace harassment.
He is currently in custody.
Rock Hill, South Carolina – April 7
Former NFL player Phillip Adams allegedly shot six people.
Robert Lesslie, a prominent doctor, was killed along with his wife, two of their grandchildren and two air conditioning technicians who were working at the their home.
Adams also killed himself.
His brain is now being examined for possible degenerative disease that has been shown to cause violent mood swings and other cognitive disorders in some athletes and members of the military.
Orange, California – March 31
On March 31, a gunman killed four people and critically wounded a fifth at a Southern California office building.
He knew all the victims.
Apparently before opening fire, he chained shut the gates to two entrances, delaying police from getting inside.
Among the victims was a 9-year-old boy who was found cradled in the arms of a woman believed to be his mother.
The woman was the only survivor among those shot. The others killed were a man and two women.
Aminadab Gonzalez, 44, was charged with four counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and two counts of attempted murder of a police officer
Boulder, Colorado – March 22
March 22, a shooter at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, killed 10 people, including a police officer who was the first to respond to the scene.
The suspect bought a firearm at a local gun store after passing a background check.
Investigators are working to determine the motive for the shooting and why the suspect chose the King Soopers grocery store.
Atlanta, Georgia – March 16
A total of eight people were killed by a gunman at three Atlanta-area massage businesses.
Seven of the slain were women, and six were of Asian descent.
Police charged a 21-year-old white man with the killings.
There was deep skepticism over the shooter’s claim his motive was sex addiction.
There was public clamoring for hate crime charges, especially among the Asian American community, which has faced rising numbers of attacks since the coronavirus pandemic took hold.
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