Texas School Shooting has raised the number of school shootings to 27 in just five month.
Between January 1 and May 25, 2022, the shootings have registered over 140 people losing dying from gun shots.
An 18-year-old, Salvador Ramos, opened fire in an elementary school which makes the Texas School Shooting among deadliest.
He had gone from classroom to classroom, shooting at students and killing them, with many others sustaining varying degrees of injuries.
Also, the shooter killed at least 19 students and two adults at Robb elementary school in Uvalde.
Uvalde is a mostly Latino community about 85 miles west of San Antonio, near the Mexico border.
Although Police said they have killed Ramos after the shooting.
Why Ramos killed students:
Information making the rounds say late Ramos was bullied at school.
Also, he was allegedly cajoled for usually wearing poor cloths and other students laughed at him for coming from a poor family.
Meanwhile, Texas state senator Roland Gutierrez said the suspect shot his grandmother at her home in the morning.
She is believed to be in critical condition in hospital, Sergeant Erick Estrada told CNN.
It could as well be a consequence of the jest other students made at him at school.
Also, he may have felt the guilt should be on his grandmother for not bequeathing wealth to his parents, speculations claim.
Late Ramos had bought two rifles on his 18th birthday, Gutierrez told reporters.
He had bought two assault-style rifles from a store in Uvalde County.
“That was the first thing he did on his 18th birthday,” Gutierrez said.
He added saying that the gunman had hinted on social media that an attack could be coming.
“He suggested the kids should watch out,” he said.
Also, fourth-grade teacher Eva Mireles has been confirmed as one of the adults killed in the attack, the Guardian reports.
“I’m furious that these shootings continue,” her aunt said in a statement reported by ABC News.
“These children are innocent. Rifles should not be easily available to all.”
Number of school shootings in US in 2022:
So far, there have been 27 school shootings in the US from January 2022 to May, 2022.
Whereas, data from The EducationWeek, states that since 2018, a total of 119 school shooting incidents have occurred.
Of these school shootings, over 140 people have died from gun shots.
Although this number is already more than the casualty rate of 2021 which saw almost 250 people hit by active shooters.
In 2021, 103 died from school shooting incidents, a report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation states.
Moreover, the number of active shooting incidents in 2021 represents a 50 per cent increase from 2020 and almost double the number in 2017.
Here are some of the shootings in the United States that took place this year:
1. Uvalde Texas School shooting:
The shooter, Ramos killed 19 children and two adults, according to the casualty records so far.
2. Buffalo shooter:
On May 14, a white gunman killed 10 Black people inside a supermarket in a racially motivated attack.
He was charged and remains in jail without bail.
3. New York shooting:
On April 12, a 62-year-old man activated a smoke bomb and opened fire in a subway.
Also, he wounded 23 people before police took him into custody the next day.
4. California shooting:
On May 15, one person died from gunfire with many others sustaining injuries.
This was in an incident where gunfire erupted at a Southern California church early afternoon.
David Chou (68) – was a Las Vegas man with a wife and child in Taiwan.
According to authorities, he had travelled to Orange County with a grievance against Taiwanese people, the authorities said.
5. Houston shooting:
On May 15, a gunfire erupted between five men and two men died of gunshots.
According to AFP report, the shooting occurred at an open-air flea market. the shooting injured three people critically.
Also, others include:
6. Milwaukee shooting:
On May 13, at least 16 people sustained varying degrees of injuries by gunfire in a shooting in a popular nightlife area.
Moreover, other shootings are as follows:
7. Brooklyn shooting:
On April 12, a gunman opened fire inside a crowded subway car during the morning rush.
He wounded at least 10 people.
Police arrested a suspect, Frank R. James, the next day.
Also, the authorities charged him with carrying out a terrorist attack on a mass transit system.
8. Sacramento shooting:
On April 3, at least six people died and 12 sustained varying degrees of injuries in a shooting in the centre of California’s capital.
9. Arkansas shooting:
On March 19, two people who were in a gun fight, shot dead one bystander.
They also injured 27 other people, including six children, at a community event.
10. Milwaukee shooting:
On January 23, some killers shot to death six people.
They were five men and one woman.
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden has said government would take a stiff stance against gun licenses.
Also, he called for action against “common sense” gun laws and said: “It’s time to turn this pain into action.”
Also, the victims’ families have pleaded for action on gun control.