By Hollie Silverman and Amir Vera, CNN
Updated 3:09 PM ET, Mon June 21, 2021
(CNN) As Americans continue to come out of coronavirus isolation and states lift restrictions on gatherings, shootings continue to plague the nation, with 10 mass shootings occurring in the US since Friday night.
Obviously, the kind of people who fire into crowds of Juneteenth partygoers are also the type of people who have meticulously isolated themselves at home for the last 15 months for fear of contracting the virus. So, finally now that all respectable authorities are encouraging them to gingerly leave the house, the first thought in their heads after their long hibernation is, “Let’s grab some handguns and go shoot up a Juneteenth party!”
Seven people were killed and at least 45 were injured in the shootings, according to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA). Among the victims were at least two children, a 10-year-old and a 15-year-old, police said. …
1 killed and 3 others injured in Atlantic City…
1 killed, 4 injured at Juneteenth celebration in Colorado
Police responded to a shopping mall parking lot in the Denver suburb of Aurora after receiving at least 50 calls reporting shots fired at a Juneteenth celebration just after 4 a.m. local time Sunday, a press release from the police department said.
… Evidence indicates there were multiple shooters and more than 114 shell casings have been collected by investigators at the scene, according police…..
1 dead, 4 injured at Indiana Juneteenth celebration
One person was killed and four others were injured during a Juneteenth celebration in Indiana early Sunday, the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit (CMHU) said in a press release posted by CNN affiliate WSBT.
Officers arrived at a bar in Granger around 4 a.m. local time following reports of a shooting in the parking lot during a “Juneteenth Summer Bash,” according to the affiliate.
Evidence collected at the scene “suggests multiple weapons were discharged in the area,” police said.
4 injured in Richmond, Virginia
… The shooting took place in a parking lot where a large crowd had gathered. Police are asking anyone with information regarding the shooting to contact investigators.
2 children among 8 injured in Dallas shooting
Eight people were shot, including a 15-year-old and 10-year-old, after a gunfight broke out between partygoers at two separate celebrations in Dallas just after midnight Sunday, police said.
Police said they discovered two separate groups were having a parties in their own individual suites at the location and at one point, people from each party gathered behind the suites and there was an argument.
A physical fight broke out between the groups before they went back into their suites and began shooting at each other.
1 dead, at least 6 wounded in Oakland
One person was killed and at least six others were wounded in a shooting Saturday evening near Lake Merritt in Oakland, California, according to police.
Officers had been sent there to monitor public safety because a crowd of approximately 5,000 people had gathered at Lake Merritt, the OPD said in a release Sunday. …
1 dead, 4 injured in Anchorage, Alaska
Police in Alaska are investigating an early morning shooting that killed one person and injured four more in Anchorage on Saturday. Officers responded a shooting scene and found five adult victims, three males and two females, police said. All five people were taken to a hospital where one of the women died of her injuries.
This Alaskan one doesn’t sound all that Juneteenth-related. It’s more angry worker vs. homeless.
2 dead, 4 injured in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
… According to police, there was an argument between unidentified individuals as a group of partygoers began to leave a concert at a nearby venue. During the argument, multiple people began shooting and six people were struck.
5 wounded in Minneapolis Friday night …
Interestingly, this first ever official Juneteenth weekend saw no more mayhem than the previous weekend:
… The latest shootings are among a streak of deadly violent weekends the nation has seen in the past few weeks. Last weekend, there were also 10 mass shootings across seven states that killed 12 people and injured 57 more, data from GVA shows.
During the Racial Reckoning, every weekend is Juneteenth weekend.