At least three dead and five injured in a shooting at a bar in Ohio, United States

At least three dead and five injured in a shooting at a bar in Ohio, United States

At least three people died this Sunday and another five were injured in a shooting at a bar in Youngstown, in the state of Ohio (USA), sources from the city’s Police Department reported to CNN.

Authorities received an emergency call shortly after 02.00 local time (04.00 GMT) to call the Torch Club Bar & Grille from Youngstown.

The victims were taken to the St. Elizabeth Hospital in that town.

At the moment the Police have not offered details about the circumstances of the event or if there is a suspect who is being investigated.

On Saturday, two people lost their lives and another eight were injured, one of them seriously, in a shooting in the center of the city of Minneapolis (Minnesota, USA).

A police spokesman, John Alder, said, quoted by ABC channel, that there was a dispute between two people who drew their firearms and began to shoot each other.

According to data from GunViolenceArchive, which tracks gun violence in the United States, there have been 221 mass shootings in 2021, which it defines as those with more than four victims – killed or injured – not counting the perpetrator of the shots.

According to that source, 7,536 people have died so far this year in murders, incidents in which a weapon of this type has been used in self-defense and in unintended events.

In recent months, the US has been the scene of several shootings that have forced the president, Joe Biden, to adopt measures to stop this type of violence, although they have not ceased to be patches, and to ask Congress to tighten controls of firearms.

The last event that had a great media impact was in mid-April in Indianapolis (Indiana) when a young man opened fire indiscriminately in a warehouse of the postal services company FedEx, where he killed eight people and injured five, before to take his own life from a shot.

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