There Were 13 Mass Shootings In The U.S. This Weekend (VIDEO)

At least 17 people have been killed and dozens injured in 13 mass shootings in the United States since Friday.

In Philadelphia, a crowded street turned into a terror scene.

Police say several gunmen fired into a crowd Saturday night, killing three and wounding 12.

“While many of us were enjoying a beautiful day in the city, a horrifying and unthinkable act happened at a very popular local and tourist hub,” said Danielle Outlaw, Philadelphia Police Commissioner.

According to police, the shooting happened after a fight between at least two men. No arrests were made.

Just hours later, another mass shooting occurred in Chattanooga, Tennessee — this time near a downtown nightclub. Authorities there say gunfire and a fleeing car killed three and injured 14.

Since Friday, there have been at least 13 mass shootings in cities across the United States, killing at least 17 people and injuring dozens, according to the Gun Violence Archive research group, which tracks the numbers. They describe mass shootings as the shooting of four or more people, excluding the shooter.

In Arizona, there have been two back-to-back slaughters in the Phoenix metro areas.

The first happened outside a lounge bar early Saturday, killing two and wounding two. Then, 24 hours later, an altercation at a party at a mall turned into a killing spree that left a 14-year-old girl dead and eight others injured.

The mass shootings didn’t stop there. Other children were injured at graduation ceremonies in South Carolina and Virginia.

“We had two fights between women … and shortly after that the shots came,” said Major Brad Badgerow of the Chesterfield County Police Department.

Gun violence in the US usually spikes as summer approaches, but following massacres in Uvalde, Texas, Buffalo, New York and Tulsa, Oklahoma, city leaders across the country say federal action is now needed.

“It’s going to be a long summer and we need to get ahead of it and put an end to it,” said Tim Kelly, Mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The 13 weekend incidents mentioned here qualify as mass shootings — when at least four people are shot dead in a single event. But if you count all incidents in which one or more people were injured, the Gun Violence Archive tracked nearly 300 shootings nationwide in just one weekend.

Thirty-three people were shot and six killed in Chicago, but because it’s so common it didn’t make the headlines there.

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