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2019 saw a record 417 mass shootings, says research group Gun Violence Archive.
The latest mass shooting ramps up the number of people killed in gun violence in the US to nearly 40,000 in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
'In less than 18 years, we have already seen more deaths related to school shootings than in the whole 20th century,' says lead author Antonis Katsiyannis of Clemson University
3rd UPDATE There is no immediate indication of a motive for the assault in a country where gun violence is widespread due to the ready availability of firearms
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Police don t have any firm suspects says police Superintendent Charles Moffatt We don t have enough at this time to make any arrests
According to a paper in The Lancet medical journal conducting a background check on every single gun buyer could more than halve the national gun death rate in the US from 10 35 to 4 46 per 100 000 people
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Obama says: My New Year s resolution is to move forward on our unfinished business as much as I can That s especially true for our epidemic of gun violence
UPDATED We are the only developed country on earth where this happens and it happens now once a week says US President barack Obama after the latest US shooting incident