November 2, 2017 -- A Texas gun owner practices at a shooting range in Dickinson, Texas, the United States, on Oct. 25, 2017. The growing number of mass shootings in the United States has become a big concern for citizens, elected officials, law-enforcement officers and victims' rights advocates alike. A national debate has emerged pitting gun rights advocates against public health officials and citizens who want more regulations for gun purchases. (Xinhua/Robert Stanton)
November 2, 2017 -- Hardly a day goes by without hearing about the latest shootings that run the gamut of gang violence, to domestic assaults, and robberies.
Two people were shot near a college in the Manhattan borough of New York City on Wednesday. The shooting came a day after a Uzbek immigrant plowed a pickup truck down a busy bike path in Lower Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring 11 others in what officials called the deadliest terror attack on New York City since Sept. 11, 2001.
A young Chinese student was killed in a carjacking incident near the University of Utah's campus in the western U.S. state of Utah, while the suspect has not been located 14 hours after the fatal shooting.
Alarmingly, there also more mass shootings of unarmed citizens.
On Oct. 1, a gunman opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 music concert-goers from his 32nd-floor hotel suite at the Mandalay Bay casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and injured hundreds more before shooting himself before police arrived. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Already, several lawsuits have been filed by survivors against the event organizers, the weapons manufacturers, the suspect's estate, and the hotel where the gunman stayed.
On Sept. 10, eight people died in a hail of gunfire that rang out at a football watch party at a home in Plano, Texas, about 35 km northeast of Dallas. The suspect later was killed by police.