INFOGRAPHIC: US shootings in 2017

INFOGRAPHIC: US shootings in 2017

The fatal attack on civilians at a Texas church is the second mass shooting in the United States in the last 35 days. 

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The victims, who ranged from five-years-old to 72, were gunned down at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs - a rural community of some 400 people - 50 kilometers southeast of San Antonio.

Reacting to the attack, President Donald Trump says the nation was living through "dark times" but guns were not to blame for Sunday's carnage - which came just five weeks after the worst mass shooting in modern US history.

Leading calls for gun control - Democrat, Senator Chris Murphy took to Twitter saying," None of this is inevitable... It is uniquely and tragically American. Prayers are important but insufficient. Enough is enough."

Last month, a gunman in Las Vegas fired down from a hotel room on to an outdoor concert, killing 59 people and wounding hundreds.

See details on mass shootings in 2017 in the US below. 

INFOGRAPHIC: US shootings in 2017
Portia Cele

Additional statistics sourced from Government Violence Archive.

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