Violent July Fourth results in dozens shot, several killed | Fox News

Americans made up for missed July Fourth celebrations in 2020 by going all out this year – and the holiday weekend also saw a spike in shootings and assaults across the country over last year.

Major cities were already braced for gun violence as shootings had been on the rise over the past few weeks, but nearly 100 people were shot across the country during the holiday weekend.

New York City alone saw 26 people shot from Friday through Sunday, with two of them resulting in deaths.

Five people were shot in the Bronx Saturday at around 9 p.m., and 10 more people were shot Sunday, the New York Daily News reported.

A large brawl between as many as 50 adolescents in Atlanta resulted at least one death. Police sought footage of the fight to find leads on the cause of the fight and the death. A 14-year-old boy died, and police arrested a 17-year-old in possession of two guns, Fox 5 Atlanta reported.

A shooting in Fort Worth, Texas, left eight people wounded shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sunday when someone fired multiple shots near a car wash, with some of the victims returning fire. Police said that the victims were taken to hospitals and are in stable condition. No suspects are in custody.

Two people died and three others were wounded in a shooting in downtown Cincinnati when a suspect opened fire during a fireworks display. The identities of the victims was not made public, and police released no information about the suspect.

Police were not exempt from the violence, either: Two Chicago officers were shot and wounded around 1:45 a.m. Monday. One officer was struck in the foot while the other was struck in the thigh. The officers went to hospital as a precaution, as their injuries were not life-threatening.

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