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A shooting in Texas as seen many people injured in downtown Austin, Texas. One woman has been reported to be dead as gunman fired into the crowd.The Police have arrived to the scene and clearing the scene of the shooting.


Three people have also been transported to the hospital, and paramedics confirmed that people with gunshot wounds are spread across the area and trying to find them.

The Austin police department has also warned people via Twitter not to go downtown.



Shooting at a house in Mukilteo, near Seattle, in the US state of Washington has seen three people dead and the state of other two unknown. The shot was fired at a teenagers party with youngsters or those at universities in attendance.


According to eyewitnesses, more than 20 shots were fired and a call to 911 emergency services see police men coming to the area. 

According to the police, the gunman is currently in custody.


A lot of resident of Mukilteo has gone to social media to tweet about the shooting, with a user tweeting:

   "Praying for tonight's victims, please stay safe everyone #mukilteoshooting"

Another user who claimed to have information about the shooter said he had shot at his friends because they were "envious of his success"


The latest shooting at Umpqua Community College tragedy will make it the 15th times President Barack Obama will address Americans on mass shootings, telling Americans to politicize the event to effect change. A visibly angry Obama said;

I said each time we see one of these mass shootings, our thoughts and prayers are not enough," he said tensely. "It does not capture the heartache and grief and anger that we should feel. And it does nothing to prevent this carnage from being inflicted someplace else in America — next week, or a couple of months from now."


Obama has also called on reporters to let people know the number of people that lost their lives in gun violence. Thousands of people have died in gun violence more than people that died in 9/11. According to Stanford University Geospatial Center's definition, mass shooting occurs whenever the attacker kills 3 people, while the Federal Bureau of Investigation said four. Terrorist attack has a narrow definition; They must have a political, economic, religious or social goal and aim to intimidate a larger group, whether that be the national population or the government.

The Data from Standford and Maryland shows that since 1995 there have been 376 incidents of terrorism and 117 gun violence attacks. But while terrorism incidents are common and includes wider range, mass shootings have higher body counts.


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