A man shot and killed two women in a church parking lot in Iowa on Thursday and then turned the gun on himself, police said, adding three more deaths to the death toll in a series of recent shootings that have rocked To united states. This same day, more than 400 kilometers away, other shots were fired that left at least two injured in a Wisconsin cemetery, during the burial of a man killed by the police, authorities and a local channel reported.
The Iowa shooting took place shortly after President Joe Biden delivered a major speech on gun violence following mass shootings in recent weeks that killed 10 black residents in upstate New York, in buffalo; 19 children and two teachers in Texas, in Uvalde; and two doctors, a receptionist and a patient in Oklahoma, in Tulsa.
The Iowa shooting took place outside Cornerstone Church, a fundamentalist Christian church east of the city of Ames, while a religious program was taking place inside, said Nicholas Lennie, chief of the Iowa County Sheriff’s Office. Story.
When sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene, they found all three dead, Lennie said, adding that he could not provide identities or reveal their relationship.
“This appears to be an isolated, single shooter incident,” Lennie said.
In Racine, Wisconsin, multiple shots were fired into a crowd of mourners attending a graveside funeral that afternoon Thursday, injuring at least two people, Racine Police Sgt. Kristi told reporters. Wilcox. Other sources have put the number of injured at five but it is still being investigated.
One of the victims was treated at a local hospital and released, the other was airlifted to a Milwaukee hospital, apparently with more serious injuries, Wilcox said. No suspect has been arrested.
“At 2:26 p.m. multiple shots were fired at Graceland Cemetery. There are casualties, but it is unknown how many at this time. The scene is still active and being investigated,” the Racine Police Department said on Twitter.
Local media reported that five people were injured at the funeral of Da’Shontay L. King, a man killed by police in late May, AFP reports.
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