Aug 12, 2018 07:30 Asia/Tehran
  • Five Americans shot in Thornton shooting, One dead

Shooting overnight in Colorado Boulevard in Thornton resulted in one dead, and 4 injured.

IranPress/America: According to Thornton Police Department spokesman Jesus Mendez, large disturbance inside a Thornton sports bar in Colorado Boulevard at around 01:30 a.m. local time on Saturday left one woman dead and four other people injured overnight.

Three other victims were getting treatment at hospitals.

US police officers said a person of interest has been identified and is currently being questioned by investigators.

Last month, Philadelphia police said that two armed men fired along North 4th Street overnight killing a 14-year-old boy, wounding three other teens, and injuring a man, police say. 

Also on Jun. 29 five people were killed after a gunman opened fire in the newsroom of a Maryland newspaper.


The chart above does not account for a person's specific behaviors, age, sex, location, or other factors that could shift the results; it's an average of the entire US population. But it clearly shows that gun violence in the US is a leading cause of death, which is how the CDC describes firearm homicides in its National Vital Statistics Reports.

BUSINESS INSIDER reported, Americans are more likely to die from gun violence than many leading causes of death combined, with some 13,000 people in the US killed in firearm assaults each year, which translates to a roughly 1-in-315 lifetime chance of death from gun violence.

That's about 56% more likely than the lifetime risk of dying while riding inside a car, truck, or van. It's also more than 11 times as high as dying from any force of nature, such as a hurricane, tornado, earthquake, flood, or lightning strike.

These measures also suggest Americans are more likely to die from gun violence than the combined risks of drowning, fire and smoke, stabbing, choking on food, airplane crashes, animal attacks, and natural disasters.

In 2015, some 333 mass shootings left 367 people dead and 1,328 injured. The statistics rose in 2016 to 383 mass shootings, 456 deaths, and 1,537 injuries. In 2017, there were 346 mass shootings that led to 437 deaths and 1,802 injuries.

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