Shooting in the southern part of the city of Chicago in the US state of Illinois left 10 dead and wounded.

Iran PressAmerica: One woman was killed and nine others were injured in the shooting, which took place Saturday morning local time.

Police are searching for two suspects in connection with the shooting, according to Chicago police.

Also today (Saturday) at least 12 people were injured in a shooting by an unidentified person in Austin, Texas.

Thousands are killed or injured each year in shootings across the United States.

According to official reports, there are approximately 270 to 300 million firearms in the United States; this means that there is almost one rifle per person in this country.

Free arms shipments in the United States on a daily basis lead to shooting-related violence across the country, many of which are deadly, but the arms lobby in the United States is so powerful that Congress has so far refused to take any action to curb arms shipments.

Although the United States accounts for about five percent of the world's population, it accounts for nearly 31 percent of those who commit armed genocide. 219