The US authorities say five people have died in a shooting in northern South Carolina.

Iran PressAmerica: Every year, thousands of people lose their lives or get wounded by gunshot attacks. Based on official statistics, there are around 270 to 300 million guns in the US, which is almost one gun for every American. 

In 2020 alone, 19,384 people were killed in gun homicides, showing a 35 percent increase from the previous year and the record's largest one-year increase in gun homicides.

Five people died Sunday night in a shooting at a home in northern South Carolina, authorities said,

Spartanburg County deputies and emergency workers found them suffering from gunshot wounds at a house in Inman, Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said in a statement.

Four people died at the scene and a fifth died in surgery at the hospital, authorities said.

All five people killed appeared to be adults, weren't related to each other and were found in different parts of the home, the coroner said.

Spartanburg County deputies said they won’t release any additional information on the shooting until the coroner has identified the people killed and notified their families. 219

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