Tragic incident at Memphis block party leaves two dead and six injured


Tragically, a shooting at a block party in the US city of Memphis on Saturday resulted in the loss of two lives and left six others injured, according to local police.
The Memphis Police Department reported on social media platform X that two individuals were discovered deceased at the scene, while one of the six injured individuals is currently in critical condition at a local hospital.
The shooting took place at an unauthorized block party attended by approximately 200 to 300 individuals near Orange Mound Park in Tennessee, as reported by the department on X.
Gun violence is prevalent in the United States, a nation with a higher number of firearms than its population. Efforts to restrict gun rights consistently face strong political opposition.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, a nongovernmental organization that defines a mass shooting as four or more people wounded or killed, the United States has documented 120 mass shootings this year.

There were a total of 656 such shootings that occurred last year.