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Floridians see 1 mass shooting every 2 weeks, according to gun violence data

Posted at 3:41 PM, Nov 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-07 10:02:05-05

While many were shocked to hear of the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas – just weeks after the mass shooting in Las Vegas and a recent terror attack on New York City streets – Contact 5 learned that mass shooting in the United States are more common than you might think. 

The attack against church parishioners in Sutherland Springs marks 307 mass shootings in the United States this year, according to data compiled by That same data shows over the last three years, there is at least one mass shooting a day in our country on average.

Contact 5 also found more than half of mass shootings in the U.S. happen on Saturdays and Sundays.

In Florida, since 2015, there have been 77 mass shootings in the state. That is an average of one mass shooting every two weeks.

Officials define a mass shooting as an incident where four or more people are injured. We want to know what you think about that. Take our Twitter poll here and help start a conversation about gun violence in our country.