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Incidents of gun violence in America so far this year

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  1. A Michigan school district cancelled summer programs and athletic practices Tuesday after authorities said a former student was suspected of running away from home with his grandfather's gun and ammunition. Lake Orion Community Schools resumed activities on Wednesday, but with increased security. The former student, Nathan Greiwe, 16, was home on a weekend pass from a juvenile detention facility, where he had been serving time for stealing another gun in 2015.

  2. A New Mexico man began his killing spree on Thursday by shooting his stepfather, brother, and mother in the small town of La Madera. The suspect, Damian Herrera, 21, then hitched a ride, killed the driver, and drove to a general store where he shot another man to death. Herrera was apprehended by police after crashing into a tree at the end of a high-speed chase.

  3. Eight people were wounded in three shootings in Myrtle Beach, S.C., over the weekend. One of the incidents was streamed on Facebook Live by a tourist and received 1 million views by Sunday afternoon. One shooting ended in a carjacking, and at least two of the incidents were fights that escalated into gunfire along the same stretch of Ocean Boulevard, a main thoroughfare in the beach town.

  4. The Minnesota police officer who shot and killed a black man who had a concealed gun permit was acquitted of manslaughter on Friday. Last July, Officer Jeronimo Yanez pulled over Philando Castile. Yanez opened fire after Castile, following a protocol advised by many gun instructors, announced he had a gun with him. The shooting, which Castile’s girlfriend streamed on Facebook Live, prompted national outrage and protests.

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