The dramatic shootings came one after another this weekend, as steady and cruel as a spring downpour. People were killed outside high school dances, before morning services, amid the good times of a cookout, within earshot of a political candidate. But the bigger story, as always, lay beneath the headline-making details.
According to data from the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), at least 324 people were shot in America between April 22 and April 24. Of those victims, 107 people were killed, and the other 217 injured. What’s most remarkable about that carnage is how ordinary it is. The GVA archives, which date back to January 2014, show from Friday through Sunday, the typical weekend in the U.S. results in more than 300 people shot.
Here, a look at some of the cherished places and putatively safe spaces where victims were hit by bullets this weekend.