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People attend a vigil for victims of the Las Vegas shooting. [Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images]

More Than 800 People Have Been Shot in America Since the Las Vegas Massacre

At least 809 people were shot in the seven days after the massacre on the Las Vegas Strip, 247 of them fatally, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive. They were struck by bullets fired during domestic incidents, drive-by shootings, and accidental shootings.

The national gun violence tally for October 2 through October 9 includes at least 22 victims wounded or killed in multiple-casualty incidents, defined by the Archive as shootings with four or more victims. In one incident, four people were wounded at a vigil for a shooting victim in Miami. In another, five people were wounded in a drive-by shooting outside a club in Houston. On October 5, Crysta Proctor and three of her friends were fatally shot by her estranged husband in Casa Grande, Arizona. Proctor had been granted a protective order against her attacker three weeks earlier.

At least 28 other people were also killed in domestic shootings over the week-long period. In Nokomis, Florida, Anthony Isgrig fatally shot his wife, Susan Rutigliano-Garcia, and her 18-year-old son before committing suicide. Five hours north, in Bascom, Florida, a woman fatally shot her two young sons and then herself. In Culloden, West Virginia, a 39-year-old mother fatally shot her 5-year-old daughter and wounded her 7-year-old son before killing herself.

At least 25 people were accidentally shot in the week after Las Vegas, 13 of them fatally. Among the dead is Judah Todman, 5, who killed himself with a gun he found in his father’s car in Orlando. That same day, 14-year-old Azeneth Pina was fatally shot by a friend playing with a gun in a car full of teenagers in Dallas. A 2-year-old girl was killed by bullets fired from her father’s gun as he tried to unload it at their Helena, Arkansas, home. The next day, in Nashville, 18-year-old Donquarious Barber was killed when his semiautomatic pistol fell to the floor and discharged as he bent over to put down a bowl of cereal.

And in Las Vegas, three people have been shot since the attack: A man was wounded during a home invasion robbery and another man was critically wounded by his sister during an argument.

One woman was killed following an argument at a friend’s house, bringing the number of gun deaths this year in Las Vegas to 169.