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Two of the 255 mass shootings in 2019 took place in Wisconsin

Posted at 8:17 AM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 15:22:48-04

Editor's note: A previous version of this story reported that six people were killed in Chippewa Falls. We regret the error.

Tragic shootings took the lives of over 30 people over the weekend in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas. These shootings are now on the list of over 250 shootings that have occurred in the United States in 2019.

Of the reported 255 mass shootings in 2019, two were in Wisconsin, according to Gun Violence Archive.

The most recent Wisconsin mass shooting took place in Lake Hallie and Lafayette, near Chippewa Falls, on July 28. Five people were killed in two different locations in this shooting including the gunman who reportedly shot himself.

The second mass shooting was in Milwaukee just a month earlier on June 26. There were no fatalities in this incident, but four people were injured.

Gun Violence Archive defines a mass shooting as a shooting in which four or more people were injured or killed in one location, excluding the subject/suspect/perpetrator.