Shootings have once again taken the lives of several people around the United States this weekend.
At least 15 people are dead, and 13 others have been injured from the violence.
Last year alone, there were a total of 44,320 deaths caused by gun violence in the country, per the Gun Violence Archive.
According to the archive’s current calculations, about 7,397 deaths have been recorded in 2023 as of Sunday.
These statistics have likely contributed to the strong advocacy of some groups for the government to tighten gun control laws.
Despite continued controversy and debate, multiple states have suffered losses after the first week in March.
According to reports, two brothers were reportedly shot dead in Slidell, Louisiana on Saturday, per Nola.
It was the city’s first homicide of the year, according to officials, as the brothers’ alleged killer was arrested soon after in Jefferson Parish.
The brothers were Miguel Doucette, 47, and Kerry Doucette, 36, as identified by the coroner’s office.
The alleged killer has been identified as Mario Scott, 41, and he faces two counts of first-degree murder and one count of being a felon with a gun, according to the Slidell Police Department.
Officers discovered the Doucette brothers at 11.00am near the 3100 block of Terrace Avenue.
One brother reportedly died at the scene, while the other later passed at a local hospital.
As for the reasoning behind the shooting, officials said that “the preliminary investigation indicates that the two victims … confronted Scott about an earlier confrontation with their father.”
“Scott opened fire on the two brothers and shot them to death.”
On Saturday in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a woman, 18, was shot and killed while a boy, 13, was injured, per the Star Tribune.
The shooting reportedly occurred at around 6.00am, and law enforcement responded to the 3600 block of Dupont Avenue North.
Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O’Hara said that the pair’s mother, 39, was arrested at the scene and that the shooting was the result of “an altercation or fight.”
The young woman died of her injures at North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale, while the boy was treated for non-critical wounds.
A handgun was recovered at the scene, according to police, and they are investigating whether or not the mother intended to discharge the firearm during the altercation.
The names of the victims have yet to be released, and their mother remains in prison pending possible charges.
A food delivery truck driver from Queens was also reportedly shot to death in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on Saturday evening, per the Hartford Courant.
Police responded after receiving multiple 911 calls to the area of Boston and Palisades avenues at about 7.25pm, according to the Bridgeport Police Department.
Officers then found the victim, 35, “laying on the ground and unresponsive” near 1525 Boston Avenue.
The delivery driver, who reportedly worked for a popular Chinese food restaurant, was shot multiple times.
Law enforcement pronounced the man dead at the scene.
One person was killed, and two others were injured during a shooting in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on Saturday afternoon, per local news outlet WKRG.
According to The Pascagoula Police Department, the incident occurred around 4.30pm at Spruce Street and Lanier Avenue.
Law enforcement was called to the scene, where they discovered one male victim deceased and another injured.
Only minutes later, Pascagoula Police discovered a second injured person at the Regency Woods Apartments nearby.
The investigation remains ongoing.
In Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday, two people were confirmed dead after a shooting, per local news station WCMH.
The events unfolded at around 3.30am in the South Franklinton neighborhood, according to the Columbus Division of Police.
Columbus Police discovered three victims suffering from gunshot wounds in a nearby vehicle.
Two of the three people were transported to Grant Medical Center, where they died from their wounds.
The third is now reportedly “stable” after receiving medical care at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.
Boston, Massachusetts, also suffered a shooting death on Saturday, per the Boston Globe.
In the neighborhood of Roxbury, a man was reportedly shot and killed during the daytime at his home.
Police were dispatched to 109 Weaver Way after 3.30pm after a call, and quickly discovered the victim suffering from gunshot wounds.
According to local law enforcement, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
In Kansas City, Missouri, a man was shot dead at around 10.00pm on Saturday evening, per Fox 4.
Police have reported that a person of interest is currently in custody.
A woman was also shot and killed in Somers Point, New Jersey on Saturday morning at around 7.30am, per NBC 10.
The victim has yet to be identified, and the investigation remains ongoing.
Additionally, a man was shot dead in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood in Illinois on Saturday at around 12.45pm, per Fox 32.
Law enforcement noted that the wound was on the man’s left shoulder, and he perished from his injuries at St. Bernard Hospital.
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Saturday night, a man, 19, was also shot and killed, per CBS News.
Police noted that the man was shot several times in the upper torso near the Tioga area in North Philadelphia.
The 19-year-old was transferred to Temple Hospital and pronounced dead later that evening.
In Sacramento, two people were arrested after a woman was found dead from gunshot wounds, per CBS News.
Traydeon Holmes, 22, and Monique Moore, 41, are reportedly awaiting murder charges.
Life-saving measures were used on the woman, 30, unsuccessfully at the scene, and she was declared dead.
Three teens were also injured during a shooting in Los Angeles, California this weekend, according to a report from the Los Angeles Fire Department.
A male victim, age 18, and two female victims, aged 16 and 15, reportedly “suffered gunshot wounds to one or more extremities” on Saturday.
Reports have also come in that two people are dead, and six others were injured at a house party with more than 100 teenagers in Douglasville, Georgia, per 11 Alive News.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office noted that a confrontation led to the shooting on Saturday evening.
The incident was reported as a “chaotic scene.”