Gun violence: The victims were killed in various places, including a shop and two houses, in Arkabutla, a community of fewer than 300 inhabitants.
Aman, with three weapons, killed his ex-wife and five others in a series of shootings in a small rural town in the US state of Mississippi. The victims were killed in various places, including a shop and two houses, in Arkabutla, a community of fewer than 300 inhabitants.
Police charged a local man with first-degree murder and held him in custody at the county jail yesterday evening. The suspect is currently believed to have acted alone.
Gun violence is “like an epidemic in the United States.” This was stated by the American president, Joe Biden, who asked for an end to the episodes of violence in the country, condemning the shooting in Mississippi.
“It’s been 48 days since the beginning of the year, and our nation has already experienced at least 73 mass shootings,” he said. “Thoughts and prayers are not enough,” he added, stressing that Congress must act immediately.
“Jill and I mourn the six who died in today’s violence in Tate County, Mississippi, as we mourned too many other Americans,” he said. Biden recognized the need to enforce “common sense” reforms on firearms legislation in the United States.
Among the various reforms called for, the president mentioned the requirement for background checks on all arms sales and the ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Reasonable steps, Biden said, that “Congress could take right now and save lives.”