During the Fourth of July, over 150 people were killed by gun violence across the country in more than 400 shootings as major cities nationwide confront a surge in violent crime.
In data, includes the number of shooting incidents and gun violence victims over a 72 hour period nationally from Friday to Sunday, and is still evolving.
From Friday to Sunday, in New York, there were 26 victims of 21 shootings. The New York Police Department said that last year there were 30 people shot in 25 shootings.
The city on July 4, experienced 12 shootings that involved over 13 victims which according to the NYPD was an increase from last year when there were only eight shootings and eight victims.
In New York, gun violence this year has spiked over 40 percent over the same period in 2020, with 767 shootings and 885 victims.
The Police Superintendent, David Brown, had raised concerns as a 5 years old girl was wounded on Sunday afternoon and another 6-year-old girl was shot on early Monday.
Among the 14 people killed, one was a member of the Illinois Army National Guard, and he was identified on Social media by his family and friends as Chrys Carvajal through the cook county medical has not officially released his name.
Also, two Chicago police officers were injured during an overnight shooting, both the officers would survive.