Oakland Tech High School shooting: Gunfire during football game leaves three injured

Three people were hurt in a shooting during an Oakland Technical High School football game on Thursday.

Fresno and Oakland 10-year-olds were playing football, and according to ABC, gunshots was most likely heard coming from the stands. A five-year-old girl and two adults, a man and a woman, were hurt in the shooting.

Coach for the Oakland Dynamites Quintrell Dotson denounced the shooting and talked about how upsetting it was for the kids there.

Oakland Tech High School shooting

Oakland Tech High School shooting

What are the implications of the Oakland shooting?

Another illustration of the high levels of gun violence the country will experience in 2022 is the shooting at Oakland Tech High School. The Gun Violence Archive reports that in the first seven months of the current year, there were around 315 mass shootings across the country.

Nearly 30 of the mass shootings have happened in schools. Activists protesting the simplicity with which Americans can buy guns in a number of US states have expressed outrage over this.

The suspects in the majority of these high-profile shootings, including those in Texas, New York, and Illinois, lawfully purchased firearms despite having prior records of violence, crime, or mental illness.

However, pro-gun rights groups contend that the status of the nation’s mental health sector rather than gun prohibitions is to blame for the issue. Many of them contend that access to firearms not only promotes individual safety but also ensures that people may challenge the government if necessary.

Despite this, the country’s gun laws continue to draw harsh criticism because gun violence there is much more prevalent than in most other developed Western nations. According to Health Data, the US has the eighth-highest rate of fatal gun violence among 64 high-income nations.

Over 22000 individuals have killed in shootings this year, according to The Insider. The 4th of July weekend alone witnessed 220 deaths overall, with another high-profile incident occurring in Parkland, Illinois. An aspiring rapper named Robert Crimo is accused of opening fire on parade attendees, killing 7 people and wounding 48 more.

According to Pew Research, nationwide homicide has increased by 30% since 2019, and it has not significantly decreased even in 2022.

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