By Dennis Romero
July 17, 2021
Multiple people were killed and dozens more were injured in separate shootings across the United States Friday night and early Saturday, just days after President Joe Biden met with a group of law enforcement officials, community groups and state and local leaders to address a nationwide surge in violent crime.
The incidents in Houston, Philadelphia, Portland, Oregon, Sacramento, California, and Washington, D.C., come amid a yearlong rise in nationwide gun violence and record firearm sales.
Authorities investigating three of the attacks indicated multiple weapons or shooters were involved.