There may be no “quick fix” for mass shootings in the U.S. But researchers have identified evidence-based approaches that can reduce their frequency, minimize casualties—and even in some cases prevent them from happening, according to a policy brief from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.
In the two weeks since the three Atlanta-area spa shootings claimed the lives of eight people, 20 other mass shootings have taken place across the country, with four people, including a child, killed Wednesday evening and a fifth person injured in a mass shooting at an office complex in Orange, California.
Mario González, the husband of Delaina Ashley Yaun, one of the eight victims of the Atlanta spa attacks, does not know why he was held for so long or treated so poorly, but he thinks it might be because he’s Mexican.
A member of a church that forbids sex before marriage, the suspect visited massage parlors for sex as he pursued a fixation of guilt and lust that may have fueled his rampage. A heated debate has already begun over whether Georgia should invoke hate-crime legislation against Long for his crimes.
Authorities said that they have determined the attack was “targeted” and that there may have been more than one shooter. The shooting came just days after officials unveiled a “crime reduction plan” to combat a rise in violence, which they attributed to drugs and poverty.
Investigators are trying to determine a motive for the attacks, which began Saturday afternoon as a 30-year-old University of Chicago student was shot in the head while sitting in his car in a parking garage.