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After a dispute in downtown Orlando, Florida, at least seven shooting victims were taken to the hospital on Sunday. According to Orlando Police Chief Eric D. Smith, a sizable brawl that started earlier that morning at 2 A.M. led to the outbreak of violence. Seven persons were hurt when an unidentified assailant fired shots into the crowd while brandishing a weapon. The seven patients were all brought to a neighboring hospital, where Smith said their conditions were reported as stable. The shooter’s description is not available to authorities. Three hundred eighty-one (381) or more mass shootings have occurred in the US so far this year. At least 1.7 mass shootings occur, on average per day, according to statistics.
Submitted by Layla Davidson