A shooting left four dead in Louisiana during the US Independence Day

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A shooting left at least four dead and seven wounded on Tuesday night in the town of Shreveport (Louisiana), during a celebration for the Independence Day of the United States.

Media such as CNN reported on Wednesday the event, which is being investigated by the authorities. Although three fatalities were initially counted, authorities found a fourth body in the area this morning, according to The New York Times, citing police sources.

So far no arrests have been made.

The event adds to the shootings that took place in the hours prior to the celebration of Independence Day in different cities of the country, as Fort Worth (Texas) and Philadelphia (Pennsylvania).

Eight people were killed and 10 wounded in total throughout Monday in mass shootings, which the Gun Violence Archive organization defines as those in which more than four people plus the shooter are killed or injured.

According to the group, which is in charge of maintaining a record of incidents with firearms in the country, so far in 2023 there have been 346 mass shootings.

In an Independence Day statement on Tuesday, US President Joe Biden called for laws banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, among other things.

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