US gun violence: Two dead, five injured in latest shooting outside restaurant in Tennessee

MEMPHIS (Tennessee, US), March 31 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Two men were killed and five other people were wounded in a shooting outside a restaurant in Memphis, Tennessee, police said.

Police said two people were arrested Thursday after the shooting that authorities said began with an altercation inside Privé restaurant and nightclub.

Preliminary information provided by police showed one man was found dead at the location of Wednesday night’s shooting and another man died at a hospital.

Four men and one woman, ages 25 to 35, were wounded and went to hospitals in private vehicles, police said.

One of those arrested was charged with murder, and the other was charged with attempted murder, police told media outlets. The suspects were not immediately identified.

Earlier this week, a heavily-armed shooter attacked a private elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee, killing six people, including three nine-year-old students, before being fatally shot by police.

There have been 131 mass shootings in the United States so far this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive, which defines a mass shooting as one in which at least four people are shot, excluding the shooter.

Meanwhile, more than 10,200 people have lost their lives to gun violence in the past three months, the website’s data showed. — NNN-AGENCIES


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