US: A number of people were killed or wounded in two separate shootings in the US on Thursday as President Joe Biden appealed to Congress to take action against gun violence.
“Enough, enough,” Biden said in an impassioned address to the nation, after mass shootings he said had turned schools, supermarkets and other everyday places into “killing fields.”
At almost the same time that Biden was speaking, a shooting was going on outside a church in Ames in the state of Iowa. Police later said three people, including the shooter died.
The shooting happened outside the Cornerstone Church, a megachurch on the outskirts of Ames, according to the Story County Sheriff’s Office. The church is near Interstate 35, about 30 miles (48.28 kilometers) north of Des Moines.
Hours earlier, US police reported that two people were shot at Graceland Cemetery in Racine, Wisconsin state.
Meanwhile, The man who opened fire at a Tulsa medical office had purchased an AR-style rifle hours before fatally shooting four people, authorities said Thursday. Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin says the gunman had recently undergone back surgery and had called a clinic repeatedly complaining of pain.
Franklin says the doctor who performed the surgery, Dr. Preston Phillips, was among those killed Wednesday.
– INDIA TODAY