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An ATF K9 unit surveys the area near the scene of a shooting in Austin, Texas, on Saturday. Photo: Sergio Flores/Getty Images

Mass shootings in three states overnight has taken the total number of such events for this year to 267, the Gun Violence Archive announced Saturday.

Driving the news: The nonprofit research group has since Friday recorded seven incidents of gun violence across the U.S. that meet its definition of a mass shooting — when four or more people have been shot.

  • The group recorded mass shootings on Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio, (three deaths and four injuries); Austin, Texas (13 injuries, including two critical); Chicago, Illinois (one killed nine injured).
  • On Friday, mass shootings were recorded in Savannah, Georgia (one death, seven injuries); Winston Salem, North Carolina (one killed, three injured); Dallas, Texas (five wounded) and; Seattle, Washington (two deaths, two injuries).

What they're saying: James Alan Fox, a criminologist and professor at Northeastern University, told AP there had been a "worrisome ... blend of people beginning to get out and about in public" as pandemic restrictions lift.

  • "We have lots of divisiveness," he said. "And we have more guns and warm weather. It's a potentially deadly mix."

The big picture: The Gun Violence Archive's announcement comes five years on from the Pulse Nightclub shooting in which 49 people were killed and 53 others were wounded.

Go deeper: Biden calls Pulse Nightclub "hallowed ground" on mass shooting anniversary

Go deeper

Biden calls Pulse Nightclub "hallowed ground" on mass shooting anniversary

People in 2018 visiting a memorial for the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

"Pulse Nightclub is hallowed ground," President Biden said on Saturday, the five-year anniversary of one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern American history that killed 49 people and wounded 53 more.

Driving the news: The Senate on Wednesday passed legislation that will officially designate the nightclub a national memorial.

Updated Jun 14, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Victim dies after downtown Austin mass shooting

Police barricades near the scene of a shooting in Austin, Texas, on Saturday. Photo: Sergio Flores/Getty Images

A 25-year-old man died Sunday of injuries sustained in a mass shooting that wounded 13 other people in downtown Austin, Texas, the previous day, police confirmed.

The latest: Austin police named the victim as Douglas John Kantor, as they continued to search for one of two suspects. One suspect was taken into custody on Saturday following the shooting on 6th Street, a popular area with bars and restaurants.

Ben Geman, author of Generate
1 hour ago - Energy & Environment

Key clean power provision likely won't survive in Dems' spending bill

A construction worker walks along a dirt road at the Avangrid Renewables La Joya wind farm in Encino, New Mexico, on Aug. 5, 2020. Photo: Cate Dingley/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A pillar of Democrats' plans to speed deployment of zero-carbon electricity is likely to be cut from major spending and tax legislation they are struggling to move on a party-line vote, per multiple reports and a Capitol Hill aide.

Driving the news: The New York Times, citing anonymous congressional aides and lobbyists, reports that West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D) has told the White House he "strongly opposes" the Clean Electricity Performance Program.