There were at least three instances of gun violence on June 14
While the news cycle remains dominated by the Virginia baseball field shooting that targeted GOP congresspeople, two other major gun violence incidents make June 14 one of the more violent days in recent history.
A few hours after James Hodgkinson opened fire on Republican congresspeople and their staffs in Alexandria, Virginia, a gunman in San Francisco shot and killed three people and himself while wounding two others at a UPS factory.
Three hours later, gunfire erupted at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, injuring one.
The Alexandria shooting resulted in a fierce partisan gun control debate between Democrats and Republicans as lawmakers and pundits took to Twitter to express their concerns. The debate ended up playing out in real time as two more shootings occurred.
The shootings also took place two days after the year anniversary of the Orlando Pulse shooting that claimed 49 lives at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida last summer.
According to the Gun Violence Archive, there Alexandria baseball field shooting marked the 154th mass shooting this year, and the UPS factory shooting brings that number to 155.