Dozens injured in shooting at teenage birthday party in US

DAt least 20 people were injured when he opened fire at a teenager’s birthday party in a small town in Alabama, South America, on Saturday night, local media reported, citing law enforcement.

The shooting happened around 10:30pm (local time) at a building in the center of Dadeville. According to local channel WRBL, a teenager — gender unspecified — celebrated her sixteenth birthday.

Authorities have not said if a suspect is in custody.

A motive remains to be determined, but investigators believe an argument led to the tragedy.

That same evening, at least two people died and four others were injured in other scenes at a park in Louisville, Kentucky (east central), according to media reports. It was in this city that on Monday a youth opened fire at the bank where he worked, killing five people.

America is paying a very high price for the proliferation of guns in its territory and easy access to them by Americans.

The country has more personal firearms than residents: one in three adults owns at least one gun and nearly one in two adults lives in a household with a gun.

The result of this proliferation is that the United States has one of the highest rates of gun deaths compared to other developed countries.

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