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At least two dead in Whittier, California shooting

Authorities said that they have commenced an investigation into the incident

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Police secure the scene of a mass shooting at a rail yard run by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority in San Jose, California. — Reuters/File
Police secure the scene of a mass shooting at a rail yard run by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority in San Jose, California. — Reuters/File

Police in Whittier, California said that at least two people were fatally shot and one sustained injuries after a shooting erupted an auto body shop Sunday.

According to local authorities,  the incident took place in Lambert Road and Painter Avenue where the bodies of the shot people were found inside a trailer. 

Authorities noted that the shooting came after 1am Sunday and that the wounded one was transported to hospital, terming his condition "critical".

Police did not reveal any further information about the suspect. The motive behind the shooting still remains unclear.

Authorities said that they have commenced an investigation into the incident.

In a separate incident, Chicago police said that at least five people were injured when a shooting took place during an argument in the 3500 block of West 30th Street in Little Village at 3:38am.

Chicago police noted that an armed suspect pulled out a gun and shot people before driving off a van.

Three women were also shot, authorities said. The wounded were transported to a hospital where one female was in critical.

There have been no arrests in both incidents.

These shootings come weeks after the Perry High School shooting that occurred on January 4 killing two people.

The mass shooting incidents raised concerns about gun violence which is a prevalent issue in the US. According to the data, firearms outnumber the population in the US, and attempts to address their spread face substantial political resistance.

The United States has already witnessed three mass shootings in the early days of the year, according to the Gun Violence Archive, an NGO defining a mass shooting as an incident resulting in four or more people wounded or killed.

School shootings, in particular, serve as poignant reminders of the political deadlock surrounding gun control. In a tragic incident in Uvalde, Texas in May 2022, a man took the lives of 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school.