(WASHINGTON POST) Christopher Ingraham — It’s difficult to tell, exactly, which gunman pushed America past a milestone of violence in the early hours of Saturday morning this past weekend. Was it the unknown man who opened fire at a house party in Charlotte, injuring four? Or the home invader in Peoria who shot a 14-year-old student athlete dead and wounded three other teens? Or the gang members who shot and injured five people at a shopping plaza Memphis?
Regardless, some time between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. Eastern time on Saturday morning, somebody pulled the trigger on what would be America’s 1,000th mass shooting incident since January 2013. This figure comes from the crowdsourced Mass Shooting Tracker, maintained by a community of redditors with an aim toward drawing attention toward gun violence. The tracker defines a mass shooting as any single incident in which four or more people are injured by gunfire.