By Chiann Nobrega SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Local residents react to the two mass shootings that happened within 24 hours of each other in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. The shootings left 31 dead and dozens injured with death tolls continuing to rise.
These shootings have shaken many people, including Syracuse residents who realize a tragedy like this can happen anywhere. Laiqa Hitt believes mass shootings are a disaster that has struck our country.
“I don’t think it’s right that people are attacking innocent people in certain areas where people are… it’s their home.”
Hind Bend, a worker at the school of engineering at Syracuse University, is shocked and confused.
“It’s really unfortunate. I’m not really sure why these shootings are happening but it seems like we are getting more and more shootings every year and I think something really needs to be done about this.”
According to ABC News, the total number of victims in mass shootings in 2019 is 102. They also report that there is an average of one shooting every 12 days in this year alone. Teresa Mule, a Melbourne, Florida native, says our country has become numb to mass shootings because they happen so often.
“Just even leaving your house now is unsafe.”