Thursday’s church shooting in Alabama is just the latest in a recent high-profile shooting in May and June, beginning with a racist attack that killed 10 black people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. Some of the more notable episodes of gun violence in recent weeks:
HILLS OF VESTAVIA, ALABAMA
At least two people have died and another has been hospitalized after a shooting Thursday night at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in a suburb of Birmingham. Police say a suspect is in custody.
Police shot and killed a man who fired shots Monday at a Dallas-area gymnasium where at least 150 children were attending day camp.
Three people died and 14 people were injured in a June 5 shooting outside a restaurant. Three people were arrested.
Three people died and 11 others were injured June 4 in a busy Philadelphia neighborhood in a melee that started with a scuffle and was followed by random gunfire. Two men are in custody in two of the deaths; other people were also arrested in connection with the melee.
An inmate being treated at a hospital shot and killed a security guard on June 1, pointed the gun at others and killed himself in a parking lot.
A gunman killed his surgeon and three others in a medical office on June 1. The shooter committed suicide when police arrived.
An 18-year-old gunman killed 19 children and two adults at Robb Elementary School on May 24 in the deadliest shooting in nearly a decade. More than 15 other people were injured. The police killed the assailant.
A shooting killed two people and injured seven others on May 19 a few blocks from the Magnificent Mile shopping district. Two men have been charged.
LAGUNA WOODS, CALIFORNIA
One person was killed and five others injured on May 15 after a man opened fire on Taiwanese parishioners in southern California. Authorities said the shooter was motivated by hatred of Taiwan. He was charged with murder and other counts.
BUFFALO, NEW YORK
A white gunman opened fire on May 14 at a supermarket in a predominantly black neighborhood, killing 10 people and injuring others. He has been charged with federal hate crimes that could carry the death penalty if convicted.