Mississippi shooting – level 2

24-02-2023 15:00

On Friday, a man with three guns killed six people in the small town of Akabutla, United States.

The man killed his ex-wife and five other people in three different places. One of the places was a petrol station, where a young man wanted to stop the man, but then he decided to wait for the police. Officers arrested a 52-year-old man whose motive was not clear. The sheriff said that fewer than 300 people lived in the town, and there was not much violence for more than 20 years.

The incident was the 73rd mass shooting since the year started. US President Joe Biden said that he and his wife were very sad. Once again, he urged lawmakers to change gun laws in the United States.

Difficult words: motive (why someone does something), violence (when someone does something to hurt other people), urge (to push someone to do something what you find important).

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