Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
In the United States, 41 mass murders were committed this year, according to a count by, among others, the press agency AP. That is the highest number since the first investigations into this began in the 1970s. The previous record, 38, dates from 2006.
The counting by AP, the USA Today newspaper and Northeast University looked at murders with at least four deaths, excluding the perpetrator.
The massacres killed 211 people in total this year. Only in 2017 was that higher, with 224 victims. That peak was mainly caused by the attack on a country festival in Las Vegas, where a shooter shot 58 visitors from his hotel room. …
A gunman and two other people were killed during services at a church in White Settlement, Texas on Sunday. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, two of the deceased were church-goers: Anton Wallace, 64, from Fort Worth, and Richard White, 67, from River Oaks. The shooter, identified as Keith Thomas Kinnunen, was killed: here. According to Associated Press, Kinnunen was prone to religious fanaticism and “says he’s battling a demon”. He may have bought the massacre gun legally.