Shreveport Mass Shooting is 11th in U.S. This Past Week

The shooting in Shreveport, Louisiana became the 11th mass shooting the U.S. has experienced in the past week, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

Five people were injured when a gunman opened fire in traffic, an attack that constituted one of several shootings on Sunday alone. A shooting at a bar in Kenosha, Wisconsin left three people dead and two injured.

As there is not a consensus on the definition of a mass shooting, the Gun Violence Archive—which classifies any shooting that wounds or kills at least 4 people as a mass shooting—did not count Sunday's shooting in Austin, Texas, during which a former deputy sheriff killed three people.

Louisiana experienced its second mass shooting of the week, after an attack on Saturday left six injured at a child's birthday party in LaPlace. That same day, a shooting in Columbus, Ohio left one person dead and five wounded.

The week's deadliest shooting took place on Thursday, when a gunman opened fire at an Indianapolis FedEx Ground location. Brandon Scott Hole killed eight people, then later died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Thursday saw the most mass shootings this past week, with a total of four attacks. Aside from the FedEx tragedy, three other shootings took place in Washington, D.C., Florida's Pensacola and Chicago—none of which were deadly.

A separate shooting in Chicago left one person dead and three injured on Monday.

There has been a mass shooting every day in the past week except for Wednesday. At least 14 people were killed in total.

On Friday, President Joe Biden issued a statement condemning the "epidemic" of gun violence following the Indiana FedEx shooting.

"Last week, I called on the Justice Department to better protect Americans from gun violence," he said. "I also urged Congress to hear the call of the American people - including the vast majority of gun owners—to enact common-sense gun violence prevention legislation, like universal background checks and a ban of weapons of war and high capacity magazines."

The statement continued: "Too many Americans are dying every single day from gun violence. It stains our character and pierces the very soul of our nation. We can, and must, do more to act and to save lives."

Mourners attend Indianapolis FedEx shooting vigil
Family members of Karli Smith, who was killed during the mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility, attend a vigil in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 18, 2021. Jeff Dean/AFP