Two unrelated mass shootings in California within 48 hours resulted in the death of 18 individuals and injured 10 others.
The incident at a dance hall in Monterey Park claimed the lives of 11 people while the shooting at two mushroom farms in San Francisco resulted in the death of seven individuals.
The shootings have renewed the debate about gun laws in California, known for having some of the strictest regulations concerning firearms.
Two gunmen carried out separate shooting rampages in California that left a total of 18 people dead and 10 others injured.
The first incident happened at the Star Dance Ballroom in Monterey Park, where a gunman entered and opened fire on the attendees.
According to the AP News, the gunman killed 11 people and injured several others before leaving the scene.
A few days later, a second gunman killed seven people on two mushroom farms in San Francisco.
Both incidents have reignited the debate across the United States about the need for tighter gun control laws.
While Democratic politicians expressed their support for new regulations, such as universal background checks and bans on military-style weapons, the Republican camp remained silent on the issue of gun control.
The Hill and The Independent reported on the same events, but The Hill did not mention the second dance hall in Monterey Park that was also targeted by the gunman.
Instead, The Hill focused on the renewed calls for tougher gun control laws, while The Independent noted that California has some of the lowest rates of gun deaths despite its reputation for having tough firearm laws.
The AP News, on the other hand, highlighted President Joe Biden's remarks, during which he honored the victims of the shootings and called for unity in support of the affected communities.