At least 95 people were shot across the country this weekend.
The incident that killed one and injured three (including the shooter) won national attention thanks to the power of celebrity.
VICE looks into Toronto's Dixon City Bloods to find out if the group is a media fabrication, a violent menace, or something in-between.
We often hear about men killed by drive-by shootings and at nightclubs, but women and children account for an outsized share of mass shooting victims in the United States.
Shannon Egeland ordered his teenaged son to shoot him, then told cops he was injured while trying to help a pregnant woman—an ignominious end to a criminal career that's included fraud, shoplifting, and selling prescription drugs.
"I'm a free American. I can do what I'd like with my possessions."
A relatively quiet week for American mass gun violence still saw more casualties than usual. Is it a spring thing?
Studies show that when a woman owns a firearm, the gun is far more likely to be used against her than by her.
American mass gun violence over a seven-day period dwarfed the entire European continent's own toll so far this year.
But the way the agency packaged the data obscures that trendline.
Another week that raises the question of why some tragedies get more national attention than others.
Federal law is very protective of gun manufacturers, but a recent ruling in the lawsuit brought by Sandy Hook families offers some hope for people convinced too many scary guns is why mass shootings are a fact of life.
It was a disturbingly normal spurt of mass gun violence in the United States.
But it was another rough week for Chicago, which is having an unusually brutal year even by its own standards.
A relatively quiet week in America amounts to a horrific outlier of one in Europe.
Sky-high unemployment in communities of color is a key factor behind a massive spike in gun violence so far this year.
Camiella Williams bought her first gun in sixth grade. She mourned her first dead friend in high school. Now, she is fighting to save other Chicago kids, however long the odds.
A suspect was reportedly in custody after being shot by police.
A week that was clouded by tragic terrorism in Europe shouldn't distract us from the ongoing, almost daily terror of mass gun violence in America.
VICE is tracking mass shootings in America in 2016, and comparing the numbers with their European counterparts. Read our rationale for the project and the metrics we're using …
Meanwhile, there were six mass shootings in the United States that barely registered on a national level.
The grim reality is that this week wasn't especially bad by American standards.
The inspection of one gun dealer in Arkansas turned up thousands of missing or stolen weapons, raising the question of whether the feds know anything at all about how many guns are floating around in the ether.
Even in a coarsened city, the grisly killing was seen as uniquely heinous, its victim a fourth-grade student.