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Georgia has had 10 multiple-victim shootings in 2023 so far

(NewsNation) — The shooting at Northside Hospital Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia, is the 10th multi-victim shooting in Georgia this year, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive (GVA).

As of Wednesday afternoon, four people were taken to the hospital and a fifth victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Atlanta Police.

Prior to Wednesday’s shooting, there were nine recorded multi-victim shooting events, according to the GVA’s “mass shootings” database for this year.

GVA defines “mass shooting” as an incident where “a minimum of four victims [are] shot, either injured or killed, not including any shooter who may also have been killed or injured in the incident.”

Last Sunday, one person was killed and three were injured in a shooting in Athens, Georgia, killed one and injured three, according to the GVA’s mass shooting database.

On Feb. 18, three people were killed in Motel 6 in Columbus. NewsNation affiliate WRBL in Columbus reported Jeremiah Walker allegedly killed  54-year-old Michael Carter, Sr., his wife, 50-year-old Tonya, and their 19-year-old son Michael Carter, Jr. after an altercation at the hotel. Walker is also accused of shooting a 4-year-old who survived.

Just one day earlier, nine children were injured on a school bus at a gas station, also in Columbus, after an altercation nearby spilled out into the station, WRBL reported.

Across the 10 shootings identified by GVA, a total of eight were killed and 42 were injured.

April was the worst month of gun violence in the state, with a total of three killed and 17 injured across five shootings.

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