A fourth victim has died after a mass shooting at a Fourth of July party in Louisiana, Shreveport police and District A Councilwoman Tabatha Taylor said Wednesday.
At least 10 people were shot during the melee Tuesday night, including six who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, said Shreveport police spokesman Sgt. Angie Willhite said.
The slain victims have not been publicly identified by police. No suspects have been arrested, Taylor said Wednesday.
The shooting erupted Tuesday night at a Fourth of July block party, a “family and community event” that has been going on for more than a decade without any previous violence, the councilwoman said.
It was difficult for first responders to reach the victims because of the number of vehicles at the scene, police said CNN affiliate KSLA.
“Getting here and getting EMS here was a difficult thing. A lot of us had to park our cars and run out because there were so many cars on the side of the street,” said Shreveport Police Lt. Van Wray in KSLA.
It was among a string of shootings across the country over the July 4th weekend.
In Baltimore, at another block party on Sunday, two people were killed and 28 others were shot and wounded, most of them teenagers. Investigators are looking for multiple assailants.
In Philadelphia, five people, including a 15-year-old boy, died Monday night. Authorities said the shooter appeared to shoot at random along several blocks in the city’s Kingsessing neighborhood before officers arrested the suspect, who was found with an AR-style rifle and a handgun.
In Texas, three people were killed and eight others were injured in Fort Worth on Monday night, hours before the neighborhood’s Fourth of July parade was set to take place on the same street.
And in Washington, DC, nine people were injured, including two minors, just before 1 a.m. Wednesday. Someone in a vehicle “fired in the direction of some of our residents who were out celebrating the Fourth of July,” Metropolitan Police Deputy Chief Leslie Parsons said.
Nationwide, at least 412 people have died in mass shootings so far this year, according to the Archive of armed violence. Like CNN, the nonprofit defines mass shootings as those in which four or more people are shot, not including the perpetrators.