WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (Prensa Latina) — A basketball game was interrupted by a shooting today at a high school in Oklahoma, Midwest, USA, causing at least one injury.
About 500 people were watching the game at Del City High School at the time of the incident, local police reported, quoted by CNN.
TV footage showed sports reporters trying to take cover as gunshots rang out.
What should have been an education and sports festival ended in tragedy last October when an American football game, also at a high school in the state, was stopped by a shooting.
In the unfortunate incident that occurred at McLain School in the city of Tusla, one teenager died and another was seriously injured.
Quite a few observers here argue that many communities live under the traumatic effects of school shootings, which are extremely common in the United States, unlike other countries.
In 2022 alone, 60 similar events were registered in K-12 (elementary and high school) institutions, according to an analysis by the television network.
The worst period of such violence was in the 2021-2022 school year, which has nearly quadrupled the average number of shootings since 2013, he warned in a report by Everytown for Gun Safety, which continuously collects data nationally on all acts involving a firearm on the school floor campus or on school premises.
The United States is a nation so accustomed to constant armed violence that presidents admit it is an epidemic that is bleeding the country dry and that despite their best efforts, they cannot stop it.