39 shot, 10 fatally, in six different mass shootings over the weekend

Most mass shootings of 2021 have been Black on Black

This past weekend, there were six mass shootings with four or more victims. Between these, there were 39 total gunshot victims and 10 fatalities. At least five, and possibly all six were Black perpetrator/Black victim incidents. This website has been tracking mass shootings in 2021.

2 dead, 13 wounded in Chicago, IL

Rayneesha Dotson
Lionel Darling

Sunday morning, 15 people were shot at a so-called “pop-up” party in Chicago. Police say an auto repair business called South Side Think Tank hosted the party and had set up an illegal bar/lounge.

At 4:41 AM, one or more Black males opened fire. Rayneesha Dotson, a 30-year Black female, and Lionel D. Darling, a 39-year-old Black male, were both pronounced dead at the scene. Several other victims are listed as critical. The victims are between the ages of 20 and 44.

Police have not apprehended anyone yet.


Malik Halfacre

4 dead, 1 wounded in Indianapolis, IN

Malik Halfacre, a 25-year-old black male has been charged with a spree shooting that killed four and wounded a fifth person. One of the victims is a young child. A six-month-old baby was initially reported missing but recovered.

The suspect surrendered to police after a three-hour standoff.

The identities of the victims have not yet been released.


2 dead, 4 wounded in Henrico County, VA

Six people were shot, two fatally in the parking lot of the Meadowood Square strip mall, near the Richmond Raceway.

Sadao “Jae” Richardson, a 34-year-old Black male, and Markus Floyd, a 32-year-old Black male, were killed. One of the victims is said to be a Black Lives Matter activist.

Multiple cars and one business were also hit by bullets.

The media has not cited any description of the perpetrator. However, the shooting occurred in census tract 200804, which is 81% black.


Melquan Glove

1 dead, 3 wounded in Greensboro, NC

Friday night, four people were shot in a residential neighborhood of Greensboro, NC. Melquan Glove, a 28-year-old black male was killed. One of the wounded victims is said to be a juvenile.

Police say they have no information on the suspect.

The shooting took place in census tract 011000, which is 92% Black.


Jesse Valdes

1 dead, 3 wounded in Orange County, FL

Saturday night, four people were shot, one fatally, at a house party in Orlando, Florida. Jesse Louis Valdes, a 36-year-old black male, was killed. Three other people were rushed to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

Police told the media they have no information on a suspect.

The shooting took place in census tract 014601, which is 83% Black.


5 wounded in New York, NY

Five people were shot at an illegal “pop-up” Hookah Bar in New York City. Police say a garage in Brooklyn was converted to a makeshift bar. The location is right outside sprawling Bushwick high-rise public housing projects. At 4:00 AM Saturday morning, the shooting occurred. The place was said to be packed full of people. All of the victims were hit in the legs.

Witnesses saw the gunman run away, but police and media have provided no description whatsoever of the dangerous at-large suspect. Police did say that some of the victims are people that they are already familiar with.

The location of the shooting appears to be near the border of four different census tracts. The immediate area is about 65% Latino and 20% Black.

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