9 people are hospitalized after a shooting outside a bar in Philadelphia that injured four people and left six others in critical condition.
The incident is the latest in what is becoming a rash of shooting that have happened, this year, in the United States, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The study analyzed shooting data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2010 to 2016.
A total of 8,639 people were hospitalized with firearm injuries in the 10 months following the first shootings.
The number of people hospitalized who were injured by gunshot wounds is up by 29 percent since the first shooting, the study said.
Of those incidents, 6,664 were treated at the hospital, which is also up by 26 percent from 2010 to 2016. People living in the United States with a disability are nearly five times more likely to be hospitalized with firearm injuries than those without a disability.
The study said there has been a steady rise in the number of people shot in schools, restaurants, workplaces and other indoor places.
In the first six months of this year, there were three homicides and three suicides, which is one more than the previous two-year period.
Two states that reported at least one murder this year were Alabama and North Carolina; and the highest number of people who died after being shot by a gun in a single year was in Pennsylvania where there were seven.
All three deaths were suicides, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In 2014, there were more than 50,000 people shot, the study said.
“The overall homicide rate has increased, the gun-related homicide rate has increased, suicides have been more common, and overall firearm-related injury rates have increased,” the study said.
A person can be shot by four different guns at once.
Some states reported gun-related homicides and suicides and other types of gun-related injuries had a “substantial effect on those rates.”
A total of 498 people are killed with guns each day, according to the study.