The church shooting Thursday in Alabama is just the latest recent high-profile shooting in May and June, starting with a racist attack that killed 10 Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. Some of the more notable episodes of gun violence in recent weeks:
Vestavia Hills, Alabama
At least two people died and another was hospitalized after a shooting Thursday evening at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in a Birmingham suburb. Police said a suspect is in custody.
Police shot and killed a man who fired gunshots Monday at a Dallas-area gymnasium where at least 150 children were attending a day camp.
Three people died and 14 people were injured in a shooting June 5 in front of a restaurant. Three people have been arrested.
Three people died and 11 others were injured June 4 on a busy block in Philadelphia during a melee that began with a fistfight and was followed by random gunfire. Two men are in custody in two of the deaths; other people have also been arrested in connection with the melee.
A jail inmate being treated at a hospital shot and killed a security guard June 1, pointed the weapon at others and killed himself in a parking lot.
A gunman killed his surgeon and three other people at a medical office June 1. The gunman killed himself as police arrived.
An 18-year-old gunman killed 19 children and two adults at Robb Elementary School on May 24 in the deadliest school shooting in nearly a decade. More than 15 other people were wounded. Law enforcement killed the attacker.
A shooting killed two people and injured seven others on May 19 just blocks from the Magnificent Mile shopping district. Two men have been charged.
Laguna Woods, California
One person was killed and five others injured May 15 after a man opened fire on Taiwanese parishioners in Southern California. Authorities have said the gunman was motivated by hatred for Taiwan. He has been charged with murder and other counts.
Buffalo, New York
A white gunman opened fire May 14 at a supermarket in a predominantly Black neighborhood, killing 10 people and injuring others. He has been charged with federal hate crimes that could carry the death penalty if he is convicted.