ORLANDO, Fla. (CW44 News At 10 | CNN) — At least seven shooting victims were hospitalized Sunday after a melee in downtown Orlando, Florida.
The violence erupted around 2 a.m. ET Sunday after a large fight broke out, Orlando Police Chief Eric D. Smith said.READ MORE: Trump says he took the Fifth in questioning in New York Attorney General fraud investigation
An unidentified assailant pulled out a handgun and fired into the crowd, injuring seven people. All seven victims were taken to a nearby hospital, where they were listed in stable condition, Smith said.
Authorities do not immediately have a description of the shooter.READ MORE: Gabby Petito's Family Seeks $50 Million From Utah Police Department For Inadequate Response To Brian Laundrie's Abuse
According to the non-profit Gun Violence Archive, the US has had at least 381 mass shootings this year. That’s an average of more than 1.7 mass shootings every day.
Both the Gun Violence Archive and CNN define a mass shooting as one in which at least four people are shot, excluding the shooter.MORE NEWS: The FDA Authorizes Change In How Monkeypox Vaccine Is Given
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