Long Beach, California – On Friday, people from the Long Beach area got together at the MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center in honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
The gun violence issue has gained momentum recently due to the latest incidents across the country, and Long Beach community members, members of the Long Beach Fire Department, and medical personnel gathered to show their support for individuals who have been affected by gun violence and to raise awareness of the problem in Southern California.
One of the latest incidents of its kind that put the whole country in a state of shock and marks one of the worst mass shootings in American history occurred in an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, where an 18-year-old shooter opened fire, killing 19 students and two teachers.
Since the mass shooting in Uvalde, many people have been killed in different parts of the country. The most recent was earlier this week, when four people were shot and killed at a medical facility in Oklahoma.