Police officers in the US state of Georgia have found the bodies of three people shot to death in the northeastern suburbs of the city of Atlanta.
Responding to a 911 call reporting a domestic dispute in the Gwinnet County community around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, police found two people shot outside a home, one fatally.
A SWAT team came to the help of police officers and the bodies of two more people shot to death were found inside the home.
Meanwhile, separate shootings in Wilmington, Delaware, on Sunday afternoon left two teenagers, one 18 years old and the other 14 years old, wounded, the Associated Press reported.
25-year-old Kendall Arnaz Green was also fatally shot Sunday on the front porch of a Glen Burnie home in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Police arrested 34-year-old homeowner Matthew Martin Pinkerton on charges of second-degree murder, according to The Washington Post
Many critics have blamed the notoriously liberal gun control laws in the US for the high rate of gun violence in the country.
Last December, a shooter used an assault rifle to kill 20 first-grade school children and six staff members in a rampage at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
According to an interactive project between slate.com and the anonymous creator of the Twitter feed @GunDeaths, the US media have reported nearly 8,140 gun deaths across the US since the deadly shooting in Newtown.
However, slate.com says the actual number of deaths as of 9/16/2013, is roughly 24,480, over three times more than the numbers reported in media.