Fatal Shooting Took Place Across Several States During a Deadly April Weekend

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Two days after a 16-year-old girl was shot and killed while walking home from school in the Bronx, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York is calling on the federal government to deal with what he calls an “explosion” in unregulated weapons.

Police say the 17-year-old who was arrested Saturday for the shooting may have been using a ghost gun.

“A child that has zero police contact, at all, and he goes from smoking marijuana to killing somebody,” said NYPD Assistant Chief Timothy McCormack.

In Grantville, Georgia — the state Bureau of Investigation – is still working to find out who brutally murdered the owner of a gun range, his wife, and their teenage grandson this weekend.

“The store’s been here for a long time,” said Grantville Police Chief Steve Whitlock. “The range has been here for a long time, and there’s people from all around that come shoot here. I mean it’s just not people from Grantville.”

Investigators say as many as 40 guns and the range’s surveillance camera and recorder were taken from the scene. In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, two people are dead and at least 10 others injured, after an early Sunday morning shooting at a nightclub.

In Indianapolis, police say a fight at a birthday party led to another deadly shooting. One person is dead and five others were wounded.