Over less than 13 hours and nearly 1,600 miles apart, two mass shootings this weekend left at least 29 dead and 53 injured, leaving the country reeling from yet more gruesome scenes of violence and death.
On Saturday morning, a gunman opened fire into a crowd at an El Paso, Texas, retail area that is popular among both local residents and shoppers from just across the southern border with Mexico.
Then early Sunday, a shooter attacked a crowd outside a popular bar in Dayton, Ohio, as patrons were enjoying a night out.
One suspect was in custody in the El Paso case. Federal prosecutors were treating it as a domestic terrorism case. In Dayton, responding officers killed the gunman, police said.
Both attacks follow a week in which Gilroy, California; Brooklyn, New York; and Philadelphia were each struck by gun violence.