At least three people, reportedly two school children and a teacher, have been shot in a rural elementary school, in the US state of South Carolina.
At least 13 people have been killed, and a further 20 wounded, following a mass killing, by a lone gunman, at a college in southern Oregon, United States.
At least two people have been killed, and a further seven wounded, after a lone gunman opened fire inside a crowded movie theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana.
A white gunman, who remains at large, has shot and killed at least nine black churchgoers, during a prayer service, at a historically African-American church in South Carolina, United States.
A South Carolina police officer has been charged with murder after footage emerged of him fatally shooting an unarmed black man in the back, as the suspect tried to flee.