WASHINGTON, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Two separate shootings occurred in the U.S. states of Texas and California on Sunday, killing at least three people and injuring seven others, authorities said.
The shootings have again showed that the recurrent and deep-rooted problem of gun violence in the United States is aggravating.
The following is some of the bloodiest mass shootings in the United States this year:
-- Two people were killed on the scene and three others critically injured in a shooting at a flea market on Sunday in Houston, the largest city of the U.S. state Texas, authorities said.
-- Also on Sunday, one person was killed and at least four others were injured in shooting at a church in the western U.S. state of California, authorities said.
-- On May 14, an armored gunman killed 10 people and injured three others at a supermarket in Buffalo of New York State, according to local enforcement officials.
-- On May 8, one person was killed in an apparant shooting on Grizzly Peak Boulevard in Oakland, police said.
-- On April 17, two minors died and eight more people were injured after shots were fired at a house party with as many as 200 people in attendance in Pittsburgh, a major city in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
-- On April 16, two separate mass shootings in the state of South Carolina have left at least 23 people injured in total.
-- On April 8-11, at least 18 people were shot, with at least five of them killed, in New Orleans, the largest city in the southern U.S. state Louisiana within 72 hours, tying the record for the last 10 years.
-- On April 3, the Sacramento Police Department confirmed that six adults were killed and 12 other people were injured in a mass shooting in the capital city of California.
-- On Feb. 28, five people, including three children, were killed after a man opened fire in a church near Arden Fair mall in Sacramento.