While the world is focused on the horrific bloodshed in Norway, there were at least three mass shootings here in the United States this weekend that are not getting nearly the same attention. Of course, they were not of the magnitude of the tragedy in Oslo, and unfortunately, such shootings are sadly commonplace in America.
The worst shooting was in a suburb of Dallas, Texas on Saturday night, where a man opened fire during his own child's birthday party at a roller rink. Tan Do, 35, killed his 29-year-old wife Trini, as well as the wife's two sisters, her brother and her sister-in-law. Do then turned the gun on himself, committing suicide.
"The couple had been involved in ongoing marital problems and it is believed that this led to the shooting," police said, according to CNN.
Witnesses say Do ordered all of the children out of the room before he started shooting.
Meantime, in Arizona, three people were killed in a shooting at a motorcycle rally. The "Too Broke for Sturgis" rally was just getting underway near Flagstaff Friday night when shots rang out at a campground. In addition to the three dead, a fourth person is in critical condition. Police suspect this was a murder-suicide.
And in Washington state, a man went to a casino south of Seattle early Sunday morning in search for his estranged wife, found her dancing with another man and opened fire. He shot both of them, as well as five other people.
The woman and two other people are listed in critical condition. The other four victims are stable.
Casino security tackled the 42-year-old man, whose name was not released, and police arrested him.
Just a typical American weekend.