After a deadly weekend of mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, which killed 29 people, two South American countries have issued travel warnings to their residents about the U.S.
"The Uruguayan foreign ministry warned of "growing indiscriminate violence, mostly for hate crimes".
"Heeding to the possibility that shooting incidents could happen anywhere in the USA, which is a gun society, please continue to stay alert as a precautionary measure", the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit said in a statement on Sunday. ".it is especially advisable to avoid places where large concentrations of people occur, such as theme parks, shopping centers, art festivals, religious activities. and any type of cultural or sporting events", Uruguay's Ministry of Foreign Affairs wrote in its advisory.
Venezuela also pointed to the "recent proliferation of violent acts and hate crimes" as reason to exercise caution regarding travel to the US, and slammed the country for the "inexcusable, indiscriminate possession of firearms by the population, encouraged by the federal government".
The Consul said Japanese citizens "should be aware of the potential for gunfire" everywhere in the USA, which they described as a "gun society", according to the Los Angeles Times.
About 12 hours later, on early Sunday morning, a 24-year-old man opened fire outside a bar in Dayton, Ohio, killing 9 people and injuring almost 30 others before he was shot dead by police.
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The advisory also warned of the USA population's, widespread possession of firearms, which it said was "encouraged by the federal government". It is unclear how the White House will handle the news from Venezuela as Venezuela is now listed under the State Department's travel advisory list as a Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution country. The U.S. gave Venezuela a Level 4: Do Not Travel, which is it's most severe travel advisory due to crime, civil unrest and the arbitrary arrest and detention of U.S. citizens.
On Monday, after touring two hospitals where survivors were being treated, Ebrard told journalists that Mexico's attorney general may charge the suspect with committing terrorist acts against Mexican citizens in the United States.
The massacre Saturday was one of at least three mass shootings across the U.S.in the past week.
The suspected El Paso shooter, Patrick Crusius, 21, faces a single count of capital murder.
The shootings in Texas and OH were the 22nd and 23rd mass killings of 2019 in the USA, according to the AP/USA Today/Northeastern University mass murder database that tracks homicides where four or more people killed - not including the offender.
This comes after he allegedly opened fire in an El Paso shopping area packed with as many as 3,000 people during the busy back-to-school season Saturday, leaving 20 dead and more than two dozen injured, police said.
According to the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, a group that tracks lives lost in every country, the United States has the 28th highest rate of deaths from gun violence in the world.