No less than 36 people were killed and dozens more injured in shootings nationwide over Christmas weekend.

The deaths include a 13-year-old and her mother, a professional boxer shot in front of his girlfriend and children, and a man who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after allegedly going on a shooting spree of his own at a rest stop.

The highest death toll over the three days was in Detroit where five people lost their lives, while four people were shot dead in Fort Worth, Texas.

Three people were killed in shootings in separate parts of Michigan, while shootings also took place in Florida, Tennessee, California, Virginia, and Louisiana.

And there were fatalities in shootings in Missouri, North Carolina, Colorada, New York, and Alabama.

In Detroit, Michigan, Elaine Fizer, 57, and her 13-year-old daughter Daunya, were shot to death in their home on Christmas day.

Police are searching for the 57-year-old woman’s husband, but it’s unclear if he is a suspect in the case or considered a potential victim.

Also in Detroit, a man was reportedly killed when trying to stop a thief from stealing his truck from his home.

Two others are said to have died in shootings in Detroit over the weekend.

In Flint, Michigan, two were killed and one person was injured in a shooting at a holiday party. 

The Christmas gathering turned violent in the early hours of December 26, with two men, aged 19 and 25, dying from gunshot wounds. Police are investigating the incident.

Also in Michigan, a Grand Rapids woman was shot and killed on Christmas Eve, and a male suspect has been taken into custody.

In Virginia, State Police responded to a reported shooting at a rest stop on southbound I-81 that houses the Virginia Welcome Center at Clear Brook.

At the rest stop, a domestic dispute reportedly evolved into a shooting that left four people injured.

The suspect was found in his car with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Frederick County later that same day. 

Virginia State Police report that the suspect was transported to a hospital but did not survive.

Elsewhere in Virginia, a man was shot and killed in Hopewell after an argument early Christmas morning.

Police are investigating the shooting which was ruled a homicide.

The Maryland boxer was shot dead in front of his three children and girlfriend in what police say is a possible road rage incident on Christmas Eve.

Danny Kelly Jr was driving with family in Temple Hills, Maryland, late in the afternoon when another car drove up to Kelly’s vehicle and someone inside began shooting.

Prince George’s County Police are investigating the shooting, and the Major Crimes Division is asking for tips from any members of the community who may have information about the incident on St. Barnabas Rd.

A Maryland man reportedly killed his girlfriend on Christmas Day in Pennsylvania, where he also had an active warrant for assault against the victim.

The suspect, 34-year-old Justin Kyle Marshall, shot his girlfriend in the neck, and she did not survive her injuries after being hospitalized. 

He was convicted of second-degree murder in 2004. 

Marshall and the victim, Tristan Shifflet, had a son together, who was reportedly unharmed and has been released to the custody of Washington County Child Protective Services.


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