The Dayton and El Paso shootings were the third and fourth similar incidents across the country in the past week.
On Tuesday in Mississippi, a shooting at a Walmart left two employees dead and a police officer wounded.
On July 28, a 19-year-old man wearing tactical gear opened fire at at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California, killing three people, including two children.
In total, at least 34 people were killed and more than 50 were injured.
Chicago also saw a week of gun violence — the city’s Mount Sinai Hospital had to temporarily stop accepting patients Sunday morning because they were at capacity following a series of shootings, a hospital official said.
Speaking to the press on Sunday, Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson also pointed to the shootings in Dayton and El Paso.
“You have to stop yourself and ask what will it take before we get a handle on what’s going on,” Johnson said. “Not only in Chicago, but across the country.”