(191222) — NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2019 (Xinhua) — A woman attends a prayer vigil for the victims of a mass shooting in Dayton of Ohio, the United States, on Aug. 4, 2019. A gunman wearing body armor shot dead nine people at a popular nightlife area in Dayton. As the final days of the year approach, Americans are facing a grim milestone — there have already been more mass shootings in 2019 than there are days in the entire year. As of Dec. 22, there have been 404 cases of mass shooting in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA). This is the highest number since the organization started collecting data in 2013. According to the GVA, 14,801 people were killed and 28,613 people injured by guns across the United States as of Dec. 22, excluding suicide. TO GO WITH “Yearender: Americans facing mass shooting milestone in 2019 with no progress in gun control” (Xinhua/Liu Jie)