2 women are killed at a church in Iowa, hours after a shooting near Milwaukee

Two more shootings occurred across the U.S. on Thursday,

one deadly in Iowa, adding to a national toll of of shootings

even as President Joe Biden addressed the nation and

called on Congress to take action to curb firearm violence across the country.

Over the span of a few hours Thursday, two women were shot and killed

outside a church in Ames, Iowa, just hours after two people

were shot at a cemetery south of Milwaukee, Wis.

The Thursday shootings came one day after a gunman killed his surgeon and three

other people at a Tulsa medical office, and are the latest in a series of shootings