Major U.S. Mass Shootings From 1949 to 2018: Summary
(Bloomberg) -- A mass shooting today at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, claimed 10 people, Governor Greg Abbott said. Ten others were injured. A suspect was arrested, armed with a shotgun and .38-revolver owned by his father, the governor said.
Explosive devices were also found in the vicinity, Abbott said, according to the Associated Press. He called the incident “one of the most heinous attacks that we’ve ever seen in the history of Texas schools.”
The following is a list of major mass shootings (excluding assailants):
Oct. 1, 2017 - Las Vegas, Nevada
- 58 dead at country music festival; more than 515 injured
- Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel.
- Assailant also died
June 12, 2016 - Orlando, Florida
- 49 dead at night club; about 58 injured
- Omar Mateen, inspired by extremist propaganda, attacked Pulse Nightclub, a popular venue with the gay community.
- Assailant also died
April 16, 2007 - Blacksburg, Virginia
- 32 dead at Virginia Tech, 23 injured
- Student Seung-Hui Cho committed slayings at dormitory and Norris Hall.
Dec. 14, 2012 - Newtown, Connecticut
- 26 dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School; 2 injured
- Adam Lanza stormed building killing staff and children. Lanza also killed his mother at home.
Nov. 5, 2017 - Sutherland Springs, Texas
- 26 reported dead at First Baptist Church
- Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire during Sunday services with children among casualties; assailant found dead after fleeing scene
Oct. 16, 1991 - Killeen, Texas
- 23 dead at Luby’s Cafeteria; 27 injured
- George Hennard crashed truck through plate glass window and opened fire.
July 18, 1984 - San Ysidro, California
- 21 dead at McDonald’s restaurant; 19 injured
- James Huberty was armed with multiple weapons and rounds of ammunition.
Feb. 14, 2018 - Parkland, Florida
- 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
- Former student Nikolas Cruz, 19, arrested; shooting gave rise to student-led campaign for gun control
Aug. 1, 1966 - Austin, Texas
- 15 dead at University of Texas, including unborn child; 31 injured
- Charles Whitman opened fire from observation deck of the school’s 27-story clock tower. Whitman killed his wife and mother before entering the structure.
Dec. 2, 2015 - San Bernadino, California
- 14 dead at Inland Regional Center; 24 injured
- Husband and wife team, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashteen Malik, opened fire using rapid-fire rifles.
Aug. 20, 1986 - Edmond, Oklahoma
- 14 dead at post office; 6 injured
- Patrick Sherrill killed co-workers.
Sept. 16, 1949 - Camden, New Jersey
- 13 dead in Cramer Hill section; 3 injured
- Howard Unruh, a World War II veteran, walked through his neighborhood killing men, women and children.
April 20, 1999 - Littleton, Colorado
- 13 dead at Columbine High School; 24 injured
- Students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold stormed school carrying guns and bombs.
Nov. 5, 2009 - Fort Hood, Texas
- 13 dead at Army base; 33 injured
- Major Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, opened fire on soldiers at a processing center.
April 3, 2009 - Binghamton, New York
- 13 dead at American Civic Association; 4 injured
- Jiverly Wong targeted immigrant center where he had been learning English.
Sept. 25, 1982 - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
- 13 dead, 1 injured
- Assailant George Banks had worked as a prison guard.
Feb. 18, 1983 - Seattle
- 13 dead in Chinatown; 1 injured
- Three gunmen robbed Wah Mee gambling club, hogtied victims.
July 20, 2012 - Aurora, Colorado
- 12 dead at Century 16 theater; about 70 injured
- James Holmes, armed with firearms and tear gas canisters, attacked show of new Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Sept. 16, 2013 - Washington, D.C.
- 12 dead at Washington Navy Yard; 8 injured
- Gunman Aaron Alexis entered the restricted facility with a valid identification card.
July 29, 1999 - Atlanta area
- 12 dead, multiple crime scenes, including day trading firms; hammer also used as murder weapon
- Assailant Mark O. Barton also died
March 30, 1975 - Hamilton, Ohio
- 11 dead at private home on Easter Sunday
- Assailant James Urban Ruppert sentenced to life in prison
May 18, 2018 - Santa Fe, Texas
- 10 dead at a high school near Houston
- Suspect arrested, armed with shotgun, .38-revolver; explosive devices found
March 10, 2009 - Samson, Alabama, and surrounding communities
- 10 dead, multiple crime scenes
- Assailant Michael K. McLendon also died
April 15, 1984 - Brooklyn, New York
- 10 dead at private home
- Assailant Christopher Thomas convicted of manslaughter; “extreme emotional disturbance” cited
March 21, 2005 - Red Lake, Minnesota
- Nine dead at two crime scenes, including high school
- Assailant Jeff Weiss, 16, also died
June 18, 1990 - Jacksonville, Florida
- Nine dead at auto loan office
- Assailant James Edward Plough also died
Oct. 1, 2015 - Roseburg, Oregon
- Nine dead at Umpqua Community College
- Assailant Christopher Harper Mercer also died
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