U.S. Mass Shootings From 1949 to 2018: Summary of Incidents

(Bloomberg) -- A gunman opened fire at The Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland’s capital city of Annapolis in a “targeted attack,” killing five people and wounding two others on July 28, Anne Arundel County Acting Police Chief William Krampf said. The assailant was armed with a shotgun, according to the Baltimore Sun, which owns The Capital Gazette. The Associated Press described the shooting as “one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history.”

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The following is a list of mass shootings by number of casualties (death toll excludes assailants; injuries result of gunfire, collateral damage):

58 dead, 515 injured - Las Vegas - Oct. 1, 2017

  • Stephen Paddock opened fire on country music festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel; assailant also died

49 dead; about 58 injured - Orlando, Florida - June 12, 2016

  • Omar Mateen, inspired by extremist propaganda, attacked Pulse Nightclub, a popular venue with the gay community; assailant also died

42 dead, 23 injured - Blacksburg, Virginia - April 16, 2007

  • Student Seung-Hui Cho committed slayings at dormitory and Norris Hall at Virginia Tech

26 dead, 2 injured - Newtown, Connecticut - Dec. 14, 2012

  • Adam Lanza stormed building killing staff and children at Sandy Hook Elementary School; Lanza, who killed his mother at home, also died

26 dead - Sutherland Springs, Texas - Nov. 5, 2017

  • Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire during Sunday services at First Baptist Church; children among casualties; assailant found dead after fleeing scene

25 injured; no fatalities - Little Rock, Arkansas - July 1, 2017

23 dead; 27 injured - Killeen, Texas - Oct. 16, 1991

  • George Hennard crashed truck through plate glass window and opened fire at Luby’s Cafeteria

21 dead; 19 injured - San Ysidro, California - July 18, 1984

  • James Huberty, armed with multiple weapons and rounds of ammunition, sprayed a McDonald’s restaurant with gunfire

20 injured (excluding suspects) - Trenton, New Jersey - June 17, 2018

  • Shooting at all-night art festival; Tahaij Wells, a suspect and the lone fatality, was recently released from prison and on parole; two other suspects were injured

17 dead - Parkland, Florida - Feb. 14, 2018

  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School; former student Nikolas Cruz, 19, arrested in shooting that gave rise to student-led campaign for gun control
     

16 dead; 31 injured - Austin, Texas - Aug. 1, 1966

  • Charles Whitman opened fire from the observation deck of the 27-story clock tower at the University of Texas; Whitman killed his wife and mother before storming the tower; police killed Whitman; dead included unborn child

14 dead; 24 injured - San Bernadino, California - Dec. 2, 2015

14 dead; 6 injured - Edmond, Oklahoma - Aug. 20, 1986

  • Patrick Sherrill killed co-workers at post office, committed suicide. “The Edmond incident was one of fifteen homicide incidents by postal employees from 1986 through 1999 in which thirty-four postal workers and six non-employees were killed,” according to the Oklahoma Historical Society.

13 dead; 3 injured - Camden, New Jersey - Sept. 6, 1949

  • Howard Unruh, a World War II veteran, calmly walked through the Cramer Hill neighborhood, killing men, women and children

13 dead; 24 injured - Littleton, Colorado - April 20, 1999

  • Students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold stormed Columbine High School carrying guns and bombs

13 dead; 33 injured - Fort Hood, Texas - Nov. 5, 2009

  • Major Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, opened fire on soldiers at a military processing center

13 dead; 4 injured - Binghamton, New York - April 3, 2009

  • Jiverly Wong targeted immigrant center, where he had been learning English

13 dead; 1 injured - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania - Sept. 25, 1982

13 dead; 1 injured - Seattle - Feb. 18, 1983

  • Three gunmen robbed the Wah Mee gambling club in Chinatown, hogtied victims

12 dead; about 70 injured - Aurora, Colorado - July 20, 2012

  • James Holmes, armed with firearms and tear gas canisters, attacked the midnight showing of the new Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises” at the Century 16 theater

12 dead; 8 injured - Washington, D.C. - Sept. 16, 2013

  • Gunman Aaron Alexis entered a restricted facility at the Washington Navy Yard with a valid identification card

12 dead - Atlanta area - July 29, 1999

  • Multiple crime scenes, including day trading firms; hammer also used as murder weapon; assailant Mark O. Barton also died

10 dead - Santa Fe, Texas - May 18, 2018

  • High school near Houston; suspect arrested, armed with shotgun, .38-revolver; explosive devices found

10 dead - Samson, Alabama, and surrounding communities - March 10, 2009

9 dead - Red Lake, Minnesota - March 21, 2005

  • Two crime scenes, including high school; assailant Jeff Weiss, 16, also died

9 dead - Jacksonville, Florida - June 18, 1990

9 dead - Waddell, Arizona - Aug. 9, 1991

  • Robbery at Buddhist temple; assailants Johnathan (cq) Doody and Allessandero Garcia sentenced to prison

9 dead, 1 injured - Charleston, South Carolina - June 17, 2015

  • Dylan Storm Roof, avowed white supremacist, opened fire at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church; sentenced to death

9 dead - Roseburg, Oregon - Oct. 1, 2015 - Roseburg, Oregon

  • Shooting at Umpqua Community College; assailant Christopher Harper Mercer also died

9 dead - Covina, California - Dec. 24, 2008

  • Bruce Jeffrey Pardo, armed with handguns and homemade flamethrower and dressed as Santa Claus, attacked a Christmas Eve party, killed self

8 dead - San Francisco - July 1, 1993

8 dead, 2 injured - Carthage, North Carolina - March 29, 2009

8 dead - Appomattox, Virginia - Jan. 19-20, 2010

8 dead, 1 injured - Seal Beach, California - Oct. 12, 2011

8 dead, 2 injured - Manchester, Connecticut - Aug. 3, 2010

  • Shooting at beer distributor; gunman Omar Thornton, armed with two pistols, committed suicide

8 dead - Lincoln County, Mississippi - May 27, 2017

  • Multiple crime scenes; suspect Cory Godbolt wounded by police; deputy sheriff among victims; “Suicide by cop was my intention,” Godbolt quoted as saying

7 dead - Sunnyvale, California - Feb. 16, 1988

7 dead - Fullerton, California - July 12, 1976

  • Shooting at California State University, Fullerton; janitor Charles Allaway was armed with semi-automatic rifle

7 dead, 2 injured - Sonoma and Cotati, California - April 14, 1989

7 dead - Honolulu - Nov. 2, 1999

7 dead - Wakefield, Massachusetts - Dec. 26, 2000

  • Shooting at Edgewater Technology; employee Michael McDermott convicted of killing co-workers; was armed with rifle, shotgun and handgun

7 dead - Goleta, California - Jan. 30, 2006

7 dead, 2 injured - Grand Rapids, Michigan - July 7, 2011

7 dead - Copley Township, Ohio - Aug. 7, 2011

7 dead, 3 injured - Oakland, California - April 2, 2012

  • Shooting at Oikos University; former student One L. Goe arrested, used handgun

6 dead, 7 injured - Isla Vista, California - May 23, 2014

  • Shootings, stabbings near campus of University of California, Santa Barbara; car also used as weapon by assailant Elliot Rodger, who committed suicide

6 dead, 19 injured - Garden City, New York - Dec. 7, 1993

  • Long Island Rail Road shooting; gunman Colin Ferguson arrested and convicted of murder, attempted murder

6 dead, 8 injured - Meridian, Mississippi - July 8, 2003

  • Shooting at Lockheed Martin factory; assembly line worker Douglas Williams, armed with shotgun and rifle, committed suicide; Williams described as menacing racist in CBS News report

6 dead, 2 injured - Skagit County, Washington - Sept. 2, 2008

  • Multiple crimes scenes; assailant Isaac Zamora, classified mentally ill, convicted

6 dead, 14 injured - Tucson, Arizona - Jan. 8, 2011

  • U.S. District Court Judge John Roll among the dead at community event; U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords among the injured; assailant Jared Lee Loughner also hurt; Giffords was holding the event in a supermarket parking lot

6 dead, 4 injured - Oak Creek, Wisconsin - Aug. 5, 2012

6 dead, 2 injured - Minneapolis, Minnesota - Sept. 27, 2012

6 dead - Hialeah, Florida - July 26, 2013

6 dead, 2 injured - Kalamazoo, Michigan - Feb. 20, 2016

5 dead, 1 injured - Iowa City, Iowa - Nov. 1, 1991

  • Former graduate student Gang Lu killed five faculty members and a student with a revolver at the University of Iowa, committed suicide

5 dead, 11 injured - San Francisco - Sept. 4, 1977

5 dead, 32 injured - Stockton, California - Jan. 17, 1989

  • Shooting at Cleveland Elementary School; gunman Patrick Purdy opened fire on schoolyard with AK-47 rifle, committed suicide

5 dead, 1 injured - Seattle, Washington - May 30, 2012

5 dead, 4 injured - Santa Monica, California - June 7, 2013

  • Shooting at Santa Monica College Library and nearby home; assailant John Samir Zawahri, armed with rifle and 1,300 rounds of ammunition, committed suicide

5 dead - Burlington, Washington - Sept 23, 2016

  • Victims randomly targeted at Cascade Mall; assailant Arcan Cetin committed suicide in jail on April 16, 2017

5 dead, 42 injured - Broward County, Florida - Jan. 6, 2017

  • Shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport; gunman Esteban Santiago-Ruiz, armed with pistol, diagnosed with schizophrenia

5 dead - Orlando, Florida - June 5, 2017

  • Workplace shooting; disgruntled former employee John Robert Neumann Jr., armed with handgun and knives, committed suicide

5 dead, 18 injured - Rancho Tehama Reserve, California - Nov. 13-14, 2017

Multiple crime scenes; assailant Kevin Janson Neal, armed with two pistols and two rifles, committed suicide

5 dead, 2 injured - Annapolis, Maryland - June 28, 2018

  • Assailant armed with a shotgun opened fire at The Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland’s capital city in targeted attack; a reporter at the newspaper tweeted shortly after the killings: “A single shooter shot multiple people at my office, some of whom are dead.”

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