Major U.S. Mass Shootings From 1949 in NJ to 2017 in Texas
(Bloomberg) -- A gunman in Texas killed 26 people at a Sunday church service just weeks after a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert claimed 58 lives, according to reports.
The following is a list of major mass shootings with 12 or more fatalities (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.
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.
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
- Gunman opened fire during Sunday services with children among casualties; assailant reported 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.
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.
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.
Aug. 20, 1986 - Edmond, Oklahoma
- 14 dead at post office; 6 injured
- Patrick Sherrill killed co-workers.
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.
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