Deadliest Mass Shootings From 1984 to Present
November 5, 2017 Sutherland Springs, Texas
26 killed, 20 injured
Around 11:30 a.m. local time, a man dressed in all black exited a vehicle and started firing a rifle outside First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a Texas community of a few hundred people about 30 miles east of San Antonio, the Texas Department of Public Safety said. The gunman then entered the church, where services were underway, and continued to fire, officials said.
October 1, 2017 Las Vegas, Nevada
59 killed, Over 500 injured
More than 50 people were killed and at least 500 others injured when a gunman opened fire at a country music festival close to the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, authorities said. Police said the suspect, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, a resident of Mesquite, Nev., was was found dead following a SWAT team burst into the hotel room where he had been firing in the crowd.
June 14, 2017 San Francisco, California
A UPS driver kills himself and then three colleagues in their San Francisco bundle facility employing a stolen pistol, according to authorities. Authorities said Jimmy Lam started shooting at an employee meeting and coworkers that were targeted.
June 5, 2017 Orlando, Florida
A gunman fatally shoots five prior co-workers in an awning business near Orlando, Fla., then kills himself shortly before authorities arrive, police say. John Robert Neumann Jr., 45, was fired from his job there almost two weeks before.
January 6, 2017 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
5 killed, 6 injured
After taking a flight to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida,Esteban Santiago, a 26-year-old Iraq war veteran from Anchorage, Alaska, retrieves a gun loads it and opens fire, killing five people and wounding six others. Dozens more are injured in the panic.
September, 23, 2016 Burlington, Washington
A gunman enters the cosmetics area of a Macy's store near Seattle and shoots a worker and four shoppers at close selection. Police say Arcan Cetin, a worker, used a semi automatic Ruger .22 rifle that he stole from his stepfather's closet.
June 12, 2016 Orlando, Florida
49 killed, 58 injured
The United States suffered one of their worst mass shootings in its modern history when 49 people were killed and 58 injured in Orlando, Fla., after a gunman stormed into a packed gay nightclub. The gunman was killed by a SWAT team after shooting hostages. He has been identified as 29-year-old Omar Mateen.
December 2, 2015 San Bernardino, California
14 killed, 22 injured
Two assailants killed 14 people and injured 22 others in a shooting in the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. Both attackers, who were married, were killed in a gun battle. They were U.S.-born Syed Rizwan Farook and Pakistan nationwide Tashfeen Malik, and had an arsenal of ammunition and pipe bombs inside their Redlands house.
November 29, 2015 Colorado Springs, Colorado
3 killed, 9 injured
A gunman entered a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo., and started firing. Police named Robert Lewis Dear as the suspect in the attacks. Three people were killed — university police Officer Garrett Swasey, Iraq war veteran Ke’Arre M. Stewart and Jennifer Markovsky, who had accompanied friends to the clinic. Each was the parent of two children.
October. 1, 2015 Roseburg, Oregon
9 killed, 9 injured
Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer shot and killed eight fellow students and a teacher at Umpqua Community College. Authorities described Harper-Mercer, who recently had moved to Oregon from Southern California, as a “hate-filled” individual with anti-religion and white supremacist leanings who had long struggled with mental health issues. He owned 14 weapons, all purchased legally. Harper-Mercer, 26, killed himself after exchanging gunfire with deputies.
July 16, 2015 Chattanooga, Tennessee
5 killed, 3 injured:
A gunman opened fire on two military facilities over seven kilometers apart, killing four Marines and a Navy sailor. The man identified by federal authorities as Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24 then drove to a Navy-Marine training centre and opened fire before he was neutralized.
June 18, 2015 Charleston, South Carolina
Dylann Storm Roof is charged with nine counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder in an attack which killed nine people in a historic black church in Charleston, S.C. Authorities say Roof, a white supremacist, began shooting a group assembled in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church after praying with them. He fled authorities before being detained in North Carolina.
May 23, 2014 Isla Vista, California
6 killed, 7 injured
Elliot Rodger, 22, meticulously planned his deadly assault on the Isla Vista community for at least a year, spending tens of thousands of dollars so as to arm and train himself to kill as many people as possible, according to a report released from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office. Rodger murdered six people before shooting himself.
April 2, 2014 Ft. Hood, Texas
3 killed; 16 injured
A gunman at Fort Hood, the scene of a deadly 2009 rampage, kills three people and injures 16 others, according to military officials. The gunman is dead at the scene.
September 16, 2013 Washington, D.C.
12 killed, 3 injured
Aaron Alexis, a Navy contractor and former Navy enlisted man, shoots and kills 12 people and engages police in a firefight throughout the sprawling Washington Navy Yard. Authorities shoot and killed him.
Authorities later show that he had an extensive Navy disciplinary document that included several absences from duty, instances of insubordination and disorderly conduct and several failed inspections. He was still able purchase a rifle and to have a security clearance.
June 7, 2013 Santa Monica, California
John Zawahri, an unemployed 23-year-old, kills five people in an attack that starts at his father’s home and ends at Santa Monica College, where he is fatally shot by police in the school’s library.
December 14, 2012 Newtown, Connecticut
27 killed, 1 injured
A gunman pushes his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. and shoots and kills 20 first graders and six adults. The shooter, Adam Lanza, 20, kills himself. Lanza killed his mother at the house they shared, before his rampage. In remarks at the White House, President Obama wiped tears away.
October 21, 2012 Brookfield, Wisconsin
3 killed, 4 injured
Radcliffe Haughton, a 45-year-old former Marine, walks into the Azana Salon and Spa where his estranged wife works and shoots and kills her and two other women, wounding four others. Witnesses say Haughton’s wife, Zina, calmly tried to protect coworkers and customers before she was killed. She had recently sought a restraining order saying her husband had threatened to throw acid in her face and set her on fire with gasoline. Haughton was found dead inside the salon of a self-inflicted gunshot.
September 28, 2012 Minneapolis, Minnesota
6 killed, 2 injured
Andrew Engeldinger, 36, breaks into a sign company’s offices and opens fire, killing the owner and five others before turning the gun on himself. Engeldinger had been fired from Accent Signage Systems, a small company that specializes in making interior signs that comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act, including signs in Braille for the blind.
August 5, 2012 Oak Creek, Wisconsin
6 killed, 3 injured
Wade Michael Page fatally shoots six individuals at a Sikh temple until he's shot by a police officer. Page, an Army veteran who had been a "psychological operations specialist," committed suicide after he was injured. Page was a member of a white supremacist group named End Apathy and his views led officials to care for the shooting as an act of terrorism. He'd been discharged from the Army in 1998.
July 20, 2012 Aurora, Colorado
12 killed, 58 injured
James Holmes, 24, is taken into custody in the parking lot outside the Century 16 movie theater after a post-midnight attack in Aurora, Colo. Holmes allegedly entered the theater through an exit door about half an hour into the local premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises.” He faces charges of of killing 12 people and injuring 58 others.
AprilL 2, 2012 Oakland, California
7 killed, 3 injured
L. Goh, 43, a former pupil at a Oikos University, a small Christian college, allegedly opens fire in the middle of a classroom leaving seven people dead and three wounded. Goh was charged with seven counts of murder with three counts of attempted murder and special circumstances. In a jailhouse interview with a San Francisco TV station soon after the shooting, Goh said he was "deeply sorry" for his actions.
October. 12, 2011 Seal Beach, California
8 killed, 1 injured
Scott Dekraai, 41, apparently enraged over a custody dispute, allegedly walks into a crowded Seal Beach hair salon where his former wife works and opens fire. Eight people are killed, including a man sitting in a truck outside the salon. Another person is critically wounded. Dekraai has pleaded not guilty in the case.
January 8, 2011 Tucson, Arizona
6 killed, 11 injured
Jared Lee Loughner, 22, allegedly shoots Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the head during a meet-and-greet with constituents at a Tucson supermarket. Six people are killed and 11 others wounded. Loughner is identified by witnesses as the gunman who fired at close range with a semiautomatic pistol before being tackled.
August 3, 2010 Manchester, Connecticut
8 killed, 2 injured
Omar S. Thornton, 34, a driver for Hartford Distributors, emerges from a disciplinary hearing and begins shooting, killing eight people at the family-owned distributorship and then himself.
February 12, 2010 Huntsville, Alabama
3 killed, 3 injured
Amy Bishop 45, a neurobiologist and assistant professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, shoots and kills 3 people at a biology faculty meeting. Bishop is later sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
November 5, 2009 Ft. Hood, Texas
13 killed, 32 injured
Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, allegedly shoots and kills 13 people and injures 32 others in a rampage at Ft. Hood, where he is based. Authorities allege that Hasan was exchanging emails with Muslim extremists including American-born radical Anwar Awlaki.
April 3, 2009 Binghamton, New York
13 killed, 4 injured
Jiverly Voong, 41, shoots and kills 13 people and seriously wounds four others before apparently committing suicide at the American Civic Assn., an immigration services center, in Binghamton, N.Y.
February 14, 2008 Dekalb, Illinois
5 killed, 16 injured
Steven Kazmierczak, dressed all in black, steps on stage in a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University and opens fire on a geology class. Five students are killed and 16 wounded before Kazmierczak kills himself on the lecture hall stage.
December 5, 2007 Omaha, Nebraska
8 killed, 4 injured
Robert Hawkins, 19, sprays an Omaha shopping mall with gunfire as holiday shoppers scatter in terror. He kills eight people and wounds four others before taking his own life. Authorities report he left several suicide notes.
April 16, 2007 Blacksburg, Virginia
32 killed, 17 injured
Seung-hui Cho, a 23-year-old Virginia Tech senior, opens fire on campus, killing 32 people in a dorm and an academic building in attacks more than two hours apart. Cho takes his life after the second incident.
February 12, 2007 Salt Lake City, Utah
5 killed, 4 injured
Sulejman Talovic, 18, wearing a trenchcoat and carrying a shotgun, sprays a popular Salt Lake City shopping mall. Witnesses say he displays no emotion while killing five people and wounding four others. An off-duty police officer eating dinner with his wife exchanges gunfire with the Bosnian refugee before other officers arrive and fatally wound Talovic.
October 2, 2006 Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania
5 killed, 5 injured
Charles Carl Roberts IV, a milk truck driver armed with a small arsenal, bursts into a one-room schoolhouse and kills five Amish girls. He kills himself as police storm the building.
January 30, 2006 Goleta, California
Jennifer San Marco, a former U.S. Postal Service employee, shot and killed six people at a mail processing plant in Goleta, Calif., on Jan. 30, 2006, before taking her own life.
March 21, 2005 Red Lake Indian Reservation, Minnesota
9 killed, 7 injured
Jeffrey Weise, a 16-year-old student at Red Lake High School fatally shoots five students, a teacher, and a security guard and wounds seven others before taking his own life. Before his rampage at Red Lake, Weise kills his grandfather and his grandfather’s companion at their home on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.
July 8, 2003 Meridian, Mississippi
5 killed, 9 injured
Doug Williams, 48, a production assemblyman for 19 years at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., goes on a rampage at the defense plant, fatally shooting five and wounding nine before taking his own life with a shotgun.
December. 26, 2000 Wakefield, Massachusetts
Michael McDermott, a 42-year-old software tester shoots and kills seven co-workers at the Internet consulting firm where he is employed. McDermott, who is arrested at the offices of Edgewater Technology Inc., apparently was enraged because his salary was about to be garnished to satisfy tax claims by the Internal Revenue Service. He uses three weapons in his attack.
November 2, 1999 Honolulu, Hawaii
Byran Uyesugi, a Xerox copier repairman, shoots and kills seven coworkers with a Glock 9-mm semiautomatic handgun as they gather for a meeting to discuss his light workload. Uyesugi is a former high school sharpshooter who legally owns 11 handguns, five rifles and two shotguns. He is later found guilty of seven counts of murder and one of attempted murder for shooting at a man who escaped. He is serving a life sentence without possibility of parole.
September 15, 1999 Fort Worth, Texas
7 killed, 7 injured
Larry Gene Ashbrook opens fire inside the crowded chapel of the Wedgwood Baptist Church. Worshipers, thinking at first that it must be a prank, keep singing. But when they realize what is happening, they dive to the floor and scrunch under pews, terrified and silent as the gunfire continues. Seven people are killed before Ashbrook takes his own life.
July 29, 1999 Atlanta, Georgia
9 killed, 12 injured
Mark Orrin Barton, a 44-year-old chemist-turned-day trader, strolls into two investment offices and opens fire on fellow investors and office workers. The shootings at All-Tech Investment and Momentum Securities Inc., across the street from each other, leave nine people dead and 12 wounded. Barton eludes a manhunt for six hours before killing himself.
April 20, 1999 Columbine, Colorado
13 killed, 24 injured
Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, students at Columbine High, open fire at the school, killing a dozen students and a teacher and causing injury to two dozen others before taking their own lives.
March 24, 1998 Jonesboro, Arkansas
5 killed, 10 injured
Middle school students Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden pull a fire alarm at their school in a small rural Arkansas community and then open fire on students and teachers using an arsenal they had stashed in the nearby woods. Four students and a teacher who tried shield the children are killed and 10 others are injured. Because of their ages, Mitchell. 13, and Andrew, 11, are sentenced to confinement in a juvenile facility until they turn 21.
December 7, 1993 Garden City, New York
6 killed, 19 injured
Colin Ferguson shoots and kills six passengers and wounds 19 others on a Long Island Rail Road commuter train before being stopped by other riders. Ferguson is later sentenced to life in prison.
July 1, 1993 San Francisco, California
8 killed, 6 injured
Gian Luigi Ferri, 55, kills eight people in an office building in San Francisco’s financial district. His rampage begins in the 34th-floor offices of Pettit & Martin, an international law firm, and ends in a stairwell between the 29th and 30th floors where he encounters police and shoots himself.
May 1, 1992 Olivehurst, California
4 killed, 10 injured
Eric Houston, a 20-year-old unemployed computer assembler, invades Lindhurst High School and opens fire, killing his former teacher Robert Brens and three students and wounding 10 others. He holds 85 students hostage for 8 1/2 hours before giving himself up.
November 1, 1991 Iowa City, Iowa
4 killed, 2 injured
Gang Lu, a graduate student in physics from China, shoots four people to death at the University of Iowa. Lu, who took his own life in the incident, was upset about not getting an academic honor. The dead included faculty members and the student who had won the honor. Two others were critically wounded.
October 16, 1991 Killeen, Texas
22 killed, 20 injured
George Jo Hennard, 35, crashes his pickup truck into a Luby’s cafeteria crowded with lunchtime patrons and begins firing indiscriminately with a semiautomatic pistol, killing 22 people. Hennard is later found dead of a gunshot wound in a restaurant restroom.
June 18, 1990 Jacksonville, Florida
10 killed, 4 injured
James E. Pough, a 42-year-old day laborer apparently distraught over the repossession of his car, walks into the offices of General Motors Acceptance Corp. and opens fire, killing seven employees and one customer before fatally shooting himself. Police later said they had confirmed that Pough was responsible for gunning down a man and woman on a Jacksonsville street 33 hours earlier.
January 17, 1989 Stockton, California
5 killed, 29 injured
Patrick Edward Purdy turns a powerful assault rifle on a crowded school playground, killing five children and wounding 29 more. Purdy, who also killed himself, had been a student at the school from kindergarten through third grade. Police officials described Purdy as a troubled drifter in his mid-20s with a history of relatively minor brushes with the law. The midday attack lasted only minutes.
August 20, 1986 Edmond, Oklahoma
14 killed, 6 injured
Patrick H. Sherrill, 44, a mail carrier, walks into his post office and opens fire, killing 14 coworkers and wounding six others before killing himself with a bullet to the head. Sherrill, who faced possible dismissal, had been given a poor performance report by his supervisor the previous day.
July 18, 1984 San Ysidro, California
21 killed, 19 injured
James Oliver Huberty, a 41-year-old out-of-work security guard, kills 21 employees and customers at a McDonald’s restaurant. Huberty is fatally shot by a police sniper perched on the roof of a nearby post office.