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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.