Factbox: Grim chronology of the mass shootings in the United States
May 15 (Reuters) – A white teenager in camouflage and body armor opened fire at a grocery store in a black neighborhood of Buffalo, New York, on Saturday, killing 10 people in an attack authorities described as an act of “violent extremism.” ‘ denoted by race.
According to authorities, the man drove about 200 miles from his home outside of Binghamton to the store where he staged the attack and live streamed the carnage on social media platform Twitch. Continue reading
The killing spree is the latest in a string of high-profile mass shootings across the United States this year, and the second in upstate New York in as many months.
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Below is a list of recent major mass shootings:
— NEW YORK CITY, April 12, 2022 — In one of the most violent attacks in the history of New York City’s mass transit system, 23 people were injured when a 62-year-old man activated a smoke bomb and opened fire on a subway train. The next day he was taken into custody.
— MICHIGAN, Nov. 30, 2021 — Four students were killed and seven others injured after a teenager opened fire at a high school in Oxford, Michigan. It was the deadliest school shooting in the United States in the past year.
— INDIANAPOLIS, April 16, 2021 — A former FedEx employee who was undergoing psychiatric treatment shot dead eight people and injured several others at a shipping company facility in Indiana before taking his own life, authorities said.
— CALIFORNIA, March 31, 2021 — Four people were killed, including a child, in a shooting at an office building in suburban Los Angeles before the suspect was arrested.
– COLORADO, March 22, 2021 – A mass shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado killed 10 people, including a police officer.
– ATLANTA, March 16, 2021 – Eight people, including six women of Asian descent, have been shot dead in a series of attacks on day spas in and around Atlanta. A male suspect was arrested.
– MILWAUKEE, February 26, 2020 – A gunman opened fire at the Molson Coors Beverage Co brewery complex in Milwaukee, killing five employees before committing suicide.
– ILLINOIS, February 15, 2019 – A man opened fire at an Illinois factory after being fired, killing five workers before being killed by police.
– EL PASO, August 3, 2019 – A man shot and killed 22 people at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas. A statement believed to have been written by the suspect called the attack “a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas.” Authorities arrested the shooter.
– DAYTON, Aug. 4, 2019 – A gunman wearing bulletproof vests opened fire in downtown Dayton, Ohio, killing nine people, including his sister. The police killed the shooter.
— VIRGINIA BEACH, May 31, 2019 — A disgruntled public utility worker opened fire on co-workers at a Virginia municipal building, killing 12 people before being fatally shot by police.
– THOUSAND OAKS, November 7, 2018 – A former Marine combat veteran killed 12 people at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. Then he killed himself.
– TREE OF LIFE, October 27, 2018 – A gunman burst into the Tree of Life synagogue near Pittsburgh and shot at parishioners who had gathered for a Sabbath service, killing 11.
– SANTA FE, Texas, May 18, 2018 – A 17-year-old student opened fire at his high school outside of Houston, killing nine students and a teacher before surrendering to officers.
— PARKLAND, February 14, 2018 — A former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., killed 17 students and educators.
— SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Nov. 5, 2017 — A man who was kicked out of the U.S. Air Force for beating his wife and child fatally shot 26 people at a rural Texas church where his in-laws were praying before he left killed.
– LAS VEGAS, October 1, 2017 – A gunman opened fire on a country music festival from a 32nd floor hotel suite, killing 58 people before taking his own life.
– ORLANDO, June 12, 2016 – A gunman shot dead 49 people at Pulse, a gay nightclub, before being shot dead by police.
— SAN BERNARDINO, December 2, 2015 — A couple killed 14 people at a workplace Christmas party in San Bernardino, Southern California, before dying in a shootout with police.
– ROSEBURG, Oct. 1, 2015 – A gunman snuck onto the campus of an Oregon college, opened fire and killed nine people before police shot him dead.
– CHARLESTON, June 17, 2015 – A white supremacist killed nine black churchgoers at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. He was sentenced to death.
– WASHINGTON, DC, September 16, 2013 – A former Navy reservist working as a government contractor killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard. He was shot by the police.
– NEWTOWN, December 14, 2012 – A heavily armed gunman killed 26 people, including 20 children between the ages of five and 10, in a shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
– AURORA, July 20, 2012 – A masked gunman killed 12 people at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. He received multiple life sentences.
– FORT HOOD, Nov. 5, 2009 – An Army major and a psychiatrist opened fire on Fort Hood, a US Army base in Texas, killing 13 people.
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Reporting by Tyler Clifford in New York; Editing by Lisa Shumaker
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