The Deadliest Mass Shootings In US History

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(WABNEWS Spanish) — The United States usually reports mass shootings frequently. These are the deadliest in the country’s recent history.

Walmart in El Paso


August 3, 2019: Twenty people are killed when a man walks into a Walmart and starts shooting. Authorities said as many as 3,000 shoppers and 100 employees were inside the building at the time.

Parkland, Fla.

February 14, 2018: A former student opens fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The suspect had been expelled for disciplinary reasons, authorities said. He was arrested shortly after the attack.

First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs

November 5, 2017: A man walks into a small church in a rural Texas town and shoots 25 people and an unborn child dead. The shooter, identified by two law enforcement sources as Devin Patrick Kelley, is found dead after a short chase, but it is unclear if he was shot or killed himself. It is the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history.

music festival in las vegas

October 1, 2017: A gunman, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, shoots from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino hotel into a crowd of more than 20,000 gathered on the Las Vegas Strip for the Las Vegas festival. music Route 91 Harvest. He kills 58 people and wounds more than 500. Police believe the gunman committed suicide. It is the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

Pulse nightclub

June 12, 2016: Omar Saddiqui Mateen, 29, opens fire inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando. At least 49 people are killed and more than 50 are injured. Police shoot and kill Mateen during an operation to free hostages officials say he was holding inside the club.

Massacre at Virginia Tech

The shooting at Virginia Tech University in the state of Virginia in April 2007 left 32 people dead. The assailant was a 23-year-old student identified as Seung-hui Cho.

Sandy Hook School Massacre

In December 2012, an attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, claimed the lives of 20 children and seven adults. The aggressor, Adam Lanza, 20, also died in the events, raising the number of fatalities to 28.

Massacre at Luby’s Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas

In October 1991, 35-year-old George Hennan crashed his vehicle into a coffee shop in Killeen, Texas, then shot at the scene, killing 23 people.

Massacre at McDonald’s in San Ysidro, California

In July 1984, James Huberty, carrying three different guns, shot at point-blank range at a McDonald’s restaurant in San Ysidro, California. He killed 21 people between adults and children.

Massacre at the University of Texas at Austin

In August 1966, Charles Joseph Whitman, a former United States Marine, killed 16 people and wounded 30 at the University of Texas. The man had killed his mother and his wife before arriving at the university.



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