Timeline of Worldwide School and Mass Shootings

Updated July 27, 2023 | Infoplease Staff

Gun-related tragedies in the U.S. and around the world

The following table lists notable worldwide mass and school shootings from 1996 to the present.

What distinguishes mass shootings from other incidences of gun crime—mob violence, racial lynchings, et cetera—is not entirely clear. Most commonly, mass shootings are defined as events in which a lone perpetrator or a small group of perpetrators uses firearms to kill three or more victims. The highest figures given by the Gun Violence Archive qualify it by the number of people shot, rather than the number of people killed. School shootings by contrast have no numerical qualifier; a school shooting is any incidence of gun violence occurring at or in the vicinity of an educational institution.

The full scope of gun violence in the U.S. and abroad is immense. In the U.S. alone there were 346 mass shootings in 2017, or about one per day. Despite attempts by nonprofits like the Gun Violence Archive and by government agencies, it is almost impossible to present every mass shooting. Rather, these are modern shootings that garnered particular attention or had a lasting cultural impact. Find the date, location, and a short description of each incident.

Feb. 2, 1996
Moses Lake, Wash.
Two students and one teacher killed, one other wounded when 14-year-old Barry Loukaitis opened fire on his algebra class.
Mar. 13, 1996
Dunblane, Scotland
16 children and one teacher killed at Dunblane Primary School by Thomas Hamilton, who then killed himself. 10 others wounded in attack.
Apr. 28-29, 1996
Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia
Martin Bryant, age 28, opened fire at a penal colony, killing 35 people and wounding 23. It was Australia's worst mass killing.
Feb. 19, 1997
Bethel, Alaska
Principal and one student killed, two others wounded by Evan Ramsey, 16.
Mar. 1997
Sanaa, Yemen
Eight people (six students and two others) at two schools killed by Mohammad Ahman al-Naziri.
Oct. 1, 1997
Pearl, Miss.
Two students killed and seven wounded by Luke Woodham, 16, who was also accused of killing his mother. He and his friends were said to be outcasts who worshiped Satan.
Dec. 1, 1997
West Paducah, Ky.
Three students killed, five wounded by Michael Carneal, 14, as they participated in a prayer circle at Heath High School.
Dec. 15, 1997
Stamps, Ark.
Two students wounded. Colt Todd, 14, was hiding in the woods when he shot the students as they stood in the parking lot.
Mar. 24, 1998
Jonesboro, Ark.
Four students and one teacher killed, ten others wounded outside as Westside Middle School emptied during a false fire alarm. Mitchell Johnson, 13, and Andrew Golden, 11, shot at their classmates and teachers from the woods.
Apr. 24, 1998
Edinboro, Pa.
One teacher, John Gillette, killed, two students wounded at a dance at James W. Parker Middle School. Andrew Wurst, 14, was charged.
May 19, 1998
Fayetteville, Tenn.
One student killed in the parking lot at Lincoln County High School three days before he was to graduate. The victim was dating the ex-girlfriend of his killer, 18-year-old honor student Jacob Davis.
May 21, 1998
Springfield, Ore.
Two students killed, 22 others wounded in the cafeteria at Thurston High School by 15-year-old Kip Kinkel. Kinkel had been arrested and released a day earlier for bringing a gun to school. His parents were later found dead at home.
June 15, 1998
Richmond, Va.
One teacher and one guidance counselor wounded by a 14-year-old boy in the school hallway.
Apr. 20, 1999
Littleton, Colo.
14 students (including killers) and one teacher killed, 23 others wounded at Columbine High School in the nation's deadliest school shooting. Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, had plotted for a year to kill at least 500 and blow up their school. At the end of their hour-long rampage, they turned their guns on themselves.
Apr. 28, 1999
Taber, Alberta, Canada
One student killed, one wounded at W. R. Myers High School in first fatal high school shooting in Canada in 20 years. The suspect, a 14-year-old boy, had dropped out of school after he was severely ostracized by his classmates.
May 20, 1999
Conyers, Ga.
Six students injured at Heritage High School by Thomas Solomon, 15, who was reportedly depressed after breaking up with his girlfriend.
Nov. 19, 1999
Deming, N.M.
Victor Cordova Jr., 12, shot and killed Araceli Tena, 13, in the lobby of Deming Middle School.
Dec. 6, 1999
Fort Gibson, Okla.
Four students wounded as Seth Trickey, 13, opened fire with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun at Fort Gibson Middle School.
Dec. 7, 1999
Veghel, Netherlands
One teacher and three students wounded by a 17-year-old student.
Feb. 29, 2000
Mount Morris Township, Mich.
Six-year-old Kayla Rolland shot dead at Buell Elementary School near Flint, Mich. The assailant was identified as a six-year-old boy with a .32-caliber handgun.
Mar. 2000
Branneburg, Germany
One teacher killed by a 15-year-old student, who then shot himself. The shooter has been in a coma ever since.
Mar. 10, 2000
Savannah, Ga.
Two students killed by Darrell Ingram, 19, while leaving a dance sponsored by Beach High School.
May 26, 2000
Lake Worth, Fla.
One teacher, Barry Grunow, shot and killed at Lake Worth Middle School by Nate Brazill, 13, with .25-caliber semiautomatic pistol on the last day of classes.
Sept. 26, 2000
New Orleans, La.
Two students wounded with the same gun during a fight at Woodson Middle School.
Jan. 17, 2001
Baltimore, Md.
One student shot and killed in front of Lake Clifton Eastern High School.
Jan. 18, 2001
Jan, Sweden
One student killed by two boys, ages 17 and 19.
Mar. 5, 2001
Santee, Calif.
Two killed and 13 wounded by Charles Andrew Williams, 15, firing from a bathroom at Santana High School.
Mar. 7, 2001
Williamsport, Pa.
Elizabeth Catherine Bush, 14, wounded student Kimberly Marchese in the cafeteria of Bishop Neumann High School; she was depressed and frequently teased.
Mar. 22, 2001
Granite Hills, Calif.
One teacher and three students wounded by Jason Hoffman, 18, at Granite Hills High School. A policeman shot and wounded Hoffman.
Mar. 30, 2001
Gary, Ind.
One student killed by Donald R. Burt, Jr., a 17-year-old student who had been expelled from Lew Wallace High School.
Nov. 12, 2001
Caro, Mich.
Chris Buschbacher, 17, took two hostages at the Caro Learning Center before killing himself.
Jan. 15, 2002
New York, N.Y.
A teenager wounded two students at Martin Luther King Jr. High School.
Feb. 19, 2002
Freising, Germany
Two killed in Eching by a man at the factory from which he had been fired; he then traveled to Freising and killed the headmaster of the technical school from which he had been expelled. He also wounded another teacher before killing himself.
Apr. 26, 2002
Erfurt, Germany
13 teachers, two students, and one policeman killed, ten wounded by Robert Steinhaeuser, 19, at the Johann Gutenberg secondary school. Steinhaeuser then killed himself.
Apr. 29, 2002
Vlasenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina
One teacher killed, one wounded by Dragoslav Petkovic, 17, who then killed himself.
Oct. 28, 2002
Tucson, Ariz.
Robert S. Flores Jr., 41, a student at the nursing school at the University of Arizona, shot and killed three female professors and then himself.
Apr. 14, 2003
New Orleans, La.
One 15-year-old killed, and three students wounded at John McDonogh High School by gunfire from four teenagers (none were students at the school). The motive was gang-related.
Apr. 24, 2003
Red Lion, Pa.
James Sheets, 14, killed principal Eugene Segro of Red Lion Area Junior High School before killing himself.
Sept. 24, 2003
Cold Spring, Minn.
Two students are killed at Rocori High School by John Jason McLaughlin, 15.
Sept. 28, 2004
Carmen de Patagones, Argentina
Three students killed and 6 wounded by a 15-year-old Argentininan student in a town 620 miles south of Buenos Aires.
Mar. 21, 2005
Red Lake, Minn.
Jeff Weise, 16, killed grandfather and companion, then arrived at school where he killed a teacher, a security guard, 5 students, and finally himself, leaving a total of 10 dead.
Nov. 8, 2005
Jacksboro, Tenn.
One 15-year-old shot and killed an assistant principal at Campbell County High School and seriously wounded two other administrators.
Aug. 24, 2006
Essex, Vt.
Christopher Williams, 27, looking for his ex-girlfriend at Essex Elementary School, shot two teachers, killing one and wounding another. Before going to the school, he had killed the ex-girlfriend's mother.
Sept. 13, 2006
Montreal, Canada
Kimveer Gill, 25, opened fire with a semiautomatic weapon at Dawson College. Anastasia De Sousa, 18, died and more than a dozen students and faculty were wounded before Gill killed himself.
Sept. 27, 2006
Bailey, Colo.
Adult male held six students hostage at Platte Canyon High School and then shot and killed Emily Keyes, 16, and himself.
Sept. 29, 2006
Cazenovia, Wis.
A 15-year-old student shot and killed Weston School principal John Klang.
Oct. 3, 2006
Nickel Mines, Pa.
32-year-old Carl Charles Roberts IV entered the one-room West Nickel Mines Amish School and shot 10 schoolgirls, ranging in age from 6 to 13 years old, and then himself. Five of the girls and Roberts died.
Jan. 3, 2007
Tacoma, Wash.
Douglas Chanthabouly, 18, shot fellow student Samnang Kok, 17, in the hallway of Henry Foss High School.
April 16, 2007
Blacksburg, Va.
A 23-year-old Virginia Tech student, Cho Seung-Hui, killed two in a dorm, then killed 30 more 2 hours later in a classroom building. His suicide brought the death toll to 33, making the shooting rampage the most deadly in U.S. history. Fifteen others were wounded.
Sept. 21, 2007
Dover, Del.
A Delaware State Univesity Freshman, Loyer D. Brandon, shot and wounded two other Freshman students on the University campus. Brandon is being charged with attempted murder, assault, reckless engagement, as well as a gun charge.
Oct. 10, 2007
Cleveland, Ohio
A 14-year-old student at a Cleveland high school, Asa H. Coon, shot and injured two students and two teachers before he shot and killed himself. The victims' injuries were not life-threatening.
Nov. 7, 2007
Tuusula, Finland
An 18-year-old student in southern Finland shot and killed five boys, two girls, and the female principal at Jokela High School. At least 10 others were injured. The gunman shot himself and died from his wounds in the hospital.
Feb. 8, 2008
Baton Rouge, La.
A nursing student shot and killed two women and then herself in a classroom at Louisiana Technical College in Baton Rouge.
Feb. 11, 2008
Memphis, Tenn.
A 17-year-old student at Mitchell High School shot and wounded a classmate in gym class.
Feb. 12, 2008
Oxnard, Calif.
A 14-year-old boy shot a student at E.O. Green Junior High School causing the 15-year-old victim to be brain dead.
Feb. 14, 2008
DeKalb, Ill.
Gunman killed five students and then himself, and wounded 17 more when he opened fire on a classroom at Northern Illinois University. The gunman, Stephen P. Kazmierczak, was identified as a former graduate student at the university in 2007.
Sept. 23, 2008
Kauhajoki, Finland
A 20-year-old male student shot and killed at least nine students and himself at a vocational college in Kauhajok, 330km (205 miles) north of the capital, Helsinki.
Nov. 12, 2008
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
A 15-year-old female student was shot and killed by a classmate at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale.
Mar. 11, 2009
Winnenden, Germany
Fifteen people were shot and killed at Albertville Technical High School in southwestern Germany by a 17-year-old boy who attended the same school.
Apr. 30, 2009
Azerbaijan, Baku
A Georgian citizen of Azerbaijani descent killed 12 students and staff at Azerbaijan State Oil Academy. Several others were wounded.
Nov. 5, 2009
Killeen, Tex.
A shooting at the Fort Hood army post kills 13 and injures 29. Ten of those killed are military personnel, while one is a civilian. The alleged shooter is Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an army psychiatrist, was shot four times by an officer on the scene, but he survived the attack.
Feb. 5, 2010
Madison, Ala.
At Discovery Middle School, a ninth-grader was shot by another student during a class change. The boy, whose name was not released, pulled out a gun and shot Todd Brown in the head while walking the hallway. Brown later died at Huntsville Hospital.
Feb. 12, 2010
Huntsville, Ala.
During a meeting on campus, Amy Bishop, a biology professor, began shot her colleagues, killing three and wounding three others. A year earlier, Bishop had been denied tenure.
Mar. 9, 2010
Columbus, Ohio
A man opens fire at Ohio State University, killing two employees and wounding one other. The shooter had recently received an "unsatisfactory" job evaluation and was going to be fired on March 13.
Jan. 5, 2011
Omaha, Nebr.
Two people were killed and two more injured in a shooting at Millard South High School. Shortly after being suspended from school, the shooter returned and shot the assistant principal, principal, and the school nurse. The shooter then left campus and took his own life.
Jan. 8, 2011
Tuscon, Ariz.
Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in an assassination attempt. At least 17 others are shot by a gunman, identified as Jared Lee Loughner, who opened fire on the congresswoman's constituent meeting outside a local grocery store. Six people are fatally wounded, including U.S. District Court Judge John Roll, and a young girl.
Jan. 5, 2011
Houston, Tex.
Two people opened fire during a Worthing High School powder-puff football game. One former student died. Five other people were injured.
Apr. 7, 2011
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A 23-year-old former student returned to his public elementary school in Rio de Janeiro and began firing, killing 12 children and seriously wounding more than a dozen others, before shooting himself in the head. While Brazil has seen gang-related violence in urban areas, this was the worst school shooting the country has ever seen.
May 10, 2011
San Jose, California
Three people were killed in a parking garage at San Jose State University. Two former students were found dead on the fifth floor of the garage. A third, the suspected shooter, died later at the hospital.
July 22, 2011
Tyrifjorden, Buskerud, Norway
A gunman disguised as a policeman opened fire at a camp for young political activists on the island of Utoya. The gunman kills 68 campers, including personal friends of Prime Minister Stoltenberg. Police arrested Anders Behring Breivik, a 32-year-old Norwegian who had been been linked to an anti-Islamic group.
Dec. 8, 2011
Blacksburg, Va.
A Virginia Tech police officer was shot and killed by a 22-year old student of Radford University. The shooting took place in a parking lot on Virginia Tech's campus.
Feb. 10, 2012
Walpole, N. H.
A 14-year-old student shot himself in front of 70 fellow students.
Feb. 27, 2012
Chardon, Ohio
At Chardon High School, a former classmate opened fire, killing three students and injuring six. Arrested shortly after the incident, the shooter said that he randomly picked students.
Mar. 6, 2012
Jacksonville, Fla.
Shane Schumerth, a 28-year-old teacher at Episcopal High School, returned to the campus after being fired and shot and killed the headmistress, Dale Regan, with an assault rifle.
Mar. 19, 2012
Toulouse, France
Mohammed Merah, a French man of Algerian descent, shot and killed a rabbi, two of his children, and another child at a Jewish school. Police believe he had earlier shot and killed three paratroopers. Merah said he was a member of Al Qaeda and that he was seeking revenge for the killing of Palestinian children.
Apr. 2, 2012
Oakland, Calif.
One Goh, a 43-year-old former student at Oikos University, a Christian school populated by mostly Korean and Korean-Americans, opened fire on the campus, killing seven people and wounding several others.
July 20, 2012
Aurora, Colo.
During a midnight screening of the film The Dark Knight Rises, a gunman opens fire on the crowded theater. At least 12 people are killed and 38 others are wounded. The suspect, James Holmes, set off a smoke device in the front of the theater before opening fire. Directly after the incident, Holmes, age 24, was arrested in a parking lot behind the theater.
Aug. 5, 2012
Oak Creek, Wis.
A gunman opens fire at a Sikh temple, killing six people and wounding three. Police shot and killed the suspect, Wade Michael Page, after the attack. Page, a neo-Nazi, served in the U.S. Army from 1992 to 1998.
Dec. 11, 2012
Portland, Ore.
Jacob Tyler Roberts, 22, opened fire in the Clackamas Town Center mall, located 11 miles from downtown Portland, Oregon. Using an AR-15 semiautomatic assault rifle, Roberts killed two people and wounded one other. He then took his own life.
Dec. 14, 2012
Newtown, Conn.
Adam Lanza, 20, killed 20 children and six others at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. He killed his mother, Nancy, at her home prior to the massacre at the school. Lanza committed suicide after the rampage. The shooting was the second deadliest in U.S. history, behind the 2007 shooting at Virginia Polytechnic Institute that claimed 32 people.
Sept. 16, 2013
Washington, D.C.
Former Navy reservist Aaron Alexis, 34, killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard, near the U.S. Capitol. He was killed in a shootout with police. Alexis was employed at the base by a military subcontractor.
Sept. 21, 2013
Nairobi, Kenya
Shabab militants, who are based in Somalia, attacked an upscale mall, killing nearly 70 people and wounding about 175. The siege lasted for three days, with persistent fighting between government troops and militants. The attack was meticulously planned, and the militants proved to be challenging for the government to dislodge from the Westgate mall.
Oct. 21, 2013
Sparks, Nev.
A middle-school student shoots and kills Michael Landsberry, a math teacher at Sparks Middle School. The student then shot himself in front of other students.
Apr. 2, 2014
Killeen, Tex.
An Iraq war veteran opens fire at the Fort Hood Army base and kills three people before turning the gun on himself. At least 16 people are injured. The suspect, Army Specialist Ivan Lopez, was being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder, according to the Pentagon. Another fatal shooting at the base took place in 2009.
May 23, 2014
Isla Vista, Calif.
A gunman, identified as Elliot Rodger, kills six people and wounds 13 others in Isla Vista, Calif., a small town near Santa Barbara. He stabs three men in his apartment before driving to locations throughout the town where he kills three students from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Before the rampage, Rodger, age 22, posts a video called "Elliot Rodger's Retribution" on his YouTube Channel and writes a 137-page manifesto. In both, he expresses his anger over being rejected by women and his plans for revenge.
June 5, 2014
Seattle, Wash.
A man armed with a shotgun opens fire at Seattle Pacific University, killing one student and wounding two others. The suspect, Aaron Ybarra, 26, is not a student at the college. He was subdued by a student security guard and taken into custody.
Oct. 24, 2014
Marysville, Wash.
Jaylen Ray Fryberg, a popular freshman at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, opens fire in the cafeteria, killing two students and critically wounding three others before turning the gun on himself.
Jan. 7, 2015
Paris, France
Three masked gunmen storm the office of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical weekly magazine, and kill 12 people, including the paper's top editors and cartoonists, as well as two police officers. The provocative magazine is known for publishing charged cartoons that satirized Islamic terrorists and the Prophet Muhammad.
June 17, 2015
Charleston, S. C.
A white male opened fire during a prayer service at the historically significant Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, killing nine people, including Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the church's pastor and a state senator. The alleged gunman, Dylann Storm Roof, 21, sat in the church for about an hour before beginning the rampage. He was caught about 200 miles away on June 18.
July 16, 2015
Chattanooga, Tenn.
A gunman opened fire at a Navy and Marine recruiting center, killing four Marines. Three other people, including a recruiter and police officer were injured. One of the injured men later died of his wounds. The suspect, identified as Muhammad Youssef Abdulzeez, was shot and killed by police.
Oct. 1, 2015
Roseburg, Ore.
A gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College. Nine people were killed and seven more wounded. The suspected shooter, 26- year-old Chris Harper Mercer, killed himself after exchanging gunfire with the police.
Dec. 2, 2015
San Bernardino, Calif.
Fourteen people were killed and more than 20 wounded when two people opened fire at a holiday party at the Inland Regional Center, a service facility for people with disabilities and special needs. The suspects, husband and wife Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, were killed in a shootout with police after the rampage. Officials said they believe the attack was terrorism related.
Jan. 22, 2016
La Loche, Sask.
This shooting began when two brothers were shot and killed in their home on Dene Crescent before the 17-year-old boy moved onto the La Loche Community School and gunned down two teachers in the Dene building there, then being later apprehended.
Feb. 20, 2016
Kalamazoo, Mich.
An Uber driver, Jason Brian Dalton, went on a killing rampage throughout the town of Kalamazoo, Michigan killing 6 people. He started the 6-hour deadly spree by shooting a woman outside her townhouse, leaving her in critical condition. Then Dalton killed two men in a brightly-lit Kia dealership parking lot, after which he moved into a Cracker Barrel parking lot, killing four women there. A 14-year-old girl was also left in critical condition, but survived. The killer was arrested two hours after the shootings.
Feb. 25, 2016
Hesston, Kans.
A gunman opened fire at Excel Industries, a ride-on mower manufacturing plant, killing three people and wounding 14. A police officer and the assailant exchanged gunfire, and the suspect was killed. While driving to the plant, he fired several shots out of the car window, wounding three people. The gunman, who worked at Excel Industries, used an assault rifle in the shooting spree. His name was not released.
Apr. 23, 2016
Antigo, Wis.
An 18-year-old boy named Jakob Wagner opened fire at the Antigo High School prom. He shot 4 of his fellow students, none of which died from the injuries sustained. He was then chased out of the building and exchanged fire with a school police officer. Wagner was shot down in a field after trying to flee the scene. He died in the hospital a few hours later.
June 1, 2016
Los Angeles, Calif.
On the campus of UCLA a week before finals, a gunman shot and killed an instructor, William S. Klug, before killing himself. Assistant Professor Klug, 39, was a father of two who worked in the mechanical and aerospace engineering department.
June 12, 2016
Orlando, Fla.
A mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub in the early hours of Sunday, June 12, 2016, left 50 people dead, including the gunman, and more than 50 injured. The shooter was identified as Omar Mateen, 29, who entered the nightclub armed with an assault rifle and a pistol. According to authorities, Mr. Mateen pledged his allegiance to ISIS via a 911 call from inside the nightclub. This massacre is the deadliest mass shooting on U.S. soil.
July 7, 2016
Dallas, Tex.
Five police officers were killed and seven others wounded in a deadly ambush during a protest against recent fatal police shootings of two black men in Baton Rouge, La. and Minnesota. The shooter was military veteran Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, of Mesquite, Texas, who deliberately targeted the law enforcement officers.
Sept. 28, 2016
Townville, S. C.
A homeschooled teenager, Jesse Osborne, 14, shot and killed his father, then drove to the local elementary school playground where he shot two male students and a female teacher. The teacher and one of the boys were treated and released from the hospital; the other boy later died. The shooter was charged with murder.
Oct. 18, 2016
San Francisco, Calif.
Four males waited in the parking lot of San Francisco's June Jordan School for Equity and City Arts and Technology High School as students were released for the day, opening fire and injuring four students including a 15-year-old female who was critically injured.
Jan. 15, 2017
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
A student at Colegio Americano del Noreste, brought a handgun to class and  shot several classmates and himself. The high school had not yet implemented security measures that became widespread in Mexico in the prior decade. 
Jan. 29, 2017
Quebec, Canada
Alexandre Bissonnette, a Quebecois man who publicly expressed anti-Muslim sentiments, attacked the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec, where he killed six and injured nineteen who were attending prayer. 
Apr. 10, 2017
San Bernadino, Calif.
A teacher at North Park Elementary School is shot and killed by her husband in her classroom. The shooter, who would go on to take his own life with his gun, also shot two students. One, eight years old, was fatally wounded, and another injured.
Oct. 1, 2017
Las Vegas, Nev.
64-year-old Stephen Paddock, a retired area man, killed 58 and injured over 800 from the window of his room in the Mandalay Bay hotel. Paddock fired more than 1,000 rounds from 24 legally acquired guns. Paddock had no connections to hate groups, and no clear motive has ever been established. This is the worst attack by a single perpetrator in U.S. history.
Oct. 20, 2017
Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil
An unidentified student brought a pistol to class, killing two and injuring four. The shooter attempted suicide before being talked down by a teacher. He claimed inspiration from Columbine and the Realengo shooting. 
Nov. 5, 2017
Sutherland Springs, Tex.
Devin Kelley opened fire at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, killing 26 and injuring 20 more. He was shot by a civilian while fleeing. He crashed his escape vehicle, then committed suicide. Kelley was prohibited from gun ownership after being court-martialed in the Air Force, however the FBI was not notified and he was still able to acquire firearms. This was the deadliest ever attack at a place of worship in the U.S.
Nov. 14, 2017
Rancho Tehama, Calif.
Near the end of a two-day rampage killing, Kevin Neal drives a truck into Rancho Tehama Elementary. Neal had killed several neighbors, his wife, and a number of strangers prior. Police suspected Neal was going to kill his neighbors' son.
Jan. 23, 2018
Marshall County, Ky.
A sophomore student at Marshall County High School went to his school and opened fire in the school lobby. He shot 16 people in the lobby at Marshall County High School and injured 4 more by other means. Two students died. 
Feb. 14, 2018
Parkland, Florida
A former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who had been expelled for behavioral reasons, Nikolas Cruz, brought a semi-automatic rifle to his old school. He triggered a fire alarm and shot the fleeing students and faculty. The suspect, was arrested a distance away after he escaped in the crowd of students. He now faces charges for the murder of 17 people, and the attempted murder of 14 more.

Mar. 9, 2018
Yountville, California

An Afghanistan veteran and former resident at the Pathway Home, a program for struggling veterans, entered the Pathway Home facility and took personnel hostage. He shot three, including an expecting mother, and then himself. 
Apr. 22, 2018
Nashville, Tennessee
Despite having his firearms seized by police due, Travis Reinking had his guns returned to him by his father, Jeffrey Reinking. He would later use these firearms to kill four people and wound four more in a Waffle House in Nashville. Travis Reinking was diagnosed with schizophrenia and committed to a mental hospital.
May 18, 2018
Santa Fe, Texas
A student at Santa Fe High School, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, opened fire at his school, killing 10 and wounding 13. Pagourtzis also brought explosive devices, although they never detonated. He is charged with counts of capital murder and attempted murder. 
May 30-June 4, 2018
Scottsdale, Arizona
Spree killer Dwight Jones, 56, killed six people over the course of several days, and then himself to evade arrest. Four of the killings were people with connections to Jones's divorce, while two were an elderly couple from whom he stole a gun.
June 28, 2018
Annapolis, Maryland
Shooter Jarrod Ramos entered the offices of the newspaper The Capital Gazette, killing five and wounding two. Ramos had attempted to sue the paper for defamation after they reported on his stalking an acquaintance, then resorted to threats after the lawsuit was dismissed. 
August 26, 2018
Jacksonville Florida
David Katz, a participant in a video game tournament for the sports game Madden NFL 19, opened fire at the tournament after being eliminated from the competition. He killed two and himself, and wounded eleven. 
Oct. 3, 2018
Florence, South Carolina
Fred Hopkins, a Vietnam War veteran, shot at police officers as they came searching for his son, Seth Hopkins. Seth was under investigation for charges of sexually assaulting a minor. Fred Hopkins killed two officers and wounded six in a shootout, during which he held several children hostage. 
Oct. 17, 2018
Kerch, Crimea
A student at Kerch Polytechnic College, Vladislav Roslyakov, brought a shotgun and 150 rounds to his college, where he proceeded to kill 20 students and staff and wound 70. Vladislav was an avowed fan of Columbine shooters Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, participating in several online fan communities. 
Oct. 27, 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
White nationalist Robert Bowers, who regularly participated on extremist message boards and published posts online promoting common far-right and anti-semitic conspiracies, opened fire at the Tree of Life synagogue, killing 11 and wounding seven. He targeted the synagogue due to its support of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, a humanitarian group that supports refugees, claiming that it brought in immigrants from Latin America to nefarious ends. This was the most significant attack against the Jewish community in the U.S. in decades. 
Nov. 7, 2018
Thousand Oaks, California
A former U.S. Marine, Ian Long, shot patrons at the Borderline Bar and Grill, of which he was allegedly a regular customer. He killed twelve, including a survivor of the Las Vegas shooting in 2017, and wounded one (at least nine more were injured, but not by gunfire). 
Nov. 19, 2018
Chicago, Illinois
A shooter killed a doctor, his former fiancee, at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, as well as a police officer, one other person, and himself. 
Jan. 23, 2018
Sebring, Florida
Five women were shot and killed at a bank in Sebring, Florida during a hostage situation; a suspect was arrested, and awaits trial. 
Jan. 26, 2019
Ascension Parish and Livingston Parish, Louisiana
Suspect Dakota Theriot stands accused of shooting his own parents and three others in Louisiana. Theriot's father was alive when law enforcement found him, and he identified his son as the shooter. 
Feb. 15, 2019
Aurora, Illinois
An employee at Henry Pratt killed five other employees at his workplace, and injured six others, including five police officers. 
Mar. 13, 2019
Suzano, Brazil
Two former students of the Professor Raul Brasil State School, Guilherme Taucci Monteiro and Luiz Henrique de Castro, went to the school and opened fire. They killed five students, two teachers, and themselves, as well as wounding eleven. They killed Monteiro's uncle prior to attacking the school.
Mar. 15, 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand
Brenton Tarrant, a reported white supremacist who publicly espoused anti-Muslim sentiments, attacked two mosques. He killed 51 and wounded 49. Tarrant awaits trial, which will likely begin in 2020.
Apr. 30, 2019
Charlotte, North Carolina
A student gunman opened fire at UNC Charlotte on the last day of classes, killing two and wounding four. He was arrested after running out of ammunition. 
May 7, 2019
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Two students at the STEM School Highlands Ranch stole guns from their parents and brought them to the school in a guitar case. They fatally shot one student, and wounded eight others. 
May 31, 2019
Virginia Beach, Virginia
A city employee killed twelve and wounded four at a public works building, before being killed by police. The shooter had no prior disciplinary or criminal record, had served in the National Guard, and had acquired all of his firearms legally.
June 8, 2019
White Swan, Washington
A local youth in the Yakama Indian Reservation opened fire and killed five others. The Yakama government instituted a youth curfew, as well as a crime hotline and increased criminal penalties for Yakama people in hopes of discouraging further violence. 
July 28, 2019
Gilroy, California
19-year-old Santino Legan targeted the Gilroy Garlic Festival, killing three and wounding 12. Legan, who was killed at the scene, reportedly had a list of other targets, including prominent national organizations. As a result, the FBI has begun investigating it as a case of domestic terrorism. 
August 3, 2019
El Paso, Texas
Shooter Patrick Crusius reportedly published a white nationalist/anti-Hispanic manifesto before opening fire at a Walmart near the U.S.-Mexico border, over 600 miles away from his home. The shooter killed 22 and wounded a further 24. 
August 4, 2019
Dayton, Ohio
After being denied entry into a bar, gunman Connor Betts shot 36 people, killing nine. He also died at the scene. Upon investigation, police determined that Betts had no racial or political motive; the shooter publicly espoused support for gun control and liked posts condemning the El Paso shooter. 
May 8, 2021
Kabul, Afghanistan
A car bomb was detonated in front of Sayed al-Shuhada school in western Kabul, a school primarily serving Hazara students. Upwards of 60 people died and nearly 200 were injured. The Taliban has persecuted Hazara people regularly, and has broadly opposed schools educating young women.
September 20, 2021
Perm, Russia
18-year-old shooter Timur Bekmansurov brought a shotgun to Perm State University in the city of Perm, where he killed 6 and wounded 43. Statements from the shooter and public investigation revealed no terrorist connections, and no clear political or religious motivation.
December 27, 2021
Denver and Lakewood, Colorado
After a gunman went on a spree in the Denver area, 6 people were left dead and 2 were injured before the shooter was killed during an armed confrontation with the police.
March 27, 2022
Las Tinajas, Mexico
As part of a suspected gang-related attack, 20 people were killed in Mexico's Michoacan state in the middle of a cockfight. Several others were wounded during the conflict.
May 24, 2022
Uvalde, Texas
In the Robb Elementary School shooting, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos open fire and killed 19 fellow students and 2 teachers, wounding many other individuals, including his grandmother before leaving the house. This school shooting is the deadliest in Texas, and the third-deadliest in American history.
Sources: Newspaper reports.


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