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A Look at Recent Deadly Mass Shootings in US

Here's a list of some deadly mass shootings over the past few years



    Shooter, 6-Year-Old Victim Among 4 Dead in Calif. Garlic Festival Shooting

    Four people were killed, including one suspect, and at least 12 others were shot at a garlic festival in Gilroy, California. (Published Monday, July 29, 2019)

    The mass shooting that left 3 dead and at least 11 injured at a garlic fesitval in Gilroy, California, is the latest in a list of deadly shootings that have rocked the country. Here are some deadly mass shootings over the past few years. 

    Mass Shootings in the U.S.

    Single attacks in a public place in which four or more victims were killed. The data does not include shootings stemming from crimes such as robberies and gang violence. More on the data source.

    Last updated Aug. 5, 2019

    — May 31, 2019: 11 city employees and one contractor were killed when a fellow city worker, DeWayne Craddock, opened fire inside a municipal building in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

    — Feb. 15, 2019: A 15-year employee being fired from a suburban Chicago manufacturing company in Aurora, Illinois, started shooting, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he was killed by police.

    — Nov. 7, 2018: Ian David Long killed 12 people at a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, California, before taking his own life. Long was a Marine combat veteran of the war in Afghanistan.

    — Oct. 27, 2018: Robert Bowers is accused of opening fire at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, during Shabbat morning services, killing 11 and injuring others. It's the deadliest attack on Jews in the U.S. in history.

    — June 28, 2018: Jarrod Ramos shot through the windows of the Capital Gazette offices in Annapolis, Maryland, before turning the weapon on employees there, killing five at The Capital newspaper. Authorities say Ramos had sent threatening letters to the newspaper prior to the attack.

    — May 18, 2018: Dimitrios Pagourtzis began shooting during an art class at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. The 17-year-old killed eight students and two teachers and 13 others were wounded. Explosive were found at the school and off campus.

    — Feb. 14, 2018: Nikolas Cruz shot and killed 17 students and staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It surpassed Columbine High School as the deadliest shooting at a high school in U.S. history.

    — Nov. 5, 2017: Devin Patrick Kelley, who had been discharged from the Air Force after a conviction for domestic violence, used an AR-style firearm to shoot up a congregation at a small church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing more than two dozen.

    — Oct. 1, 2017: Stephen Paddock opened fire on an outdoor music festival on the Las Vegas Strip from the 32nd floor of a hotel-casino, killing 58 people and wounding more than 500. SWAT teams with explosives then stormed his room and found he had killed himself.