The deadliest shootings in the United States in 30 years

September 14, 2021 by archyde

The deadliest shootings in the United States in 30 years

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In pictures: a mass killing in Las Vegas


Las Vegas: 58 dead

On October 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, on a crowd below who was attending a country music concert in Las Vegas (Nevada, west), killing 58 people and nearly 500 injured.

The Islamic State (IS) group quickly claimed responsibility for the shooting, the deadliest in American history, but according to the American police no evidence has so far linked Paddock, who committed suicide, to the organization. jihadist.

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Orlando: 49 deaths

On June 12, 2016, an American of Afghan origin, Omar Mateen, kills 49 people and injures about 50 in a gay club in Orlando (Florida, southeast), perpetrating the worst attack in the United States since those of the 11 September 2001. After three hours of negotiations, the security forces stormed, killing the assailant. ISIS, to which the terrorist had sworn allegiance, claims responsibility for the shooting.

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Virginia Tech : 32 morts

On April 16, 2007, a 23-year-old Korean student killed 32 people before taking his own life on the campus of Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg (Virginia, east).

The deadliest shootings in the United States in 30 years

The deadliest shootings in the United States in 30 years

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President Obama in Newtown

A crowd gathered in the Newtown High School auditorium where an ecumenical ceremony was held in memory of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

Sandy Hook : 26 morts

On December 14, 2012, a young man kills 26 people, including 20 elementary school children, in the Sandy Hook school in Newtown (Connecticut, northeast), before committing suicide.

Sutherland: 26 dead

On Sunday, November 5, 2017, a man shot dead 26 people at a church in the small town of Sutherland, Texas, during worship. It also injured around 20 parishioners. Police found his body in his car.

Killeen : 22 morts

On October 16, 1991, a man kills 22 people in a restaurant in Killeen (Texas) and injures twenty others before killing himself.

Parkland: 17 dead

On February 14, 2018, on Valentine’s Day, a 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire at a high school in Parkland, Southeast Florida, killing 17 people before being arrested.

The deadliest shootings in the United States in 30 years

The deadliest shootings in the United States in 30 years

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The San Bernardino shooting in pictures

San Bernardino: 14 dead

On December 2, 2015, a married couple of radicalized Islamists of Pakistani origin opened fire during a Christmas lunch in San Bernardino (California, west), killing 14 and injuring 22.

Fort Hood: 13 dead

On November 5, 2009, a military psychiatrist of Palestinian origin unleashed the most serious shooting at an American military base, killing 13 people and injuring 32 in Fort Hood (Texas), before being wounded and restrained.

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Binghamton : 13 morts

On April 3, 2009, a man of Vietnamese origin kills 13 people in a reception center for immigrants in Binghamton (State of New York, northeast).

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Columbine : 13 morts

On April 20, 1999, in Littleton (Colorado, west), two high school students opened fire at Columbine High School and killed 12 students and a teacher and injured 24 other people. The two shooters committed suicide at the scene of the massacre.

Washington : 12 morts

On September 16, 2013, a man, working for a Department of Defense contractor, opened fire at US Navy offices in Washington DC, killing 12 people, before being shot by police.

The deadliest shootings in the United States in 30 years

The deadliest shootings in the United States in 30 years

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Colorado movie theater shooting

Colorado police say at least 12 people were killed and 59 injured in a shooting at a movie theater in suburban Denver, Colorado.

Aurora: 12 dead

On July 20, 2012, a heavily armed young man broke into a multiplex in Aurora (Colorado) and opened fire on the audience of a midnight “Batman” screening, killing 12 and wounding 70. The perpetrator of the killings, James Holmes, was sentenced in August 2015 to life imprisonment without the possibility of release.

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Santa Fe: between 8 and 10 dead

Between 8 and 10 people were killed in a May 18, 2018 shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas. According to initial information provided by the local sheriff, the majority of the victims are students and the gunman is also a high school student, who was arrested.

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

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