15 Deadliest Mass Shootings in Modern US History (Video)

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The worst-ever mass shootings in the history of US: from Las Vegas (58 killed) attack to Aurora, Colorado shooting (12 killed).  

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1. The Harvest Festival

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Location: Las Vegas, Nev.

Date: Oct. 1, 2017.

Victims: 58 killed and about 515 wounded.

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Shooter: Stephen Paddock, 64. About 20,000 people came to the Mandalay Bay Resort  for the Harvest Festival. It is believed the shooter killed himself. The motive remains unclear.

2. Pulse Nightclub Shooting

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Location: Orlando, Fla.

Date: Jun. 12, 2016.

Victims: 49 killed and more than 58 wounded.

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Shooter: Omar Mateen, 29. On a Sunday morning, the shooter entered a gay nightclub in Orlando and shot about 49 people. His motive is considered to be a hate crime. The shooter then was killed by the police.

3. Campus of Virginia Tech

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Location:  Blacksburg, Va.

Date: April 16, 2007.

Victims: 33 killed (including the shooter) and 17 wounded.

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Shooter: Seung-Hui Cho, 23. A student at Virginia Tech guns down 32 people at two different campus locations. He was believed to be mentally unhealthy.

4. Sandy Hook Elementary School

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Location:  Newtown, Conn.

Date: Dec. 14, 2012.

Victims: 28 killed (including shooter and his mother) and 2 wounded.

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Shooter: Adam Lanza, 20. He shot 20 elementary school children aged 6-7 as well as eight adults. Then he committed suicide. Before the shooting, Lanza gunned down his own mother at home. He later committed suicide. Motive: Lanza was mentally unstable.

5. First Baptist Church

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Location:  Sutherland Springs, Tex.

Date: Nov. 5, 2017

Victims: 26 killed and 20 injured.

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Shooter: Devin Patrick Kelley, 26.  Local citizens from 5 to 72 years were found among the victims, including a 14-year old daughter of the First Baptist Church’s pastor, Annabelle Pomeroy. The morive remains unknown.

6. Luby’s Cafeteria

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Location:  Killeen, Tex.

Date: Oct. 16, 1991.

Victims: 24 killed (including shooter) and 27 wounded.

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Shooter: George Hennard, 35. His motive was described as hatred of women and ethnic minorities.

7. McDonald’s Shooting

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Location:  San Ysidro, Calif.

Date: Jul. 19, 1984

Victims:  22 killed (including shooter) and 19 wounded.

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Shooter: James Huberty, 41. A former security guard with mental-health problems opened fire and later killed by a sniper.

8. University of Texas Tower Shooting

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Location:  Austin, Tex.

Date: Aug. 1, 1966.

Victims:  18 killed (including shooter) and 31 wounded.

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Shooter: Charles Whitman, 25. A former Marine and student at the University of Texas killed his wife and mother, then went to the university’s campus and shot 16 people at a tower. The shooter was killed by a police officer. He believed to have mental-health problems and a brain tumor.

9. San Bernardino Attack

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Location: San Bernardino, Calif.

Date: Dec. 2, 2015.

Victims: 16 killed (including 2 shooters) and 24 wounded.

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Shooters: Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, his wife. The couple opened fire at the employee meeting at holiday event. Both shooters were shot by the police. Motive: Islamic terrorism.

10. Edmond Post Office Shooting

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Location: Edmond, Okla.

Date: Aug. 20, 1986.

Victims: 15 killed (including shooter) and 6 wounded.

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Shooter: Patrick Sherill, 44. He was a postal worker, who took revenge for  a workplace supervisory reprimand. Sherrill killed himself after the shooting and inspired the phrase “going postal.

11. Fort Hood shooting

 

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Location:  Fort Hood, Tex.

Date: Nov. 5, 2009

Victims: killed 14 people and 32 injured.

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Shooter: Maj. Nidal Hasan, 47. A former Army psychiatrist. His motive: opposition of military deployment and jihadism. Hasan was sentenced to death.

12. Columbine High School Shooting

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Location:  Columbine, Colo.

Date: Apr. 20, 1999.

Victims: 13 people killed and 24 wounded.

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Shooters: Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17. They were students gone on a rampage during school. After the shooting, both shooters committed suicide in the school’s library. Motive: bullying, psychopathy, sadism.

13. Stockbridge Shooting

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Location:  Stockbridge, Ga.

Date: Jul. 29, 1999.

Victims: 13 people killed (including the shooter) and 13 people injured.

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Shooter: Mark Barton, 44. He beat his wife and children to death at home, then killed 9 people at Atlanta trading firms.

14. Wah Mee massacre

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Location: Seattle, Wash.

Date: Feb. 18, 1983.

Victims: killed 13 people, 1 wounded.

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Benjamin Ng

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Wai-Chiu Ng

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Shooters: Kwan Fai Mak, Wai-Chiu Ng and Benjamin Ng. The gang shot 14 people at the Wah Mee gambling club. Wai-Chiu Ng was deported to Hong Kong and was granted parole. Two other shooters were convicted in crime.

15. Aurora shooting

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Location:  Aurora, Colo.

Date: Jul. 20, 2012

Victims: 12 people killed and wounded 70.

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Shooters: James Holmes, 24. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Over 80 people suffered: 12 killed, 58 wounded from gunfire, 4 from tear gas, 8 from fleeing accidents. Holmes is currently serving life in prison and was denied parole.

In a nutshell:

The latest shootings were commented by Donald Trump as a mental problem, but not a gun issues. He asks American to pull together to get through those dark times.

A former president, Barack Obama, encouraged to seek for the solution and “reduce the violence and weaponry in our midst”.

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