A gunman opened fire at an elementary school in South Texas on Tuesday, killing 19 students and two teachers.
The suspect was killed in the midday shooting at Robb Elementary School in the town of Uvalde, Texas, about 80 miles (130 km) west of San Antonio.
The shooting is the latest in a series of high-profile mass shootings. The United States experienced 61 “active shooter” incidents last year, a sharp increase in the number of attacks, victims and geographic distribution since 2021 and the highest number in more than 20 years, the FBI reported this week.
Below is a list of recent mass shootings:
BUFFALO, May 14, 2022 – A white gunman killed 10 black people inside a supermarket in a racially motivated attack. He was charged and remains in jail without bail.
NEW YORK CITY, April 12, 2022 – In one of the most violent attacks in the history of the New York transit system, 23 people were injured when a 62-year-old man set off a smoke bomb and opened fire on a subway. He was arrested the next day.
OXFORD, November 30, 2021 – Four students were killed and seven others were injured after a teenager opened fire at a high school in Oxford, Michigan.
INDIANAPOLIS, April 16, 2021 – A former FedEx employee who had been under psychiatric care shot dead eight people and wounded several more at a shipping company facility in Indiana before taking his own life.
LOS ANGELES, March 31, 2021 – Four people were killed, one of them a child, in a shooting at an office building in suburban Los Angeles before the suspect was taken into custody.
BOULDER, March 22, 2021 – A mass shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, has left 10 people dead, including a police officer.
ATLANTA, March 16, 2021 – Eight people, including six women of Asian descent, have been shot to death in a series of attacks at day spas in and around Atlanta. A male suspect was arrested.
MILWAUKEE, February 26, 2020 – A gunman opened fire at the Molson Coors Beverage Co brewery complex in Milwaukee, killing five co-workers before killing himself.
DAYTON, August 4, 2019 – A gunman wearing a bulletproof vest opened fire in downtown Dayton, Ohio, killing nine people, including his sister. The police killed the shooter.
THE PASS, August 3, 2019 – A man shot and killed 22 people at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas. A statement, believed to have been written by the suspect, called the attack “a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas.” Authorities arrested the shooter.
VIRGINIA BEACH, May 31, 2019 – A disgruntled utility employee opened fire on his co-workers at a municipal building in Virginia, killing 12 people before he was fatally shot by police.
DAWN, February 15, 2019 – A man opened fire at an Illinois factory after being fired, killing five workers before he was killed by police.
THOUSAND OAKS, November 7, 2018 – A former Marine combat veteran has killed 12 people at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. He then killed himself.
PITTSBURGH, October 27, 2018 – A gunman stormed the Tree of Life synagogue near Pittsburgh and fired on congregants gathered for a Saturday service, killing 11.
SANTA FE, May 18, 2018 – A 17-year-old student opened fire at his high school outside of Houston, Texas, killing nine students and one teacher, before turning himself in to officers.
PARKLAND, February 14, 2018 – A former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killed 17 students and educators.
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, November 5, 2017 A man discharged from the US Air Force for beating his wife and son has shot dead 26 people at a rural Texas church where his in-laws worshiped before committing suicide.
LAS VEGAS, October 1, 2017 – A gunman opened fire on a country music festival from a 32nd-floor hotel suite, killing 58 people before taking his own life.
ORLANDO, June 12, 2016 – A gunman fatally shot 49 people at Pulse, a gay nightclub, before he was shot dead by police.
SAN BERNARDINO, December 2, 2015 – A husband and wife have killed 14 people at a workplace Christmas party in San Bernardino, Southern California, before being killed in a shootout with police.
ROSEBURG, October 1, 2015 – A gunman entered an Oregon college campus and opened fire, killing nine people before he was shot dead by police.
CHARLESTON, June 17, 2015 – A white supremacist killed nine black worshipers at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. He was sentenced to death.
WASHINGTON, September 16, 2013: A former Navy reservist working as a government contractor killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard. He was shot to death by the police.
NEWTOWN, December 14, 2012 – A heavily armed man has killed 26 people, including 20 children ages five to 10, in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
DAWN, July 20, 2012 – A masked gunman killed 12 people at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. He received multiple life sentences.
FORT HOOD, November 5, 2009 – An Army major and a psychiatrist opened fire at Fort Hood, a US Army base in Texas, killing 13 people.
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