(Trends Wide Español) — The United States often reports mass shootings on a regular basis. These are the deadliest in the recent history of the country.
Walmart in El Paso
August 3, 2019: Twenty people are killed when a man walks into a Walmart and starts shooting. Authorities said up to 3,000 buyers and 100 employees were inside the building at the time.
February 14, 2018: A former student opens fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The suspect had been expelled for disciplinary reasons, authorities said. He was arrested shortly after the attack.
First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs
November 5, 2017: A man walks into a small church in a rural Texas town and shoots 25 people and an unborn child. The shooter, identified by two law enforcement sources as Devin Patrick Kelley, is found dead after a brief manhunt, but it is unclear whether he was killed or took his own life. It is the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history.
Music Festival in Las Vegas
October 1, 2017: A gunman, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, shoots from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino hotel into a crowd of more than 20,000 gathered on the Las Vegas Strip for the festival of Route 91 Harvest music. He kills 58 people and wounds more than 500. Police believe the gunman committed suicide. It is the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.
June 12, 2016: 29-year-old Omar Saddiqui Mateen opens fire inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando. At least 49 people die and more than 50 are injured. Police shoot and kill Mateen during an operation to free hostages that officials say he was holding inside the club.
Massacre in Virginia Tech
The shooting at Virginia Tech University in Virginia in April 2007 left 32 people dead. The assailant was a 23-year-old student identified as Seung-hui Cho.
Massacre on the escuela Sandy Hook
In December 2012, an attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, claimed the lives of 20 children and seven adults. The attacker, Adam Lanza, 20, also died in the events raising the number of fatalities to 28.
Massacre in the cafetería Luby’s in Killeen, Texas
In October 1991, 35-year-old George Hennan crashed his vehicle into a coffee shop in Killeen, Texas, and then fired at the scene, killing 23 people.
Massacre in McDonald’s de San Ysidro, California
In July 1984, James Huberty, who was carrying three different guns, fired at point-blank range at a McDonald’s restaurant in San Ysidro, California. It killed 21 people between adults and children.
Massacre at University of Texas at Austin
In August 1966, Charles Joseph Whitman, a former U.S. Marine, killed 16 people and wounded 30 at the University of Texas. The man had killed his mother and wife before going to college.