The list of mass shootings in the United States continues to grow
The mass shooting that left at least 10 dead in Monterey Park, California on Saturday night is the deadliest in the United States since the Uvalde, Texas massacre last May, when nineteen children and two teachers were killed.
Saturday’s shooting is also the second major attack in less than a week in California. Last Monday, gunmen killed six people in Tulare County, California, including a 16-year-old mother and her 10-month-old child, in a shooting that police say was likely gang-related.
There is no consensus on what constitutes a mass shooting, complicating efforts by government, nonprofits and news outlets to document the extent of the problem. The Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit research group, defines a mass shooting as involving at least four people killed or injured.
By this measure, there have been 33 mass shootings so far in 2023, according to the group. It counted 648 mass shootings in 2022, 21 of which resulted in five or more deaths.
Here is a partial list of recent mass shootings in the United States:
November 22: Chesapeake, Virginia.
A Walmart employee opened fire in a break room as the store prepared to close for the night, killing six people, authorities said. The shooter was found dead, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
November 20: Colorado Springs
Five people were killed and 17 were shot and injured in a shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub. The shooter was injured and taken to hospital.
November 13: Charlottesville, Virginia.
Three University of Virginia students, all members of the football team, were killed and two were injured when a gunman, a former player, opened fire in a garage after a field trip to see a play in Washington.
October 13: Raleigh, North Carolina
A gunman, described by authorities only as a “young white man”, killed five people, including an off-duty police officer, and injured two others. The attacks drew a large law enforcement response to the residential area near the Neuse River Greenway, a popular bike path for Raleigh residents.
September 7: Memphis, Tenn.
Memphis was effectively shut down during an hour-long manhunt for a 19-year-old gunman who killed four people while broadcasting some of the violence on Facebook Live. The violence involved several shootings and carjackings during the day.
July 4: Highland Park, Ill.
Seven people were killed and dozens more injured when a gunman opened fire from the roof of a building in Highland Park, a suburb north of Chicago, during a July 4 parade. The 21-year-old was taken into custody a few hours later.
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