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It is a list of schools and restaurants. It includes an office party, a gambling club, a citizenship class and one military base — and now a nightclub.
Graphic by Lisa Overton/NewsHour Weekend
Here is a look at the deadliest mass shootings in modern American history, where they happened, who was responsible and links to more comprehensive coverage of each.
Editor’s Note: These figures denote the number victims of each shooting and do not count the assailant(s) if killed in the attack.
1. Pulse nightclub. Orlando, FL. At least 49 killed. June 12, 2016.
2. Virginia Tech. Blacksburg, VA. 32 killed. April 16, 2007. Shooter was student at the university.
3. Sandy Hook Elementary. Newtown, CT. 27 killed. Dec. 14, 2012. Shooter was a 20-year-old who lived nearby but had no known direct connection with the school.
4. Luby’s Cafeteria. Killeen, TX. 23 killed. Oct. 16, 1991. Shooter was an unemployed man known for anger toward women, minorities.
5. McDonald’s. San Ysidro, CA. 21 killed. July 18, 1984. Shooter was a disgruntled former employee.
6. University of Texas Tower. Austin, Texas. 18 killed. Aug. 1, 1966. Shooter was a student at the university who shot his wife and mother before taking to the tower on campus.
7. Inland Regional Center holiday party. San Bernardino. 14 killed. Dec. 2, 2015. Two shooters were a married couple and Islamic extremists.
8. Post office in Edmond, OK. 14 killed. Aug. 20, 1986. Shooter was a disgruntled postal worker at the facility.
9. Columbine High School. Littleton, CO. 13 killed. April 20, 1999. Two shooters were students at the high school.
10. Fort Hood, TX. 13 killed. Nov. 5, 2009. Shooter was an Army psychiatrist on the base who shouted “Allahu Akbar,” or “God is Greatest,” as he opened fire.
11. Immigration center citizenship class. Binghamton, NY. 13 killed. April 3, 2009. Shooter was an immigrant connected with the facility.
12. Wah Mee gambling club. Seattle, WA. Feb. 18, 1983. 13 killed. Three shooters robbed their victims and then killed them.
Lisa Desjardins is a correspondent for PBS NewsHour, where she covers news from the U.S. Capitol while also traveling across the country to report on how decisions in Washington affect people where they live and work.
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