The Deadliest Mass Shooting in the USA

The Deadliest Mass Shooting in the USA

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Our The Deadliest Mass Shooting in the USA top nine list at most09.com

Mass killing means, according to American authorities definition, murdering more than four people at a certain place in a short period.  This is a very serious issue of debate, policy and law-making in USA.  The fundamental argument is about whether to reconsider or not the constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

1. Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia

April 16, 2007

Source: dailymail.co.uk
Source: dailymail.co.uk

Seung-Hui Cho, a 23-year-old student, kills 32 people in two attacks. After the shooting, the attacker commits suicide.

2. Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Connecticut

December 14, 2012

Source: cbs.news.com
Source: cbs.news.com

Adam Lanza, aged 20, goes on a shooting spree in a school and kills 20 children and 6 adults, after previously killing his mother. Adam kills himself, too.

3. Killeen, Texas

October 16, 1991

Source: gunbabygun.com
Source: gunbabygun.com

George Hennard, a 35-year-old man drives his car into the wall of a cafeteria. After getting off the car he shoots dead 23 people. Then he takes his own life.

4. San Ysidro, California

July 18, 1984

Source: www.historyandheadlines.com
Source: www.historyandheadlines.com

A 41-year-old man, James Huberty, heavily armed, enters a local McDonald’s and kills 21 adults and children. One hour later, a police officer shoots and kills the attacker.

5. Austin, Texas

August 1, 1966

Source: tpr.org
Source: tpr.org

A former U.S. marine, Charles Joseph Whitman, kills 16 shooting from a University of Texas tower. Earlier that day, he had shot his mother and his wife.  Two police officers killed the attacker.

6. Edmond, Oklahoma

August 20, 1986

Source: camyx.com
Source: camyx.com

A mail carrier, Patrick Henry Sherrill, shoots and kills 14 postal workers in 10 minutes. Afterwards, he shoots himself in the head.

7. Binghamton, New York

April 3, 2009

Source: nydailynews.com
Source: nydailynews.com

Jiverly Wong enters the American Civic Association immigration center, shoots and kills 13 people attending a class of citizenship.  Then he shoots himself.

8. Fort Hood, Texas

November 5, 2009

Source: nytimes.com
Source: nytimes.com

Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, shoots 13 people, military and civilians, in a killing rampage. He got wounded at the scene, captured, convicted and sentenced to death.

9. Columbine High School – Littleton, Colorado

April 20, 1999

Source: abc3340.com
Source: abc3340.com

Before committing suicide, two teenagers, Eric Harris, 18, Dylan Klebold, 17, kill 12 fellow students and one teacher in the school library.

 

 

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