The largest cases of mass murder in the United States in the twenty-first century

The largest cases of mass murder in the United States in the twenty-first century

October 1, 2017 64-year-old Steven Paddock, locked in a hotel room at the South Las Vegas and began firing on the crowd at the bottom of the audience music festival Route 91. Then he killed himself. The reasons for its action are unknown. The result of the incident killed more than 50 people and injured more than 500. The tragedy in Las Vegas was the largest in U.S. history, mass murder with a firearm.

2007. The dormitory of the Technical University of Virginia. 32 people were killed

16 APR 2007 armed with two guns, the native of South Korea Cho Seung-Hui entered the dormitory of the Technical University of Virginia and opened fire on the students, and two hours later, the shooting began in the school building. The incident killed 33 people, including the perpetrator, who committed suicide. Have been wounded about 30 students and teachers.

2009. The Town Of Kinston, Alabama. 10 people were killed

March 10, 2009 in the city of Kinston (Alabama) Michael Mclendon killed ten people (relatives and bystanders), and then killed himself during a shootout with police. In his pocket was found a letter: “Please read the police who found my body. I’m not sorry that he killed his mother, but now I want to commit suicide, taking as many lives as possible…”

2009. Immigration center in Binghamton. 13 people were killed

April 3, 2009 in Binghamton (new York) American of Vietnamese origin Jiverly Wong opened fire at an immigration center, resulting in 13 people killed, four were wounded. The shooter killed himself. It was later discovered Wong’s suicide letter, in which he claimed that his for several years harassed by the police

2009. Base Fort hood in Texas. 13 people were killed

November 5, 2009 major Nidal Malik Hassan committed the massacre at the military base of Fort hood, killing 13 unarmed fellow soldiers and wounded more than 30. In the ensuing shootout with police he received a spinal injury and was left paralyzed from the waist down. Later followers of Islam, Hasan said that the attack on fellow ready to be sent to Afghanistan and Iraq, to protect co-religionists. In August 2013 he was sentenced to death.

2012. A movie theater in Aurora. 12 people were killed

July 20, 2012 James Holmes opened fire on viewers at the premiere of “the Dark knight: the legend” in the cinema Century Aurora 16 Movie Theater. First, he sprayed in the audience with tear gas, then started shooting. Police detained a man in the Parking lot outside the theater. 12 people were killed, over 70 injured. On interrogation it was revealed that Holmes identified himself with one of the villains from the comics and movies Batman — Joker. During pretrial detention he was converted to Islam. His guards told me that he began to take food in the tradition of Islam, read the Quran and grew a beard. In 2015, Holmes was sentenced to life imprisonment.

2012. School Sandy Hook, Newtown. 26 people died

14 Dec 2012 20 year old Adam Lanza shot his mother in Newtown (Connecticut), and then went to the local Sandy Hook school where he shot 20 children and six adults and then himself. After the incident in the American society with new force has renewed discussion of the need to limit the arms trade.

2013. The headquarters of the U.S. Navy. 12 people were killed

16 Sep 2013 the reservist of naval forces of the USA Aaron Alexis opened fire at the complex of buildings of naval forces in Washington. 12 people were killed. Immediately after that, from the Admiralty building evacuated several thousand employees, the office was surrounded by police officers. The offender, armed with a rifle, AR-15, barricaded themselves in one of the offices and opened fire on the police. During the firefight he was killed. Later it was reported that Alexis suffered from paranoia.

2015. Center for persons with disabilities in San Bernardino. 14 people were killed

Morning of December 2 2015 in the Californian city of San Bernardino fire. A man and a woman broke into the center for persons with disabilities, and shot and killed 14 people. The attackers were killed in a shootout with police. They were later identified by police as 27-year-old Tashfeen Malik and her husband, 28-year-old said Rizwan Farooq. The incident was recognized as a terrorist attack.

2016. Club Pulse Orlando. Killed 50 people

2 Jun 2016 29-year-old American of Afghan origin Omar Matin attacked the gay club Pulse in Orlando. He burst into the room and began to shoot at the visitors. Police were able to enter the club just two hours after the shooting started.

The attack killed 50 people, including the attacker. Responsibility for the incident was assumed banned in Russia grouping “Islamic state”. Sam Matin, according to the testimony of the four patrons of the club have visited the school and chatted online gay Dating.

2017. Music festival in Las Vegas. Killed more than 50 people

October 1, 2017 64-year-old Steven Paddock for reasons unknown staged a shooting at the 32nd floor of the hotel in the South of Las Vegas. Downstairs hosted the music festival Route 91. Killed more than 50 people, injured more than 500. The shooter had committed suicide.

The tragedy in Las Vegas was the largest in U.S. history, mass killing people with a firearm.

Alexey Gavrilko-Alekseev