Throughout history there has been a series of mass murders that have accured. Below is a list from the early 1900's to the present time of the mass murders that have taken place and the details about them.
July 1914: Simone Pianetti took his rifle and shot and killed 7 people. Upon his attempt to be captured by the Carabinieri he ran off into the mountains and was never seen again and a body was never found.
May 18, 1927:
The Bath School disaster is the name
given to three bombings set off by Andrew Kehoe;
in Bath Township, Michigan. A total
of 38 students and 7
adults were killed; with at least 58
people were injured. The incident
still stands as the deadliest mass
murder in a school in U.S. history.
May.1938: In a rural village close to Tsuyama City in Okayama, Japan the Tsuyama Massacre took place. The massacre resulted in the deaths of 30 people and the serious injury of three. The event was conducted by a man known as Mutsuo Toi.
Sept. 1949: Howard Unruh left his house for a twelve minute walk around his Camden, New Jersey neighborhood, shooting people at random and killing 13.
Jan. 1958: Charlie Starkweather & Caril Ann Fugate went on a gunning spree after killing Caril's parents and sister. The two of them traveled through Nebraska and were captured in Wyoming ultimately killing eleven people.
July 1966: Charles Whitman barricaded himself in the University of Texas clock tower and began shooting at students below. The shoot off lasted 90 minutes and ultimately killed 18 people and wounded 30 others.
Dec: 1972: Mark James Robert Essex hid down the street from a police station and target police with a .44 magnum killing 10 people and wounding 13 others in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Mar. 1975: James Ruppert shot and killed his mother, brother, sister-in-law and eight nieces and nephews at an Easter Sunday dinner in Hamilton, Ohio. The 11 victims were shot a total of 35 times.
July 1976: Edward Charles opened fired with a .22 caliber rifle in the basement library of the California State University in Fullerton. He killed seven people and injured two.
March 1978: Dalal Mughrabi and her Palestinian Fedayeen unit of eleven members captured a bus and after being chased by the local military shot, killed and ultimately blew up the bus killing an estimated thirty five civilians and six Palestinian guerillas and left seventy-one civilians wounded.
1982: Carl Brown shot and killed 8 people at a Miami machine shop where he just recently had his lawn mower worked on. He was then caught trying to escape and ran over by civilians chasing him.
April 1982: A police officer gathered weapons from the local armory and used his police status to enter homes and kill those who were there. He either shot them or killed them with grenades. The officer continued this for eight hours.
Sept 1982: George Banks went on a shooting spree and killed 13 people with an AR-15 high-powered rifle in Wilkes-Barre City and Jenkins Township.
July 1984: James Oliver Huberty dressed in camouflage and went to McDonalds in San Ysidro. At McDonalds he opened fire and killed 21 people before a sniper shot ended his life.
Aug. 1986: Pat Sherrill, a postal worker, killed 14 people and wounded six others with a .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol in Edmond, Oklahoma post office.
Aug. 1987: Michael Ryan in Hungerford, England killed 16 people and wounded 14 others then shot himself.
Aug. 1987: Julian Knight shot his way down the busy Melbourne street killing 7 and wounding 19
Dec. 1987: Frank Vitkovic killed eight people and injured 17 others when entering into a Australian post office and began to rampage. After the shootings he took a leap from the 11th floor and killed himself.
Jan. 1989: In Stockton CA, Patrick Purdy open fired on the school playground with a Chinese-made Type 56 semi-automatic rifle, killing five children and wounding twenty-nine others and a teacher. He then shot himself.
Dec. 1989: In Montreal Quebec, Marc Lepine, armed with a legally obtained semi-automatic rifle and a hunting knife, shot twenty-eight people, killing fourteen and injured fourteen before killing himself.
June 1990: James Edward Pough entered a GMC loan office in Jacksonville, FL killing ten people and wounding 5 others, then killed himself.
Nov. 1990: David Gray conducted the Aramoana massacre in Aramoana, New Zealand. Gray went on a shooting rampage and killed 13 people, before Gray himself was shot by police.
Aug. 1991: Wade Frankum killed 8 people when he open fired his Chinese assault rifle in a suburban shopping mall in Strathfield, Australia. Then he killed himself.
Oct. 1991: George Jo Hennard Drove a Ford pickup truck into the windows of Luby's Cafe in Texas and then open fired at people throughout the cafe killing 23 and wounding 20. After running low of ammo he shot himself.
July 1993: Gian Luigi Ferri rampaged through the Pettit and Martin Law offices in San Francisco killing eight and wounding six. She then turned the gun on herself.
Dec 1993: Colin Ferguson murdered six people and injured nineteen others on the Long Island Rail Road in Garden City, New York. Ferguson open fired as people began to exit from the train as it pulled into the Merillon Avenue Station.
Feb. 1994: Baruch Kappel Goldstein in the city of Hebron, killed 29 Arabs at prayer in the Ibrahimi Mosque and wounded another 150 in a shooting attack. This attack is now known as the Cave of the Patriarchs massacre.
June 1994: Mattias Flink used a AK5 rifle in Falun, Sweden to kill bystanders in the streets. He shot a total of 47 times and hit his target every time. Unltimately he killed 7 people and wounded many others.
Sept 1995: Eric Borel killed 13 people using weapons such as a baseball bat, hammer and .22 caliber hunting rifle. This occurred in the village of Cuers.
Mar. 1996: Thomas Hamilton a pedophile, opened fire in a Dublane, Scotland School killing 17 people and wounding dozen others for being fired as a Scout Master
April 1996: Mark Chahal in Vernon, British Columbia killed his wife, her sister a bride-to-be and seven of her relatives.
April 1996: Martin Bryant used two semi-automatic weapons to shoot at people inside the Broken Arrow Cafe in Port Arthur, Tasmania.
Mar. 1997: A school massacre that occurred in Sanaa, Yemen, on March 30, 1997 known as the Sanaa massacre, was conducted by Mohammad Ahman al-Naziri who allegedly open fired on hundreds of people in the school killing six children and two adults with an assault rifle. His reasoning was because one of his daughters had been raped by the school administrator.
May 1997: Genildo Ferreira de Franca conducted a 22 hour shooting spree killing 15 people with a automatic rifle and then went to a wooded area and killed himself.
June 1997: Sgt. Artur Vaganov shot and killed ten sleeping soldiers in a breakaway region of Abkhazia in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. He then turned the gun on himself.
Sept. 1997: Saber & Mahmoud Farahat Abu el-Ulla launched an attack to avenge a cartoon drawn by a Jewish woman in Israel. The two brothers attacked a bus outside the Egyptian Museum in Cairo leaving nine German tourist and their Egyptian driver dead.
Mar. 1998: In Jonesboro AR, Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden shot and killed four female students and a teacher. Nine other students and a teacher were wounded.
May 1998: Student Kipland "Kip" Kinkel killed his parents, murdered two classmates, and injured 25 others with a .22 caliber rifle, a .22 caliber handgun, and a 9mm Glock semi-automatic pistol.
June 1998: Drug Rampage in Sao Paulo included three men heavily armed who opened fired in a bar in Sao Paulo. Eleven people were killed and 3 others were wounded.
April 1999: Eric Harris & Dylan Klebold were students at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. They killed 13 students and a teacher with two sawed-off shotguns, explosives, a .9 mm rifle and a semiautomatic pistol. The shootings lasted 4 hours ending when the two boys shot themselves in the school library.
July 1999: Mark O. Barton killed his family and then 9 other people (wounding 12 others) at the brokerage offices in Atlanta GA. After his shootings he escaped and later shot himself.
Aug. 1999: Buford O'Neal Furrow, Jr. perpetrated a day care center at the North Valley Jewish Community Center and began shooting. The shooting injured three children, and a receptionist. He also shot and killed a US Postal Service carrier.
Sept. 1999: Larry Gene Ashbrook murdered seven people and injured seven at a Christian Rock concert in Fort Worth, Texas. Ashbrook then committed suicide.
Nov. 1999: Byran Koji Uyesugi committed the Xerox murders in Honolulu, Hawaii killing seven of his co-workers. On the day of the event, Uyesugi entered the building and opened fire with a .9mm. He killed his supervisor and six other workers.
Dec. 2000: A software engineer Michael McDermott opened fire on workers in the Edgewater Technology building in Wakefield, MA. McDermott killed seven people by shooting them in the back of the head repeatedly with either a 12 gauge shotgun or a .32 caliber pistol
June 2001: At the Narayanhity Royal Palace during a party Crown Prince Dipendra became drunk and disrupted and forced to leave the party. Within an hour he returned, armed with an assault rifle and killed his family and then himself.
March 2002: Richard Durn, in Nanterre, France, stormed a late-night meeting of councilors in Nanterre town hall, and began firing. Eight councilors died in the attack. Durn died the following day, after leaping from a police station window during questioning.
April 2002: Occurring at the Johann Gutenberg Gymnasium in Erfurt, Germany Sixteen people were shot and killed before the gun man had committed suicide. The victims comprised 13 school staff, two students and one police officer. In addition, seven people were injured
Sept. 2004: A group of armed Chechen separatists and supporters took more than 1,200 schoolchildren and adults hostage in the town of Beslan, North Ossetia-Alania, On the third day of the standoff, a chaotic gunbattle broke out between the hostage-takers and Russian security forces. Three hundred and thirty-four civilians were killed, including 186 children, and hundreds more were wounded.
Mar. 2005: Jeffrey Weise, a student at Red Lake High School in Red Lake, Minnesota, killed seven people including a teacher and a security guard before committing suicide. He had also killed his grandfather and his grandfather's girlfriend at his home before shooting at the school.
Mar. 2005: Terry Ratzmann killed seven members of congregation at the Living Church of God, at the Sheraton Hotel in Brookfield, Wisconsin. He had left the building twenty minutes earlier, and returned carrying his .9mm handgun and fired 22 rounds into the congregation killing the minister and six others including the minister's son.
Mar. 2006: Kyle Aaron Huff entered a rave after party in the southeast part of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood and opened fire, killing six and wounding two. He then turned the gun on himself as he was being confronted by police.
Oct. 2006: Charles Carl Roberts IV took hostages and eventually killed five girls and then killed himself at West Nickel Mines School, a one-room Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, a village in, Pennsylvania.
Feb. 2007: At Trolley Square Mall in Salt Lake City, Utah a shooter killed five bystanders and himself, while wounding at least four others. The killer was terminated by five police officers.
April 2007: Seung-Hui Cho performed two separate attacks about two hours apart on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. Cho, killed 32 people and wounded many more before committing suicide, making it the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.
July 2007: Nikola Radosavljevic took a hunting rifle and shot dead five men and four women in the Serbian village of Jabukovac, near the border with Romania and Bulgaria. Two other people were seriously injured.
Oct. 2007: Tyler Peterson of Crandon Wisconsin murdered six people, during a homecoming party inside a small apartment. A dispute between Peterson and others is thought to have preceded the shootings. Peterson was initially believed to have been killed by a police sniper, but it was later reported that he may have committed suicide by multiple gunshots
Nov. 2007: At the Jokela High School in the town of Jokela, Tuusula municipality, Finland, a gunman known as Pekka-Eric Auvinen, killed nine people: five male students and one female adult student, the school principal, the school nurse, and himself. One other person suffered gunshot wounds, and eleven people were injured by shattering glass while escaping from the school building.
Dec. 2007: Robert A. Hawkins entered the Von-Maur store of the Westroads Mall in Omaha, Nebraska and killed nine people including himself. Five other people were injured, two of whom were in critical condition.
Feb 14, 2008: Steven P.
Kazmierczak shot 22 students in a Geology class at Northern
IL University, killing 5. He then shot himself.
December 24, 2008: Bruce
Jeffrey Pardo, armed with 4
semi-automatic handguns and dressed
in a Santa Clause suit, entered a
Christmas eve party held at the home
of his former in-laws. He shot and
injured an 8 year old girl upon
entry, and by the time his rampage
was over, 9 people had lost their
lives. He arrived carrying a
gift-wrapped package containing a
homemade flamethrower, which he used
to set the home ablaze, seriously
burning himself in the process. He
fled the scene and was found dead
from a self-inflicted gunshot wound
in his brother's home. Pardo's
ex-wife and inlaws were among the
dead, and the apparent motive for
the killings stemmed from a bitter
divorce settled in early 2008.
March 10, 2009- 28 year old
Michael McLendon murdered 10 people,
and wounded several others
(including a 4 month old baby),
before finally taking his own life
in Alabama. During the course of the
event, he shot and killed members of
his own family (including his two
cousins, an uncle and his
grandmother), the wife and child of
a local deputy sheriff, and also
killed his mother, with whom he
lived, by burning her house down
while she was inside it. The
victims ranged in age from 18 months
to 74 years old.
March 11, 2009- 17 year old
Tim Kretschmer, who is described as
a loner with an enthusiasm for
violent films, went on a shooting
spree inside of his Winnenden,
Germany school. He targeted and
killed nine students and three
teachers. He fled the scene when
police arrived, shot a bystander in
front of a neighboring psychiatric
clinic, hijacked a car and shot four
more people before turning the gun
on himself. 15 people were dead by
the end of the rampage.
28, 2009- Kirby Revelus, 23, stabbed
his 17 year old sister to death with
a kitchen knife, and also attacked
his 9 year old sister (who was taken
to the hospital and survived) and
finally decapitated their 5 year old
sister in front of a police officer
when he broke the door to their
Milton, Massachusetts home down.
March 29- Seven
residents and one nurse were
murdered at Pinelake Health and
Rehab Center, a nursing home located
in Carthage, North Carolina. The
patients who were shot to death
ranged in age from 78-98. The
accused gunman, Robert Stewart, was
shot and injured by police.
April 3, 2009- A
Vietnamese man, 41-year-old Jiverly
Wong, shot 13 people to death in the
U.S. immigration services center in
Binghamton, NY, and then turned the
gun on himself.
April 4, 2009- 35 year
old James Harrison shot and killed
his 5 children who ranged in age
from 7 to 16 and then took his own
life. He had just found out his
wife intended to leave him for
MAY 5, 2009- Sheri Coleman and her
two young sons were found strangled
to death in their home in Columbia,
IL. Chris Coleman, the husband and
father of the victims, stands
accused of the murders. Coleman, a
former bodyguard to televangelist
Joyce Meyer, had been having an
affair with his wife's old high
Aug 4, 2009- George Sodini, 48, walked into an LA
Fitness Center and opened fire on a
women's aerobic class in Collier
Township, a suburb of Pittsburgh,
PA. He killed 3 women and wounded 9
others. He then took his own life.
Sodini regularly updated a personal
website on which he talked about his
years of intense personal rejection
2009- Guy Heinze Jr is accused of
beating 7 members of his family, along with a family friend,
to death at the New Hope Plantation Mobile Home Park in
Brunswick, GA. Autopsies on all 8 victims showed the cause
of death to be blunt force trauma. The victims were the
aleged killer's father, Guy Heinze Sr., 45, and 6 others,
ranging in age from 49-15. A 3 year-old boy survived the
Sept 18, 2009- 20-year-old "horrorcore" rapper
Richard Alden Samuel McCroskey III, who went by the stage
name Syko Sam, has been charged with bludgeoning four people
to death in Farmville, VA. The victims are Mark Niederbrock,
a Presbyterian church pastor, his wife, Longwood University
professor Debra Kelley, 53; their daughter Emma Niederbrock,
16; and her friend Melanie Wells, 18. Richard McCroskey was
staying in the home of the Presbyterian pastor's estranged
wife, and had flown to Virginia on Sept. 6 to take Emma to a
"6 Strictly 6 For The 6 Wicked" all-day music festival in
Southgate, Mich. The suspected killer met her online and
they were said to be having a relationship. There are claims
that McCroskey was involved in a Satanic cult. According to
a truck driver, who unknowingly gave the alleged killer a
ride after the murders, the youth had an odor consistent
with rotting flesh. "He stunk like the devil," the driver
told the Associated Press.
Sept 19, 2009- Mesac Damas, 32, faces six
counts of premeditated first-degree murder in the deaths of
his wife, Guerline Damas, 32; and their five children,
Michzach, 9; Marven, 6; Maven, 5; Megan, 3; and Morgan, 11
months. The six bodies were found stabbed, and with their
throats slashed, in the family's North Naples, Florida, home
after some family members reported to police that they had
not been heard from. After the murders, Damas fled to Haiti.
After his arrest, was questioned by a Haitian reporter as to
what motivated him to kill his family, and he responded,
"Only God knows." Questioned further, he blamed the crime on
his mother-in-law. "Her mom pretty much made me do it- the
devil, her spirit, whatever she worships," he said. Damas
added, "When I did it, my eyes were closed but right now my
eyes are open." He repeatedly asked the reporter, "Do you
believe in Jesus Christ," and stated, "The devil exists."
Sept 21, 2009- Raymond "Rick" Gee, 46, and his
wife Ruth, 39 and three of their children, Justina Constant,
16, Dillen Constant, 14; and Austin Gee, 11, were found dead
by Rick's stepfather, who called 911 after he heard what he
thought were gunshots coming from his stepson's property.
3-year-old Tabitha Gee survived the attack. Autopsy results
showed the 5 died from blunt-force trauma. There is
currently no suspect or motive, but there have been numerous
reports of a suspicious truck leaving the scene.
Oct 18, 2009- Gunmen opened fire
on a crowd celebrating the reopening
of La Tombola bar, in Toa Baja,
Puerto Rico, killing at least seven
people and injuring 20. A
9-year-old girl, as well as a woman
who was 8 months into her pregnancy,
were among the seriously wounded.
The injured woman lost her baby.
The justice department plans to file
a murder charge for the death of the
Nov 5, 2009- Psychiatrist, and US
Army Major, Nidal Malik Hasan opened
fire at the Soldier Readiness Center
in the Fort Hood Military Base,
located in Texas. 13 people were
killed and another 42 were wounded
in the attack. Hasan himself was
severely wounded, but survived. The
attacker is a Muslim, and US
government officials were aware of
between 10-20 emails sent between
Hasan and a radical Muslim cleric in
Yemen, beginning December of 2008.
Nov 12, 2009- Robert Beiser, 39,
entered the workplace of his
estranged wife, Teresa Beiser,36,
armed with two loaded weapons, shot
and killed her before shooting
himself. He also wounded two other
employees during the attack. He had
been threatening her with violence
since he discovered she had filed
Nov 27, 2009- 35-year-old Paul
Michael Merhige shot four members of
his family to death following
Thanksgiving dinner. His cousin,
six-year-old Makayla Sitton, his
twin sisters Carla and Lisa Merhige,
and his aunt Raymonde Joseph were
killed when he returned to the home
of Jim and Muriel Sitton, who are
devoted followers of Jesus Christ
and the parents of Makayla. They
have been comforted by the knowledge
that their little girl is with the
Lord in heaven and free from any
pain or fear, saying "I believe this
death, too, is for a purpose. I
don't understand it yet, but I know
who God is and I trust that all
things work for the good of those
who are called according to His
7, 2010 –
MASSACRE OF COPTIC CHRISTIANS LEAVES 9 DEAD IN EGYPT – As Coptic
Christians were leaving the cathedral in
Nag Hammadi, Egypt, after celebrating
midnight mass, 8 Copts and 1 Muslim
bystander were killed by Muslim gunmen.
An additional 9 Copts and 2 Muslims were
January 19, 2010 –
SHOOTING SPREE IN VIRGINIA KILLS 8 –When police responded to a
call for medical attention on a
road outside Appomattox, they
were fired on by the suspect,
who killed 8 men and women he
knew following the ensuing
February 12, 2010 –
SHOOTING KILLS 3 and WOUNDS 3 on ALABAMA CAMPUS – A biology
professor killed 3 people and
wounded 3 more in a classroom at the
University of Alabama in Huntsville
29, 2010 –
SUICIDE BOMBINGS IN MOSCOW KILL 40 – Two women carried out suicide
bombings during the morning rush
hour in two stations of the Moscow
Metro. Forty were killed and more
than 100 were injured.
KILLING SPREE LEAVES 13 DEAD and 11
WOUNDED – A lone gunman, a
52-year-old taxi drive, killed 12
and injured 11 others before killing
himself in Cumbria, England, during
a series of attacks that began
mid-morning and that was confirmed
as the worst incident of mass
shooting in Britain since the
Dunblane massacre of 1996.
August 3, 2010 –
GUNMAN KILLS 8, HIMSELF, IN CONNECTICUT – A former employee of
Hartford Distributors, a beer
distribution company, shot and
killed 8 people in a company-owned
warehouse before killing himself.
January 1, 2011 –
ALEXANDRIA BOMBING KILLS 23 - An attack on
Coptic Christians in Alexandria,
Egypt, resulted in the deaths of 23
people, and 97 were injured.
January 8, 2011–
GUNMAN SHOOTS 19, KILLS 6, in TUSCON, ARIZONA – During an open
meeting held in a Safeway
supermarket parking lot by U.S.
Representative Gabrielle Giffords, a
gunman opened fire, killing 6,
including Arizona Chief Judge John
Roll, and critically injuring
Giffords, who was shot through the
head at point-blank range.
7, 2011 –
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTING IN BRAZIL LEAVES 12 CHILDREN DEAD – An
armed man entered an elementary
school in Realengo, Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil, and killed 12 children
between the ages of 10 and 13, with
20 others seriously wounded.
2, 2011 –
GUNMAN KILLS 6 AT MALL IN NETHERLANDS – A 24-year-old man armed with
a rifle shot 6 people, wounded 17
others, and then killed himself in
the deadliest incident in the
Netherlands since the 2009 attack on
the Dutch royal family.
7, 2011 –
GUNMAN KILLS 7 in GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – A gunman killed 7,
including his estranged wife, their
daughter, and his former girlfriend,
and wounded two others in shootings
that occurred in two homes. He
killed himself in a third home
following a police chase.
August 7, 2011 –
GUNMAN KILLS 7 IN OHIO – A gunman in Copley Township, Summit County,
Ohio, conducted a shooting spree
that left 7 dead before he was shot
and killed by police.
October 12, 2011 –
MASS SHOOTING LEAVES 8 DEAD
IN CALIFORNIA – In the deadliest
mass killing in Orange County
history, eight people inside a hair
salon and one person in the parking
lot were shot, with only one victim
February 27, 2012:
A 17-year-old student, T.J. Lane,
confessed to going into his Chardon,
Ohio high school cafeteria and
shooting students at random. Three
students died and two were
hospitalized. Lane said he stole the
gun from a relative who had obtained
March 30, 2012: A gunman drove by and opened fire on a crowd
of mourners outside a funeral home
in Miami, Fla. Two people died and
12 more were injured, the Miami
Herald reported. The mourners were
gathered for the funeral of
21-year-old Marvin Andre, who also
died in a separate shooting. The
and has not yet been
apprehended (Aug. 31, 2012).
April 2, 2012: One L. Goh opened fire at Oikos University in
Oakland, California. He killed 7
people and injured at least 3 more.
Goh was a former student at the
school and was said to be angry that
he was expelled for poor behavior.
May 29, 2012: Ian Stawicki
went into a cafe in Seattle’s
University district, shooting and
killing 4 people, ABC reported at
the time. He then fled to a parking
lot and shot another woman before
killing himself. He wasn’t thought
to have known his victims but the Stawicki’s father later revealed that
his son was a disgruntled
type of person and rarely happy.
On July 20, 2012, a
horrific mass shooting occurred at a
Century movie theater in
Aurora, Colorado, during a midnight
screening of the film The Dark
Knight Rises. A gunman believed
be acting on his own dressed
in tactical clothing including a gas
mask, set off tear gas grenades and
shot into the audience with multiple
firearms, killing 12 people and
injuring 58 others, the highest
number of casualties in an American
mass shooting. The suspect is James
Eagan Holmes, who was
arrested outside the cinema
minutes after the shooting rampage.
August 5, 2012:
Seven people died and dozens injured
after gunfire broke out at a Sikh
temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The
gunman, identified by police as Wade
40-year-old Army veteran who
gunned down six inside a
Milwaukee-area Sikh temple shot the
responding officer eight to nine
times before he was killed by
police, authorities said Monday.
August 24, 2012:
Jeffrey Johnson shot his former
boss, Steven Ercolino. The shooting
by Johnson is believed to be a
revenge attack for being fired from
job. He shot or injured 11
more people before being shot and
killed by police. The shooting
occurred near New York’s Empire
State Building during rush hour.
2012: Three are
people at the Clackamas Town Center
mall in Clackamas, Oregon. The
County Sheriff's Office identified
Jacob Tyler Roberts, 22, as the
gunman who entered the mall with a
AR-15 semiautomatic assault rifle,
killing two and wounding another
before taking his own life.
Dec 14, 2012:
shooting at the Sandy Hook
Elementary School in Newtown,
Connecticut, leaves at least 26
The suspected shooter,
was armed with four weapons and
wearing a bullet-proof vest. Lanz
first shot and killed his mother at
Sept. 16, 2013 - Washington,
D.C. - 13 dead (including gunman)
Defense contract employee and former Navy reservist
Aaron Alexis, 34, allegedly opened
fire shortly after 8 a.m. inside
building 197 in the Washington Navy
killing 12 people and wounding more
than a dozen others.
Alexis was slain in a gun battle
July 26, 2013 - Hialeah, Fla. - 7 dead (including gunman)
Police say Pedro Vargas, 42, went on a shooting spree in
his South Florida apartment complex,
building's two managers, a family of
three, and a man returning from his
son's boxing practice. Before the attack, Vargas called the police asking the dispatcher to
run the license plate of a vehicle
parked outside the building, after
reporting he had been followed and
threatened by people doing
witchcraft. Vargas was killed by a
SWAT team after an eight-hour
stand-off with police, during which
he took two people hostage. The
hostages were rescued when the SWAT
team stormed the apartment.
Isla Vista Killings - A killing Spree was perpetrated on
May 23, 2014, in Isla Vista,
the campus of
University of California,
Santa Barbara by 22-year-old Elliot
Rodger. Rodger killed six people and
injured thirteen others before
In the Middle East thousands
of Christians are being targeted and
killed by ISIS. Close to 100,000
Christians are being killed every
year because of their faith,
according to statistics from a Pew
Research Survey and the
International Society for Human
Rights, a non-religious
which represent an “unprecedented,”
number of death per year amount to
273 Christian killed daily
worldwide, or 11 every hour,
according to Bishop Jon McAreavey,
chairman of the Council for Justice
In the USA, the total of mass
shootings this year -- incidents
where four or more people were
killed or injured by gunfire
totals 294, and the year is
not over yet. We still have about
months left until the end of the
year. Christians have been targeted
in a number of those murders.
Also, military men in Tennessee by a
Muslim radical male; one of the most
horrific group murders took place at
a Christians in a church in
Charleston, North Carolina
gunned down by a lone, crazed male
In early October, at least 8
students and a teacher at
Umpqua Community College in
Oregon were murdered by another
old male who asked the victims if
they were Christians before he shot
and killed them; a number of others