Mass shootings in the US: A timeline
The shooting at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas just became the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. Here is a timeline of the other tragedy, the deadliest mass murder in the United States of the Pulse-the University of Texas clock tower massacre
After each massacre, survivors and witnesses have echoed the words “no more” — yet the mass shootings have continued to plague the U.S.
In fact, shootings will only continue to rise over the past few years.
Wednesday’s shooting at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is the third-deadliest shooting rampage in modern AMERICAN history, within the past five months.
It is also the 25-fatal shooting at an AMERICAN elementary school, junior high or high school, since — and including — Columbine in 1999.
Here is a look back at the 10 deadliest shooting rampage that the country has ever seen as the nation mourns yet another tragedy.
Las Vegas, Nev. — Route 91 Festival, 58 killed
Gunner Stephen Paddock was fired at a Las Vegas show from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, and on Oct. 1, 2017, the killing of 58 persons.
Authorities say gunman Stephen Paddock fired at the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert on the Las Vegas Strip from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, and on Oct. 1, 2017, the killing of 58 people and injured more than 520 others.
It was the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history, according to police. Twenty of the victims were shot in the head, 36 died with chest and back wounds, and one died from a shot to a leg, according to a coroner’s report.
SWAT teams stormed Paddock’s room, discovered the 64-year-old dead of a self-inflicted gunshot to the mouth, the report added.
Orlando, Florida. — Pulse night club, 49 killed
A gunman fatally shot 49 people and injured more than 50 others when he opened fire in Pulse nightclub, a gay Orlando club, in 2016.
Omar Seddique Mateen killed at least 49 people and injured more than 50 others when he opened fire in an Impulse, a gay nightclub Orlando, on June 12, 2016. Mateen was eventually killed by police after a standoff.
That was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history prior to the Las Vegas attack.
Blacksburg, Va. Virginia Tech, 32 killed
The members of the Blacksburg, Va., community holds a vigil for five years after a mentally ill student went on a rampage and kill around the Virginia Tech campus in 2007.
Virginia Tech student Seung-Hui Cho fatally shot 32 people in two locations of the school in Blacksburg, Va., campus in April, 2007, before killing himself with a bullet to the head.
Many of the victims had defensive wounds, indicating they tried to shield themselves from the gunfire, but there was no evidence that Cho struggled with any of the people he killed.
Virginia Tech’s response to the shootings by the mentally ill student caused schools nationwide to review security protocols.
Newtown, Connecticut. — Sandy Hook, 26 killed
A makeshift memorial in Newtown, Connecticut, in honor of the 20 children and six adults by Adam Lanza killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.
On Dec. 14, 2012, Adam Lanza, 20, shot his mother dead in her house, and drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School and fatally shot 20 children, between the ages of 6 and 7.
Lanza also killed staff of the school, killing a total of 26 people, before committing suicide.
“In fewer than 11 minutes twenty first-grade pupils and six adults had lost their lives,” a police report released after the massacre reads.
Sutherland Springs, Texas — First Baptist Church, 26 killed
(On Nov. 5, 2017, shooter Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire on the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26 people.)
On Nov. 5, 2017, shooter Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire on the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
He killed 26 people, including an unborn baby, wounded and the other 20.
Kelley, 26, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after he was shot and chased by two men who heard the gunfire in the church and chased him in a vehicle.
The researchers said that the attack appeared to stem from a domestic dispute that Kelley and his mother-in-law, Michelle Shields, who sometimes attended the services at the church. Kelly sent a number of disturbing text messages to Shields prior to the shooting.
“I suggest you not test my resolve,” reading from various texts.
That was not the first time that Kelley became violent.
In New Mexico, he was kicked out of the air force after a court-martial in 2012 for the abuse of his first wife and allegedly hit her kid hard enough to fracture his skull. In Colorado, usa, he was charged with felony animal cruelty, after someone has seen him punch a dog several times.
And in Texas, police officers were called to the home of his parents after his girlfriend told a friend he was abusing her.
“You had to walk on egg shells around him all the time, because you’re afraid that you say something angry at him,” Shields told the San Antonio Express-News months after the attack.
Killeen, Texas hotel features comfortable rooms shooting, 23 killed
George “Jo-Jo” Hennard, an unemployed sailor, a merchant, shot and 23 people killed and injured 27 others during the lunch rush on it features comfortable rooms and suites in Killeen, Texas, on Oct. 16, 1991.
Hennard killed himself shortly after the rampage.
During the attack, Hennard reportedly aimed at women, whom he called “vipers.”
San Ysidro, Calif. — McDonald’s, 21 killed
James Huberty fatally shot 21 people injured and more than a dozen others, after he went on a shooting rampage in a San Ysidro, Calif., McDonald’s restaurant in 1984.
On July 18, 1984, James Huberty, 41, fatally shot 21 people and wounded 19 others in and around a McDonald’s restaurant in San Ysidro, Calif. Among the dead were children and teenagers.
Huberty was later killed by a SWAT sniper.
Park, Fla. — Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, 17 killed
Relatives hug a student after he departed marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018, in the Park, Fla.
A shooting at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in parkland, Florida, left at least 17 dead and 15 wounded on Feb. 14, the officials said.
The shooting suspect, who was identified as 19-year-old Nikolaus Cruz, was expelled for disciplinary reasons.
The alleged shooter was carrying an AR-15 rifle and numerous magazines, ” Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said.
A Instagram page apparently belonging to Cruz showed pictures of guns and knives.
A student told WJXT that “everyone predicted” the shooting and a number of teachers recognised there were warning signs. However, Superintendent Robert Runcie said he was not aware of any specific warnings, the school district had received regarding the shooter.
San Bernardino, California, 14 killed
The husband and wife duo who fatally shot 14 people at a holiday party in San Bernardino, California, in 2015 were killed by the police during a shootout.
(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
On Dec. 2, 2015, a man and a woman, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik opened fire at a holiday party in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 people and injuring 22 others.
After the shooting, the couple was shot by more than two dozen police officers more than 40 times combined, and killed.
Autopsies found that Farook was shot 27 times, and Malik was shot at least 15 times.
Austin, Texas — the University of Texas, 14 killed
The Main bell tower of the University of Texas is shown Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, in Austin, Texas.
On Aug. 1, 1966, University of Texas engineering student Charles Whitman climbed to the school’s iconic clock tower and opened fire.
Whitman, a former Marine who had earlier murdered his mother and wife, who killed and 14 wounded 31 before he was shot by the police.
Whitman fired at people from his perch on the tower for more than an hour.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.