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Mass shooting at the University of North Carolina’s Charlotte campus


“…..police were on the scene quickly enough to find and disarm the suspect in the same room where the shootings happened.

He said two people were found dead at the scene, and three other were hospitalized in critical condition, while the fourth person suffered less serious injuries…..”

4/28/1996: A killing spree ending in the deaths of 35 men, women and children in Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia.


Breaking news: A man walked into the Chabad synagogue in Poway, CA and started shooting causing at least 4 casualties with 1 confirmed death

4/20/1999: At approximately 11:19 a.m., Dylan Klebold, 18, and Eric Harris, 17, dressed in trench coats, began shooting students outside the school before moving inside to continue their rampage. By 11:35 a.m., Klebold and Harris had killed 12 fellow students and a teacher and wounded another 23 people.


4/16/2007: The Virginia Tech Shootings– 32 people died after being gunned down on the campus of Virginia Tech by Seung Hui Cho


FBI: Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2018


By the Numbers
* 27 incidents in 16 states
* 213 casualties – excluding the shooters
* 85 killed
* 2 law enforcement officers killed
* 1 unarmed security officer
* 128 wounded
* 6 law enforcement officers wounded

* 27 shooters – 23 male, 3 female, 1 at large
* 10 committed suicide
* 11 apprehended by police
* 4 killed by police
* 1 killed by citizens
* 1 at large
* 9 incidents ended with the exchange of gunfire between the shooters and law enforcement

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The 27 active shooter incidents occurred in 16 states.
■ Four incidents occurred in California.
■ Three incidents occurred in Florida.
■ Two incidents occurred in each of the following states: Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, New Mexico, Pennsylvania,
and Texas.
■ One incident occurred in each of the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee,
Washington, and Wisconsin.
Ten of the 27 incidents met the criteria cited in the federal definition of “mass killings,” that is, “three or more
killings in a single incident.

3/21/1960: In the black township of Sharpeville, South Africa, Afrikaner police open fire on a group of unarmed black South African demonstrators, killing 69 people and wounding 180 in a hail of submachine-gun fire.


Utrecht: A shooting on a tram in which three were killed and another 5 were wounded at least


NZ: 49 dead and 20 seriously wounded

‘Multiple fatalities’ as gunmen open fire in two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch



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