Active Shooters in History

Timeline created by EmilyJO
  • 1986 USPS Shooting Patrick Henry Sherrill

    1986 USPS Shooting Patrick Henry Sherrill
    Patrick Henry Sherrill was a United States Postal Service employee who killed 14 employees with two .45 caliber pistols at his workplace in Edmond, Oklahoma, before turning one of the guns on himself and committing suicide.
  • Ronald Gene Simmons, Sr.

    Ronald Gene Simmons, Sr.
    Ronald Gene Simmons, Sr. killed 16 people over a weeklong period in 1987. Fourteen of the victims were members of his family, including a daughter he had sexually abused and the child he had fathered with her. He also wounded four others.
  • ESL Incorporated Shooting

    ESL Incorporated Shooting
    Richard Wade Farley shot and killed seven people at ESL Incorporated in Sunnyvale, California and wounded four others, including a former co-worker he had been stalking for four years prior to the murderous rampage.
  • Patrick Purdy

    Patrick Purdy
    Patrick Purdy, who had a long criminal history, shot and killed five schoolchildren, and wounded 29 other schoolchildren and one teacher, before committing suicide at Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton, CA
  • The Standard Gravure Shooting

    The Standard Gravure Shooting
    Joseph T. Wesbecker, 47, a pressman on disability for mental illness entered Standard Gravure, his former workplace, and killed eight people and injured twelve before committing suicide after a history of suicidal ideation.
  • GM Motors Shooting

    GM Motors Shooting
    James Edward Pough killed nine people and wounded four others before committing suicide in a General Motors Acceptance Corporation car loan office in Jacksonville, Florida. Pough was an unskilled construction worker and day laborer who apparently was looking for revenge after his 1988 Pontiac was repossessed by GMAC.
  • Luby's Cafeteria Shooting

    Luby's Cafeteria Shooting
    George Hennard "Jo Jo", an unemployed merchant seaman who was described by others as angry and withdrawn, drove his pickup truck into a Luby's cafeteria in Killeen, TX and began shooting at patrons and staff. Hennard shot and killed 23 people and wounded 20 others before committing suicide. During the massacre, Hennard allowed a woman and her four-year-old child to leave. Another patron threw a chair through the window, which allowed him and a few others to escape unharmed.
  • Royal Oaks Post Office Shooting

    Royal Oaks Post Office Shooting
    Thomas McIlvane killed five people, including himself, and wounded five others during a shooting rampage at a post office in Royal Oaks, Michigan. McIlvane was furious after being dismissed from his job as a postal clerk and was looking for revenge when he entered the facility armed with a sawed-off .22 caliber rifle.
  • Coastal California Killing Spree

    Coastal California Killing Spree
    Distressed over being evicted, Lynwood C. Drake III, 43, went on a shooting spree across three central California coastal towns, killing six people including his former landlord, and wounding another man before killing himself.
  • CIA HQ Shooting

    CIA HQ Shooting
    Aimal Qazi (Kasi), shot CIA employees in their cars as they were waiting at a stoplight near the entrance to the CIA HQ in Langley, VA. Two employees were killed and three others were wounded.
  • Pettit & Martin Law Firm Shooting

    Pettit & Martin Law Firm Shooting
    Gian Luigi Ferri, who was apparently dissatisfied with the legal services he had received from the law firm of Pettit & Martin, entered the law office on the 34th floor of 101 California Street in San Francisco, CA and within 4 minutes shot and killed 8 people and wounded 6 others. Ferri then killed himself.
  • Luigi's Restaurant Shooting

    Luigi's Restaurant Shooting
    Sgt. Kenneth Junior French, 22, a Fort Bragg soldier armed with three guns, entered Luigi’s Restaurant in Fayetteville, North Carolina and began shooting people at random, killing four and wounding six others before he was shot down.
  • Extron Electronics Shooting

    Extron Electronics Shooting
    Tuan Nguyen, 29, used his still-valid security code to gain access to Extron Electronics in Santa Fe Springs, California, where he had recently been fired, and shot three people to death before killing himself. Witnesses had few clues to his motive, but said Tuan Nguyen moved methodically through the assembly plant singling out one employee after another. Survivors said he went so far as to warn some bystanders to "get down" or "get out" while he stalked his targets.
  • Walter Rossler Co. Shootings

    James Simpson, 28, walked into the Walter Rossler Co., a refinery inspection company in Corpus Christi, Texas, and killed his former boss, his wife and three other employees. Simpson then walked out the back door and fatally shot himself. Simpson worked at the company until September, but details of why he left remained unclear. Between 8 and 10 people were believed to have been in the small office building when Simpson walked in and opened fire.
  • Union Butterfield Shooting

    Union Butterfield Shooting
    On a spring morning, just before lunchtime, James Floyd Davis calmly strolled into Union Butterfield Tool Corporation, where he’d recently been fired for fighting two days earlier, and began killing for revenge. Davis shot about 50 rounds with his M-1 carbine and a semiautomatic rifle, killing three men, two of whom had fired him, and wounding two others. He then lit a cigarette, walked outside and surrendered to police.
  • Frontier Middle School Shooting

    Frontier Middle School Shooting
    Barry Dale Loukaitis, 14, dressed as a wild west-style gunslinger entered his Frontier Middle School algebra class armed with a hunting rifle and two handguns and shot his teacher and two students. Loukaitis held his other classmates hostage for several minutes before a gym coach entered the classroom, volunteered to be a hostage then grabbed the weapon from Loukaitis and subdued him until police arrived.
  • Centennial Olympic Park Bombing

    Centennial Olympic Park Bombing
    Eric Robert Rudolph plotted the Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, GA during the 1996 Summer Olympics. The blast killed spectator Alice Hawthorne and wounded 111 others.
  • Omni Plastics Shooting Rampage

    Omni Plastics Shooting Rampage
    Daniel S. Marsden, 38, opened fire at the Omni Plastics factory in Santa Fe Springs, California after getting in an argument with a co-worker. Marsden killed of his colleagues and wounded four others in the rampage. He then drove a South-Central Los Angeles street corner and turned the gun on himself in front of group of horrified onlookers.
  • Carl Drega Murder Rampage

    Carl Drega Murder Rampage
    Local troublemaker and former soldier, Carl Drega, killed a New Hampshire judge, two state troopers, a newspaper editor and wounded four officers in a three-hour rampage. The carnage began outside a grocery store in Colebrook, a tiny town just south of the Canadian border, when Drega killed two New Hampshire state troopers. Drega was eventually gunned down by law enforcement after engaging in a 45-minute firefight that ended with Drega’s death. His story is chronicled in the book The Ballad of
  • Phelon Plant Shooting Spree

    Phelon Plant Shooting Spree
    Arthur Hastings Wise, shot a security guard at the front gate of the Phelon Plant in Aiken, S.C. where Wise had been formerly employed. Wise then proceeded to walk through the plant and randomly fire shots at employees. In an attempt to commit suicide, Wise ingested chemicals on the fourth floor where police eventually found him and took him into custody. Four people were killed and two others were wounded during the rampage.
  • CalTrans Maintenance Yard Shooting

    CalTrans Maintenance Yard Shooting
    Disgruntled transportation worker and former U.S. Marine Corps solider, Arturo Reyes Torres, 41, shot and killed four Caltrans workers at a maintenance yard in Orange, California, including Torres’ former boss who had recently terminated him for stealing highway scrap metal. Several others were wounded in the rampage when Torres shot through the windows of the facility with his assault rifle, shotgun and handgun.
  • Connecticut Lottery Killings

    Connecticut Lottery Killings
    Former accountant for the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, Matthew Beck, 35, methodically stabbed and shot four of his bosses, one of whom Beck chased through a parking lot, before gunning him down with his semiautomatic handgun. Within seconds, as law enforcement approached Mr. Beck, he put the gun to his temple and shot himself.
  • Westside Middle School Shooting

    Westside Middle School Shooting
    Two students at Westside Middle School in Craighead County, Arkansas shot and killed four students and one teacher and injured ten others. The suspects, 13-year-old Mitchell Johnson, and 11-year-old Andrew Golden, shot ambush style from the woods in camouflaged clothes.
  • Kipland Kinkel Killings

    Kipland Kinkel Killings
    One day after being expelled from school for bringing a gun to class, Kipland Kinkel returned to Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon, and opened fire in the cafeteria, killing two students and wounding 22 others. The attack was brought to a halt by 17-year-old wrestling student, who despite being shot in the chest, tackled Kipland as he was reloading. Several others quickly piled on to pin the gunman to the ground until police arrived.
  • U.S. Capitol Shooting

    U.S. Capitol Shooting
    United States Capitol Police officers John Gibson and Jacob Chestnut were fatally shot when Russell Weston, Jr. entered the U.S. Capitol and opened fire. After shooting Officer Chestnut in the entraceway, Weston tried to enter House Republican Whip Tom DeLay's office but was confronted by officers who engaged in a shootout with Weston. Officer Gibson and Weston were both injured in the shootout, Gibson later died at the hospital. A third victim, a tourist, was also injured by a stray bullet.
  • New St. John Fellowship Baptist Church Rampage

    New St. John Fellowship Baptist Church Rampage
    Shon Miller, 22, kicked open the doors of the New St. John Fellowship Baptist Church in Gonzales, Louisiana, fired twice into the ceiling and ordered everybody to hit the floor. Miller then marched down the aisle, shooting between the benches as screaming parishioners scattered in horror. Three died and four others were wounded. Miller, a homeless former welder, also shot his mother-in-law to death at her home.
  • Columbine High School Shooting

    Columbine High School Shooting
    Two senior students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, embarked on a massacre, killing 12 students and 1 teacher at Columbine High School. They also injured 21 other students directly, and three people were injured while attempting to escape. The pair then committed suicide. It is the fourth-deadliest school massacre in United States history, after the 1927 Bath School disaster, 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, and the 1966 University of Texas massacre, and the deadliest for an American high school.
  • Albertson Supermarket Shooting

    Albertson Supermarket Shooting
    Zane Michael Floyd, 23, dressed in camouflage and a sporting a shaved head, opened fire in a supermarket in Las Vegas, killing four people. Three of the dead were employees of the Albertsons supermarket, the fourth was a shopper. A fifth victim was critically injured. Floyd surrendered to police following a short standoff outside the supermarket.
  • Atlanta Day Trading Firms Shooting

    Atlanta Day Trading Firms Shooting
    Mark Barton shot and killed 9 people and injured 13 more at two Atlanta, GA day trading firms, Momentum Securities and the All-Tech Investment Group. It is believed that Barton, a daytrader, was motivated by $105,000 USD in losses over the previous two months. Four hours after the Atlanta shootings, Barton committed suicide at a gas station in Acworth, Georgia. He had been spotted by police and was ordered to stop, but shot and killed himself before the police could reach him.
  • Wedgewood Baptist Church Shooting

    Wedgewood Baptist Church Shooting
    Larry Gene Ashbrook shot and killed seven people and wounded another seven at the Wedgwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas during a Christian rock concert and prayer rally. Four of the seven victims killed at the church were teenagers. Ashbrook interrupted the rally, armed with two loaded handguns, and began shouting anti-Baptist rhetoric then opened fire. He committed suicide as he was running out of ammunition.
  • Hawaii Xerox Facility Shooting

    Hawaii Xerox Facility Shooting
    Byran Koji Uyesugi, a service technician, opened fire inside a Xerox facility in Honolulu, Hawaii where he was employed. Uyesugi shot at eight people; seven fatally (six co-workers and his supervisor) and one more fired upon during escape. This was the worst mass murder in the history of Hawaii. The case also heightened awareness of workplace violence in Hawaii and elsewhere.
  • Wendy's Restaurant Massacre

    Wendy's Restaurant Massacre
    John Taylor, 36, a former employee, bound and gagged seven of his former co-workers in the basement of a Wendy’s restaurant in Flushing, New York. Taylor then shot all seven hostages in the head at point-blank range. All but two of the employees died.
  • Wakefield Massacre

    Wakefield Massacre
    Michael “Mucko” McDermott, an application support employee at Edgewater Technology in Wakefield, Massachusetts, shot and killed seven co-workers. At trial, McDermott stated that he was born without a soul and that God had allowed him to earn a soul by traveling back in time to kill Nazis. However, the prosecution asserted that the killings were motivated by his employer's garnishing of his wages to the IRS, to pay back taxes that he owed.
  • Rifle Colorado Trailer Park Shootings

    Rifle Colorado Trailer Park Shootings
    Mike Stagner, a forty-one year old local drunk, manic-depressive and schizophrenic seemingly reaching a boiling point over the growing Hispanic population in the area, went on a shooting rampage through a trailer park in Rifle, Colorado, killing four people and leaving three others wounded.
  • Burns International Security Shooting

    Burns International Security Shooting
    Joseph Ferguson, a 21-year-old Burns International Security guard, killed five people and wounded two more before shooting himself to death during a 24-hour rampage in Sacramento, California.
  • Appalachian School of Law Shooting

    Appalachian School of Law Shooting
    Three people were killed and three others were wounded when a former student, 43-year-old Peter Odighizuwa, opened fire at the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia.
    According to a county coroner, powder burns indicated that the victims were shot at point blank range.
  • Beltway Snipers

    Beltway Snipers
    John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo shot and killed several victims in the D.C. Metropolitan area using a seminautomatic caliber sniper rifle which Malvo and Muhammad shot from the trunk of the car through a small hall they had created. Eleven people were killed and six others were wounded during the nearly month-long killing spree.
  • University of Arizona Shooting

    University of Arizona Shooting
    Robert S. Flores, Jr., 41, a nursing student at the University of Arizona, shot and killed three female professors before turning the gun on himself. One day prior to the shooting, Flores mailed the Arizona Daily Star newspaper a 22-page suicide letter, which began with “Greetings from the dead.” Unfortunately, the letter was delivered a day too late.
  • Lockheed Martin Shooting

    Lockheed Martin Shooting
    Douglas Williams, 48, an assembly line worker at the Lockheed Martin plant in Meridian, Mississippi shot 14 of his co-workers with a shotgun, killing six of them, before committing suicide.
  • Red Lake Senior High School Massacre

    Red Lake Senior High School Massacre
    Jeffrey James "Jeff" Weise shot and killed five students, an unarmed security guard and a teacher on an Indian reservation at Red Lake Senior High School in Minnesota before turning the gun on himself.
  • Albuquerque Shooting Spree

    Albuquerque Shooting Spree
    John Hyde, 48, shot and killed two police officers in Albuquerque, NM. The officers were trying to pick Hyde up after his doctor requested he be brought in for a mental health evaluation. He also shot and killed three others during a separate incident before being apprehended by police.
  • Tacoma Mall Shooting

    Tacoma Mall Shooting
    Dominick Maldonado entered the Tacoma Mall in Tacoma, Washington with a semi-automatic rifle and a pistol and began shooting, injuring six. Maldonado then took four people hostage in a Sam Goody store, including two employees, a customer, and a 12-year-old boy whom he only briefly held captive before releasing. The attack began shortly after noon, and the hostage situation lasted until four p.m. when Maldonado surrendered to a Tacoma police SWAT team without further incident.
  • North Hamilton Avenue Shootings

    North Hamilton Avenue Shootings
    Desmond Turner shot seven people, three of whom were children, with a military-style weapon in a house on North Hamilton Avenue in Indianapolis, Indiana. Police say Turner’s motive was an attempt to steal alleged drug money from the residence. At the time of the shooting, Turner had only been out of prison for 6 months after serving a 4-year prison sentence for unrelated weapons and drug convictions.
  • Amish School Shootings

    Amish School Shootings
    Charles Carl Roberts IV, an American milk truck driver, shot ten girls (aged 6–13), killing five, before committing suicide in an Amish one-room schoolhouse in the Old Order Amish community of Nickel Mines, a village in Bart Township of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
  • Trolley Square Mall Shooting

    Trolley Square Mall Shooting
    Sulejman Talovic, 18, went on a shooting spree at Trolley Square Mall in Salt Lake City, Utah, killing five bystanders and wounding four others before being shot to death by police.
  • Virginia Tech Tragedy

    Virginia Tech Tragedy
    Seung-Hui Cho, an undergraduate student at Virginia Tech, killed 32 people and wounded 25 others in a shooting rampage. Cho’s shooting spree began in a dormitory then unfolded later that morning in Norris Hall, an academic building on the other side of campus. The bulk of the shootings took place in Norris where 30 students and faculty died, including the gunman himself who committed suicide after law enforcement officers breached the doors of the building.
  • Latah County Courthouse Shooting

    Latah County Courthouse Shooting
    Jason Hamilton, 36, sprayed dozens of bullets on the Latah County Courthouse in Moscow, Idaho, where he killed three innocent victims before taking his own life. Hamilton had a history of violence and had appeared in a Latah County courtroom a few days prior, but was released on the condition that he undergo mental health counseling and not possess any weapons.
  • Delaware State University Shooting

    Delaware State University Shooting
    Eighteen-year-old freshman, Loyer D. Braden, shot two other Delaware State University students, killing one and severely injuring the other at a campus dining hall.
  • SuccessTech Alternative High School Shooting

    SuccessTech Alternative High School Shooting
    Fourteen-year-old Asa H. Coon, a suspended student, opened fire in his downtown high school wounding four people as his terrified schoolmates hid in closets and bathrooms and huddled under desks. Coon then killed himself on the fourth floor of SuccessTech Alternative High School in Cleveland, OH.
  • Westroads Mall Shooting

    Westroads Mall Shooting
    Robert A. Hawkins, 19, killed nine people and wounded four others in the Von Maur department store at Westroads Mall in Omaha, Nebraska. Hawkins then turned the gun on himself. The Westroads Mall shooting was the deadliest shooting spree in Nebraska since the rampage of Charles Starkweather in 1958.
  • Colorado Church Shooting Spree

    Colorado Church Shooting Spree
    Matthew J. Murray, 24, went on a pair of shooting sprees at a missionary training school in Arvada, CO and at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO. Five people – including the gunman – were killed, and five others were wounded during the two eruptions of violence which occurred 12 hours and 65 miles apart. Murray, who was home-schooled in what friends say, was a deeply religious Christian household, had been expelled from the missionary school a few years prior.
  • Kirkwood City Hall Massacre

    Kirkwood City Hall Massacre
    Charles Lee "Cookie" Thornton shot a police officer with a revolver across the side street from Kirkwood City Hall in Kirkwood, Missouri. Thornton then took the officer's handgun with him, along with his revolver, and entered into a room at city hall where several public officials were meeting and he began shooting. Six people died and two others were injured during the shootout.
  • Louisiana Technical College Shooting

    Louisiana Technical College Shooting
    Latina Williams, a 23-year-old student at Louisiana Technical College in Baton Rouge, LA shot and killed two fellow students in their classroom before shooting herself in the head. The two women Williams shot were apparently in their seats in a twenty person emergency medical technician class when Williams entered the room through a back door and fired off six rounds into the crowd of students.
  • Northern Illinois University Shooting

    Northern Illinois University Shooting
    Steven Kazmierczak shot multiple people in a large auditorium-style lecture hall on the campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, killing five and injuring twenty-one, before committing suicide. Kazmierczak entered the lecture hall from a vestibule, which led directly to the stage in the front of the classroom. Upon entering, Kazmierczak stood there, wearing a t-shirt with “Terrorist” imposed across his chest, firing multiple rounds into the crowd of students.
  • Atlantic Plastics Factory Shooting Rampage

    Atlantic Plastics Factory Shooting Rampage
    Wesley Neal Higdon, 25, shot and killed five people and critically injured a sixth person before taking his own life at an Atlantic Plastics Factory in Henderson, KY. Earlier in the day, Higdon had an argument with his supervisor about wearing safety goggles and using his cell phone. Later that day, as his supervisor escorted him out of the building, Hidgon shot him then re-entered the building and began shooting people on the plant floor at random.
  • Portland Nightclub Shooting Spree

    Portland Nightclub Shooting Spree
    Erik Salvador Ayala opened fire indiscriminately, outside of an under-21 nightclub, The Zone, in Portland, OR, killing two and wounding seven others before turning the gun on himself. On the evening of the shooting, Ayala, who was unemployed and suffered from depression, left a note for his roommate insinuating suicide, before driving to downtown Portland and unleashing rage on a group of innocent bystanders.
  • Geneva County Massacre

    Geneva County Massacre
    Michael McLendon, 28, went on a bloody rampage in rural Alabama, killing ten people before taking his own life. The Geneva County Massacre spanned across two towns in Geneva County, including a Pilgrim's Pride plant near Enterprise where his mother worked. McLendon's mother, grandmother, uncle and cousin were among those killed by the gunman, who apparently had a hitlist of people "who done him wrong".
  • Homestead Resort Shooting

    Homestead Resort Shooting
    Beacher F. Hackney, a janitor at the luxurious Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA, was a ticking time bomb who exploded on the evening of March 21, 2009 when he entered the kitchen of the Homestead and began shooting. Hackney shot two of his supervisors to death, then casually walked out of the hotel and hasn’t been seen since. He is on the U.S. Marshals’ 15 Most Wanted Fugitives list.
  • Carthage Nursing Home Massacre

    Carthage Nursing Home Massacre
    Robert Kenneth Stewart, 45, opened fire at the Pinelake Health and Rehab nursing home in Carthage, North Carolina, killing either people and wounding another two before being apprehended by police. Stewart's estranged wife, a nurse at the nursing home and the apparent main target, survived the shooting unharmed, as she was hiding in a bathroom in the Alzheimer ward of the building, which was secured by passcode-protected doors.
  • Binghamton Massacre

    Binghamton Massacre
    Gunman, Jiverly Wong, barricaded the back door of a community center with his car and then opened fire on a room full of immigrants taking a citizenship class, killing 13 people before apparently committing suicide. The massacre inside the American Civic Association office in Binghamton, NY lasted only a few minutes, but it took law enforcement almost three hours to rescue the 37 survivors trapped inside because at the time, police were unaware that there was only one assailant.
  • Holocaust Museum Shooting

    Holocaust Museum Shooting
    James von Brunn, 88, entered the Holocaust Museum armed with a .22-caliber rifle and immediately opened fire, first fatally wounding the security guard who had opened the door for him. Von Brunn then proceeded to shoot two more security guards who returned fire, successfully taking down the gunman in the entryway of the building. Von Brunn was immediaetly apprehended by local law enforcement and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
  • Bridgeville Fitness Club Shooting

    Bridgeville Fitness Club Shooting
    The Bridgeville Fitness Club Shooting was a murder-suicide that took place in Collier Township, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. George Sodini entered the Bridgeville L.A. Fitness Club, turned out the lights on a dance-aerobics class filled with women, and opened fire with three guns, letting loose with a fusillade of at least 36 bullets. The attack resulted in four deaths, including Sodini, who took his own life. Nine other people were injured.
  • Fort Hood Shooting

    Fort Hood Shooting
    U.S. Army Major, Nidal Malik Hasan, reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar!" ("God is greatest") then opened fire in the Soldier Readiness Center of Fort Hood Army Base, the most populous U.S. military installation located just outside Killeen, Texas. In the course of the shooting, Hasan killed 13 people and wounded 29 others in the worst shooting ever to take place on an American military base.
  • NVCC Woodbridge Campus Shooting

    NVCC Woodbridge Campus Shooting
    Jason Michael Hamilton, student at NVCC Woodbridge campus entered in an administration building with a high-powered rifle and began shooting. Hamilton, 20, fired two shots at his mathematics professor, but then was unable to continue after his gun jammed. The professor was able to duck behind a desk and did not get hit. No one was injured and the student was immediately taken into custody.
  • ABB St. Louis Plant Shooting

    ABB St. Louis Plant Shooting
    Fifty-one-year-old Timothy Hendron, an employee of an ABB St. Louis, Missouri manufacturing plant, walked into the plant armed with an assault rifle and two handguns and began shooting. The shooting occurred during a shift change so there were approximately 50 people in the plant at the time. Hendron killed three and injured five others before killing himself.
  • Penske Truck Rental Shooting Spree

    Penske Truck Rental Shooting Spree
    Jesse James Warren, 60, opened fire into a group of former colleagues at the Penske truck rental in Kennesaw, GA, killing three and critically injuring three others. Warren had worked for Penske as a truck mechanic from June 2005 through July 2009.
  • Appomattox County Killings

    Appomattox County Killings
    Police received a 911 call that a man was spotted bleeding and barely alive on a rural road in Appomattox County, Virginia. A deputy arrived, only to hear more gunshots in the distance. When police finally reached the home of Christopher Speight, they found seven bodies. All those killed were either family members or friends of Speight.
  • University of Alabama Biology Professor's Shooting Rampage

    University of Alabama Biology Professor's Shooting Rampage
    Amy Bishop, a biology professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, stood up during an afternoon faculty meeting and began shooting those closest to her with a 9-millimeter handgun. Bishop deliberately shot the faculty members one by one, killing three of her fellow biology professors and injuring three other school employees.
  • Ohio State University Shooting

    Ohio State University Shooting
    An armed gunman, 51-year-old Nathaniel Brown, opened fire in a maintenance building at Ohio State University, killing his manager and wounding two other maintenance workers before turning the gun on himself. Brown, a custodial worker at the university, was apparently upset over a poor job performance evaluation.
  • Discovery Channel Building Active Shooter

    Discovery Channel Building Active Shooter
    James J. Lee, a gunman, armed with several bombs held several people hostage for hours at the headquarters of Discovery Communications in Silver Spring MD before being shot to death by police. Lee had a history of protesting the Discovery Channel and had been arrested previously on charges of disorderly conduct and littering outside the headquarters building.
  • University of Texas, Austin Shooting

    University of Texas, Austin Shooting
    Colton Tooley, a 19-year-old sophomore wearing a ski mask and a dark business suit fired off several rounds from an AK-47 assault rifle both inside and outside the library on the University of Texas, Austin campus. Police later found Tooley dead on the sixth floor of the library from apparent self-inflicted gunshot wounds. No one else was hurt.
  • Millard High School Shooting

    Millard High School Shooting
    Robert Butler Jr., a 17-year-old student at Millard South High School in Omaha, Nebraska opened fire in the school’s main entrance, injuring the principal and fatally wounding the assistant principal. Butler fired seven shots from his Glock .40 during his four minute rampage at the school. Shortly after fleeing the scene, Butler committed suicide in a nearby parking lot.
  • Tucson Massacre

    Tucson Massacre
    Jared Lee Loughner, 22, shot U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords along with dozens of other innocent bystanders during a public meeting held in a supermarket parking lot in Casas Adobes, near Tucson, Arizona. The Tucson massacre left six dead and 24 others injured.
  • Murderous Rampage in Yuma, Arizona

    Murderous Rampage in Yuma, Arizona
    Carey Hal Dyess, 73, went on a shooting rampage in Yuma, AZ and towns along the Arizona border, leaving 6 people dead, including the attorney who represented his ex-wife in their divorce. Dyess, who was apparently very angry about his divorce, drove his PT cruiser to various locations hunting down his targeted victims one by one for six hours before taking his own life.
  • Mass Shooting in Norway

    Mass Shooting in Norway
    Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik, killed 77 people in two separate attacks in Oslo, Norway. The first attack was a car bomb attack on the national government quarters in Oslo, killing 8 people. Behring Breivik then drove some 40 km to the island of Utoya where a political youth camp was in progress. Dressed as a policeman, he gathered the attendants and then opened fire, leading to the massacre of 69 people over the span of roughly 90 minutes.
  • Copley Township Shooting Spree

    Copley Township Shooting Spree
    Michael E. Hance, 51, went on a shooting spree in Copley Township, Ohio killing seven people before police shot and killed him. Hance allegedly shot his girlfriend, at the home the couple shared, before running through his neighborhood and claiming the lives of six other random victims.
  • IHOP Shooting Massacre

    IHOP Shooting Massacre
    Eduardo Sencion, 32, opened fire in an International House of Pancakes restaurant in Carson City, Nevada. Sencion walked into the restaurant and started shooting at table of uniformed National Guard members. Sencion then turned the gun on himself. Five people died, including the gunman and seven others were wounded.
  • Cupertino Quarry Shooting

    Cupertino Quarry Shooting
    Shareef Allman, 49, opened fire at the Permanente Quarry in Cupertino, California, killing three and wounding six others. Allman, a longtime employee at the quarry, methodically shot his colleagues one by one with his .40-caliber handgun and .223-caliber assault rifle. After his rampage, Allman drove away from the plant and shot and wounded a woman whose car he was trying to steal. Several hours later, Shareef Allman was fatally shot by police after an overnight dragnet.
  • Seal Beach Salon Shooting

    Seal Beach Salon Shooting
    Scott Evans Dekraai entered the Salon Meritage hair salon in Seal Beach, California armed with three handguns and began shooting. Eight people inside the salon and one person in the parking lot were shot, and only one victim survived. There were about twenty-three people in the salon at the time, including Dekraai’s ex-wife, who was among those killed. The Seal Beach shooting was the deadliest mass killing in Orange County history.
  • Chardon High School Shooting

    Chardon High School Shooting
    T.J. Lane, 17, opened fire during breakfast in the cafeteria at Chardon High School in Ohio, killing three and wounding five others. On the morning of the shooting, Lane, a student at Lake Academy, which is a nearby alternative high school for trouble students, was supposed to be waiting for a bus at Chardon to take him to Lake Academy but instead he entered the cafeteria and began shooting students at random.
  • Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Shooting

    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Shooting
    Thirty-year-old John Shick, a former Duquesne University graduate student, went on a deadly shooting rampage at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, PA. Shortly after entering the facility, armed with two handguns, Shick began shooting victims at random. Seven people were wounded by gunfire, including a clinic worker who was pronounced dead 80 minutes after the shooting began. The gunman also died after being shot by University of Pittsburgh police.
  • Oikos University Shooting

    Oikos University Shooting
    One L. Goh, a former nursing student at Oikos University in Oakland, California, is accused of killing seven people during a shooting spree in which he entered a nursing class and demanded that the students line up then began shooting. According to the Oakland Police Chief, Goh, a 43-year-old South Korean national, had been expelled from the university and was upset with administrators at the school, and also with several students who had apparently teased him for his lack of English speaking s
  • Tulsa Shooting Spree

    Tulsa Shooting Spree
    Jake England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 32, have confessed to the shooting spree that left three people dead and three others wounded in Tulsa, Oklahoma earlier this month. All of those killed in the spree were apparently random targets.