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Mass Shootings in the United States

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Officers arrive at the Orlando Police Headquarters during the investigation of a shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, June 12, 2016.

Officers arrive at the Orlando Police Headquarters during the investigation of a shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, June 12, 2016.

Mass Shootings in US

Sunday's shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida left 50 people dead and dozens wounded, making it the deadliest mass shooting in US history.

An edited list of earlier mass shootings in the United States:

December 2015: Couple kill 14 after storming California social services agency, are killed in gun battle with police.
November 2015: Gunman kills three after storming Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic; is arrested after hourslong standoff with police.

Police put the man suspected of killing at least three people during a shooting at a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado Springs, Colorado into a police vehicle, Nov. 27, 2015.

Police put the man suspected of killing at least three people during a shooting at a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado Springs, Colorado into a police vehicle, Nov. 27, 2015.


October 2015: Gunman kills nine at Oregon community college before being killed in gun battle with police.
July 2015: Gunman kills five at U.S. Navy Reserve center in Tennessee before being shot and killed by police.
June 2015: Gunman kills nine people in South Carolina church before fleeing, is captured the following day, awaiting trial.
May 2015: Nine killed in shootout between rival motorcycle clubs and police at Texas restaurant.

Sgt. Patrick Swanton Waco Police Department spokesman, speaks to the media near the Twin Peaks restaurant where members of a motorcycle gang were shot and killed in Waco, Texas, May 19, 2015.

Sgt. Patrick Swanton Waco Police Department spokesman, speaks to the media near the Twin Peaks restaurant where members of a motorcycle gang were shot and killed in Waco, Texas, May 19, 2015.


October 2014: Teenage gunman kills four teens, two of whom are his cousins, in Washington state high school before committing suicide.
September 2013: Gunman kills 12 people at a naval facility in Washington before dying in a gun battle with police.
December 2012: Gunman kills 26 adults and children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut before killing himself.
August 2012: Gunman kills six people at Sikh Temple in Wisconsin before committing suicide after being shot by police.
July 2012: Gunman kills 12 people during showing of Batman movie in Colorado.
January 2011: Gunman kills six people and wounds U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona.

Emergency personnel work at the scene where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and others were shot outside a Safeway grocery store in Tucson, Ariz., Jan. 8, 2011.

Emergency personnel work at the scene where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and others were shot outside a Safeway grocery store in Tucson, Ariz., Jan. 8, 2011.


November 2009: U.S. Army psychiatrist kills 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas.
April 2007: Virginia Tech student kills 32 people before committing suicide.
October 2006: Gunman kills five girls in Pennsylvania Amish school before committing suicide.
January 2006: Ex-postal worker kills eight before committing suicide in California in rare case of female shooter.
April 1999: Two Columbine High School students kill 12 students, one teacher and themselves in Colorado.
November 1991: Gunman kills four University of Iowa faculty members and a student before committing suicide.
October 1991: Gunman crashes pickup truck into Texas cafe, then begins shooting; kills 23 people before committing suicide.
August 1986: Gunman kills 14 postal workers in Oklahoma before committing suicide.
July 1984: Gunman kills 21 people at a McDonald's California before being killed by police.

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