The paranoia of gun rights activists

The paranoia of gun rights activists

2019

Date

Location

Dead

Injured

Description

8/31/2019

Midland–Odessa, Texas

8

25

2019 West Texas shooting: Seven people were killed and twenty five  others were injured on the Interstate 20. The suspect was killed after a  shoot-out with police.

8/4/2019

Dayton, Ohio

10

27

2019 Dayton shooting: Nine people were killed and 27 were injured  outside of a bar. The perpetrator was killed by police.

8/3/2019

El Paso, Texas

22

24

2019 El Paso shooting: A gunman killed twenty-two people and injured  twenty-four others at a Walmart. The motive was a hate  crime against immigration. The gunman was arrested.

7/28/2019

Gilroy, California

4

15

Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting: A gunman killed 3 people, including  one 6 year-old boy, attending Gilroy's annual Garlic Festival; 12 more people  were injured. The shooter killed himself.

5/31/2019

Virginia Beach, Virginia

13

5

Virginia Beach shooting: A gunman killed 12 people and injured five  others at a municipal building. The gunman died at the scene.

5/7/2019

Highlands Ranch, Colorado

1

8

STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting: A school shooting was reported  at STEM School Highlands Ranch, around 1:50 p.m, two shooters targeted  separate locations and killed one student and injured eight more before being  arrested.

4/30/2019

Charlotte, North Carolina

2

4

2019 UNCC shooting: Six people were shot, two fatally, on the last day  of classes at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The student  gunman was taken into custody after he ran out of ammunition.

4/27/2019

Poway, California

1

3

Poway synagogue shooting: One person was killed and at least three were  wounded by a shooter at the Chabad of Poway synagogue.

2/15/2019

Aurora, Illinois

6

6

Aurora, Illinois, shooting: A 45-year old man opened fire at  a Henry Pratt Company plant and killed five people and injured six  others. He was a former worker at the plant and he was killed in a shootout  with police.

1/28/2019

Houston, Texas

2

4

Pecan Park raid: Two people were killed and four police officers were  injured during a drug raid at a home.

1/26/2019

Ascension Parish, Louisiana, and Livingston Parish, Louisiana

5

0

January 2019 Louisiana shootings: A 21-year old man killed five people,  including his parents, in two parishes in Louisiana.

1/23/2019

Sebring, Florida

5

0

2019 Sebring shooting: Five people were killed in a hostage incident  and shooting at a bank. The suspect was taken into custody by police.

2018

11/19/2018

Chicago, Illinois

4

0

Mercy Hospital shooting: A gunman opened fire in the Mercy  Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, killing a doctor at the hospital  who was his former fiancée, a police officer, and one other person before  being killed either by himself or by police.

11/11/2018

Robbins, Illinois

1

4

Shooting of Jemel Roberson: A man re-entered a bar after being ejected  and began to fire, wounding three people and becoming injured himself. Armed  security guards apprehended the suspect. Responding officers saw one of the  security guards with a gun, and shot and killed him.

11/7/2018

Thousand Oaks, California

13

12+

Thousand Oaks shooting: A man entered a bar hosting a student  line-dancing event and killed twelve people, including a police officer. At  least twelve other people were injured. The gunman then killed himself.

11/2/2018

Tallahassee, Florida

3

5

2018 Tallahassee attack: A man entered a yoga studio and killed two  women and injured five others; four by gunshots and one  by pistol-whipping, before committing suicide.

10/27/2018

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

11

7

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: A man opened fire in the Tree of Life  synagogue in an antisemitic attack, killing eleven people and  injuring six others (including four police officers). The suspect was taken  into custody by police.

10/3/2018

Florence, South Carolina

2

10

Florence shooting: Officers were shot at during a two hour standoff  while attempting to execute a search warrant. The perpetrator held children  hostage, killing one and wounding seven before being arrested.

9/20/2018

Aberdeen, Maryland

4

3

Aberdeen shooting: An employee of the Rite Aid Distribution  facility killed three victims before wounding herself. The shooter died later  in the hospital.

9/6/2018

Cincinnati, Ohio

4

2

Fifth Third Center shooting: A gunman entered a loading dock at  the Fifth Third Centerskyscraper and opened fire before entering the  lobby of a building. Four people, including the shooter, were killed and two  were injured.

8/26/2018

Jacksonville, Florida

3

11

Jacksonville Landing shooting: A gunman killed two people and wounded  eleven more (nine with gunshot wounds) at a Madden NFL  19 competition before killing himself. The shooter was identified  as David Katz, an individual who had reportedly been eliminated from the  competition before the shooting.

6/28/2018

Annapolis, Maryland

5

2

Capital Gazette shooting: A gunman entered the offices of The  Capital Gazette and killed five employees and wounded two others.

6/17/2018

Trenton, New Jersey

1

22

Art All Night shooting: Several gunmen wounded seventeen people at the  Art All Night festival. Five others were wounded when they were trampled by  people around them. One of the suspected gunmen was shot and killed by  police. Police suspect the shooting was gang-related.

May 30,  2018–June 4, 2018

Scottsdale, Arizona

7

0

2018 Scottsdale spree shootings: Over the course of several days, a man  killed a forensic psychiatrist, two paralegals, a counselor, and a couple  from whom he took a handgun. The suspect killed himself when police began  closing in on him.

5/18/2018

Santa Fe, Texas

10

14

Santa Fe High School shooting: A student at Santa Fe High  School shot and killed ten people and wounded fourteen others. Explosive  devices were also found, but they were not detonated. The suspect was taken  into custody by police.

4/22/2018

Nashville, Tennessee

4

2

Nashville Waffle House shooting: A gunman entered a Waffle House,  where he killed four people and injured two others. He was later taken into  custody.

4/3/2018

San Bruno, California

1

4

YouTube headquarters shooting: A woman approached an outdoor patio  at YouTubeHeadquarters and wounded three people before committing  suicide, a fourth person was injured in the evacuation.

3/9/2018

Yountville, California

5

0

Yountville shooting: A man entered the Veterans Home of  California and held three staff members hostage. He killed the three  staff members (and the unborn child of one of the staff members, who was  pregnant) before killing himself in a murder–suicide.

2/14/2018

Parkland, Florida

17

17

Stoneman Douglas High School shooting: A former student of Marjory  Stoneman Douglas High School entered the school, killed seventeen  people, and wounded seventeen others. He was taken into custody by police.

1/28/2018

Melcroft, Pennsylvania

5

1

Melcroft shooting: A man shot and killed four people and wounded one  other at a gas station before he committed suicide.

1/23/2018

Benton, Kentucky

2

16

Marshall County High School shooting: A fifteen-year-old student killed  two other students and injured sixteen others before discarding his weapon  and attempting to hide among other students. He was apprehended by police.

2017

12/31/2017

Highlands Ranch, Colorado

2

6

Copper Canyon Apartment Homes shooting: After being called to a home  for a report of a disturbance, five police officers were shot in an  "ambush-style" attack. One officer was killed and the other four  were wounded. Two other people were also wounded in a neighboring apartment.  Officers later re-entered the apartment with a SWAT team and killed  the suspect; another officer was injured in this exchange.

12/7/2017

Aztec, New Mexico

3

0

Aztec High School shooting: A man walked into Aztec High  School disguised as a student and killed two before killing himself.

11/13/2017

Tehama County, California

6

12

Rancho Tehama Reserve shootings: A man killed his wife and hid her body  under the floorboards of their home before killing two neighbors, firing at  random at people, and then ramming his truck through the gates of an  elementary school and firing at those inside. He then drove away and targeted  other random victims before being rammed by police and shooting himself. He  killed five people and injured twelve others (some with bullet wounds, others  were injured by flying glass) before committing suicide.

11/5/2017

Sutherland Springs, Texas

27

20

Sutherland Springs church shooting: A gunman approached the First  Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs and killed two people outside before  entering and shooting at the congregation, killing 26 people (including an  unborn child) and injuring twenty. He was confronted by a local man with a  gun, and they exchanged gunfire before entering a vehicle. The man flagged  down another person and they began a high-speed chase of the gunman, which  ended when the gunman went off the road and was found dead either from a  self-inflicted gunshot wound or from one of the two bullets fired by the  local man.

10/1/2017

Las Vegas, Nevada

59

422

2017 Las Vegas shooting: A man in a high floor of a hotel opened fire  on a country music festival happening outside, killing 58 people and injuring  851 others, with 422 of them suffering from gunshot wounds. The man then shot  himself.

9/24/2017

Antioch, Tennessee

1

8

Burnette Chapel shooting: A man killed a woman outside the Burnette  Chapel Church of Christ before entering the chapel and wounding seven others.  During a struggle with an usher, the man shot himself in the chest. The usher  ran to his car to get his own pistol and held the man at gunpoint until  police arrived to arrest him.

9/10/2017

Plano, Texas

9

1

2017 Plano shooting: A man entered his ex-wife's home while she was  hosting a football-watching party and killed her and seven others, and  wounded one other. He was killed by police.

8/28/2017

Clovis, New Mexico

2

4

Clovis library shooting: A sixteen-year-old killed two people and  wounded four others at a public library before surrendering to police.

7/1/2017

Little Rock, Arkansas

0

28

Little Rock nightclub shooting: Twenty-eight people were injured  (twenty-five directly by gunfire) when shooting broke out in a nightclub  where rapper Finese 2Tymes was performing.

6/30/2017

New York City, New York

2

6

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital attack: A former hospital employee killed a  doctor and wounded six others before he committed suicide.

6/14/2017

San Francisco, California

4

5

San Francisco UPS shooting: A gunman entered his workplace and singled  out coworkers, killing three and wounding five, before committing suicide.

6/14/2017

Alexandria, Virginia

1

6

2017 Congressional baseball shooting: A gunman shot and wounded four  people, including Republican Congressman and House Majority Whip Steve  Scalise, while they were practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game.  Two others were also injured in other ways. The gunman was killed after being  engaged by Capitol police officers assigned to protect Scalise and  by police officers responding to the scene.

6/8/2017

Eaton Township, Pennsylvania

4

0

Eaton Township Weis Markets shooting: An employee of a Weis  Markets supermarket who was working a night shift barricaded the exits  and killed three coworkers before killing himself.

6/6/2017

Sandy, Utah

3

2

Sandy, Utah attack: A man rammed a vehicle containing his  ex-girlfriend, three children and one other adult, opened fire, killing two  and wounding two, then committed suicide.

6/5/2017

Orlando, Florida

6

0

Orlando factory shooting: A former employee entered the factory through  a rear exit and killed five employees and then himself.

5/27/2017

Lincoln County, Mississippi

8

1

2017 Mississippi shootings: A man killed eight people, including  several family members and a sheriff's deputy, at three separate houses. He  was injured by police and then arrested. The shooter later said he had  intended to commit suicide by cop.

5/12/2017

Kirkersville, Ohio

4

0

Kirkersville shooting: After taking two people hostage, a man shot and  killed a police officer and two nurses at a nursing home before he killed  himself.

4/13/2017

Fresno, California

4

0

2017 Fresno shootings: A man killed a security guard at a hotel, then  killed three other people five days later. The attacks, committed against  white people by a black suspect, are believed to have been racially motivated  and the suspect believed there was a race wartaking place between white  and black people. He was taken into custody by police.

4/10/2017

San Bernardino, California

3

1

North Park Elementary School shooting: A man entered an elementary  school, telling school administrators he needed to drop something off for his  wife. He entered the classroom where she was teaching and killed her, also  killing a student and wounding another who were standing nearby. He then  killed himself.

3/26/2017

Cincinnati, Ohio

2

16

Cincinnati nightclub shooting: Two men were killed and sixteen people  were wounded after a fight escalated into a shooting at a crowded nightclub.  One person was arrested.

3/22/2017

Schofield, Wisconsin and Rothschild, Wisconsin

5

0

2017 Schofield/Rothschild shootings: A man demanded his wife sign  divorce papers and after a confrontation, returned to her place of work and  shot and killed four people before being killed by the police.

1/6/2017

Broward County, Florida

5

6

Fort Lauderdale airport shooting: A man killed five people and injured  six in a shooting at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International  Airport before running out of ammunition and laying on the ground to  surrender to police. Thirty to forty other people were also hurt, with  injuries not directly caused by gunfire.

2016

9/28/2016

Townville, South Carolina

2

3

Townville Elementary School shooting: A fifteen-year-old shot and  killed his father before driving to the local elementary school and injuring  three students and a teacher. One student later died of his injuries. The  shooter was later arrested.

9/23/2016

Burlington, Washington

5

0

Cascade Mall shooting: A man killed five people at the Cascade  Mall. He was arrested a day later. The shooter later killed himself while in  jail.

8/20/2016

Citronelle, Alabama

6

0

2016 Citronelle homicides: A man killed six people (including an unborn  child) while they were sleeping in a home. He was arrested by police.

7/30/2016

Mukilteo, Washington

3

1

2016 Mukilteo shooting: A student at the University of  Washington killed three people and injured one other in a shooting at a  party. One of the people he killed was his ex-girlfriend. The shooter was  arrested and sentenced to life in prison.

7/17/2016

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

4

3

2016 shooting of Baton Rouge police officers: A gunman killed three law  enforcement officers and injured three others. The gunman was killed by a  member of the SWAT team that responded to the shooting. The shooting is  believed to have been related to the unrest in Baton Rouge following  the shooting of Alton Sterling, and the gunman was involved  with black separatist and sovereign  citizen organizations.

7/11/2016

St. Joseph, Michigan

3

2

St. Joseph courthouse shooting: A handcuffed inmate killed  two bailiffs and injured a deputy and another woman after taking a  deputy's gun in a courthouse. The inmate was killed by two other bailiffs.

7/7/2016

Dallas, Texas

6

11

2016 shooting of Dallas police officers: A shooter killed five police  officers and wounded nine other officers and two civilians at a protest over  the police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.  The shooter was killed by a bomb delivered by a remote control vehicle. He is  believed to have been motivated by retribution for black men killed by  police.

6/12/2016

Orlando, Florida

50

53

Orlando nightclub shooting: A gunman killed 49 people and wounded 53  others in a shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub. The gunman was killed in  a shootout with the police.

5/5/2019

Beltsville and Bethesda, Maryland

3

3

2016 Maryland shooting spree: A federal officer shot and killed three  people and injured three others in an attack that began with him killing his  estranged wife.

4/21/2016

Pike County, Ohio

8

0

Pike County shootings: Eight people, all members of the same family,  were killed. Bodies were found in four separate locations.

3/9/2016

Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania

6

3

2016 Wilkinsburg mass shooting: Six people (including an unborn child)  were killed and three were injured by two gunmen in an attack during a  backyard party. One person with a handgun drove the partygoers toward a  backyard porch, where the second shot at them with an assault-style rifle.

March 7-March 8, 2016

Kansas City, Kansas and Montgomery County, Missouri

5

0

2016 Kansas-Missouri murder spree: Four people were killed at a home  and another was shot and killed the following day. The perpetrator was  arrested the next day.

2/25/2016

Hesston and Newton, Kansas

4

14

Hesston shooting: A man killed three people and injured fourteen others  in an attack at his workplace. He had been served with a temporary order  of protection shortly before he began shooting. He was killed by police  who responded to the scene.

2/20/2016

Kalamazoo, Michigan

6

2

2016 Kalamazoo shootings: An Uber driver is suspected to have  killed six people and wounded two others in a series of shootings targeting  random people.

2015

12/2/2015

San Bernardino, California

16

22

2015 San Bernardino attack: A married couple opened fire on the  husband's colleagues at a work training event. They killed fourteen people  and injured twenty-two before being killed in a shootout with  police. Pipe bombs set at their residence failed to detonate. The  two perpetrators are believed to have been radicalized, though not  believed to have been directly connected to a specific foreign terrorist  organization.

11/29/2015

Colorado Springs, Colorado

3

9

Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting: A man killed two  civilians and a police officer and wounded nine others inside a Planned  Parenthood clinic before surrendering to police. The shootings are  suspected to have been motivated by the suspect's anti-abortion views.

11/23/2015

Minneapolis, Minnesota

0

5

Shooting of protesters at a Black Lives Matter protest: During  a Black Lives Matter protest related to the shooting of Jamar  Clark, a man opened fire and injured five protestors. The perpetrator was  later arrested.

10/1/2015

Roseburg, Oregon

10

8

Umpqua Community College shooting: A student at Umpqua Community  College killed nine people and injured eight others on the college  campus. After being wounded by police officers, he killed himself.

8/26/2015

Moneta, Virginia

3

1

Murders of Alison Parker and Adam Ward: An enraged former employee  for WDBJ (Bryce Williams) carried out a preplanned shooting  targeting 3 reporters, conducting a live T.V. interview near Smith  Mountain Lake. Alison Parker was fatally shot, and the cameraman Adam Ward  was also killed. Vicki Gardner was also shot, but survived. He fled the scene  in his car then took off on foot while a massive manhunt was  underway. Before police could approach Williams, he committed suicide by  shooting himself. He stated that the motive was the Charleston church  shooting and possible discrimination at his workplace.

8/8/2015

Harris County, Texas

8

0

2015 Harris County shooting: A man broke into his ex-girlfriend's home  and held her hostage along with her husband and six children, one of whom was  his son. Over the course of nine hours, he killed everyone in the home. After  a shootout with police, he surrendered and was taken into custody.

7/23/2015

Lafayette, Louisiana

3

9

2015 Lafayette shooting: A gunman killed two people and injured nine in  a shooting at a movie theater. After trying to blend into the crowd leaving  the theater, the gunman heard sirens, returned to the theater, and killed  himself.

7/16/2015

Chattanooga, Tennessee

6

2

2015 Chattanooga shootings: A man committed a drive-by shooting at a  military recruitment center in a strip mall, wounding one Marine. With  police in pursuit, he drove to a U.S. Navy Reserve center and  rammed his vehicle through a gate. He fatally wounded  a Navy sailor, killed four Marines, and wounded a police officer  before being killed by a naval commander. The FBI later determined the  gunman had been motivated by propaganda published by terrorist organizations.

6/17/2015

Charleston, South Carolina

9

1

Charleston church shooting: A white supremacist killed nine  black people during a prayer service at the Emanuel African Methodist  Episcopal Church, wounding one other. He was taken into custody by police,  and later said that he committed the shootings in an attempt to start a  "race war".

5/17/2015

Waco, Texas

9

18

2015 Waco shootout: Gunfire broke out at a restaurant where members of  several motorcycle clubs had gathered to discuss political rights  for motorcyclists. Members of the clubs and police were both involved in the  gunfire. Nine people were killed and eighteen were injured in the shootout,  all members of the motorcycle clubs. The shooting may have resulted from a  territorial dispute between two of the motorcycle clubs.

2/26/2015

Tyrone, Missouri

8

1

2015 Tyrone shooting: A man killed seven people and wounded one after  going door-to-door and shooting people in four separate homes. Four of the  people he killed were family members. The man then killed himself. The  shooting was possibly motivated by the man finding his mother dead from  natural causes.

2014

12/15/2014 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 6 1 2014 Montgomery County shootings: Six people were found dead and one  wounded in three locations across Montgomery County. The shooter was found  dead the next day after committing suicide by overdose. One of the victims  was the shooter's ex-wife, the others were her relatives.
12/12/2014 Portland, Oregon 0 4 Rosemary Anderson High School shooting: A perpetrator shot and injured  three students and an adult outside of the school.
10/24/2014 Marysville, Washington 5 1 Marysville Pilchuck High School shooting: A fifteen-year-old killed  four people and injured one other in the cafeteria of Marysville  Pilchuck High School before killing himself.
7/9/2014 Spring, Texas 6 1 2014 Harris County shooting: A man is suspected of killing six of his  family members and wounding a seventh. He was arrested after a brief chase  and a standoff that lasted several hours.
5/23/2014 Isla Vista, California 7 13 2014 Isla Vista killings: Several hours after stabbing and killing his  three roommates, a man drove to a sorority house near the University of  California, Santa Barbara and knocked on the door. After receiving no  answer, he began shooting at people nearby, killing two members of another  sorority and injuring a third. He then returned to his car and continued to  shoot at and ram people with his vehicle before killing himself with a  gunshot. The attack is believed to have been motivated by the killer's  hatred of women and frustration with his dating and family life.
4/13/2014 Overland Park, Kansas 3 0 Overland Park Jewish Community Center shooting: A white supremacist  went to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and Village Shalom  and killed three, two near the community center and one at the retirement  community.
4/2/2014 Fort Hood, Texas 4 14 2014 Fort Hood shooting: After being denied leave from the Fort Hood  military base where he was stationed, a man killed three people and injured  fourteen before killing himself.

2013

11/1/2013 Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California 1 4 2013 Los Angeles International Airport shooting: A man entered the Los  Angeles International Airport, killed a TSA agent, and wounded  three other people. He was injured when shot several times by police.
9/16/2013 Washington D.C. 13 8 Washington Navy Yard shooting: A gunman entered the Naval Sea  Systems Commandheadquarters in the Washington Navy Yard with a  civilian contractor pass. He killed twelve people and injured eight before  being killed by police.
8/5/2013 Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania 3 4 Ross Township Municipal Building shooting: A man entered a meeting of  township supervisors and killed three people, injuring three others. The  gunman was also injured when his gun went off and hit his own leg as two men  wrestled him to the ground and took away his weapon. The shooting was  suspected to be motivated by a longstanding feud in which the gunman's  property rights had been taken away. He was sentenced to life in prison.
7/26/2013 Hialeah, Florida 7 0 2013 Hialeah shooting: A man lit his apartment on fire and killed six  other people in his apartment building before being killed by a SWAT team.
6/7/2013 Santa Monica, California 6 5 2013 Santa Monica shooting: A man killed two people in a residence  before lighting it on fire. He continued to shoot at people while moving  towards Santa Monica College, then attempted to carjack a passing  vehicle. After firing rounds at a passing bus, he ran into the college  library and continued shooting. He killed five people and injured five others  before being killed by police.
February  3–12, 2013 Orange, Los Angeles and Riverside counties, California 5 7 Christopher Dorner shootings and manhunt: A man travelled across three  counties during nine days, killing four people and injuring others. Four more  people were injured by police. The man then died during a standoff with  officers.
1/19/2013 South Valley, New Mexico 5 0 2013 South Valley homicides: A fifteen-year-old is suspected of killing  his parents and three siblings in their home. He was arrested by police.

2012

12/24/2012 Webster, New York 4 3 2012 Webster shooting: A man set fire to his home and the family car  before opening fire on responding firefighters, two were killed and three  wounded before he committed suicide, a fourth body was found in the house.
12/14/2012 Newtown, Connecticut 28 2 Sandy Hook Elementary School (2012): A 20-year old killed his mother  before shooting and killing twenty children and six adults at Sandy Hook  Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut. He then committed  suicide.
12/11/2012 Clackamas, Oregon 3 1 Clackamas Town Center shooting: A 22-year-old opened fire at the town  center wearing a hockey mask, and killed two people and injured a third  before fumbling with his weapon and being unable to reload. He committed  suicide in a stairwell of the location.
10/21/2012 Brookfield, Wisconsin 4 4 2012 Azana Spa shootings: The perpetrator drove to his ex-wife's work  place and waited until she was there to confront her and shot and killed her  and two other women, and injured four others before committing suicide.
9/27/2012 Minneapolis, Minnesota 7 2 Accent Signage Systems shooting: A former employee entered a local  sign-making business, and killed five and wounded four; two of the four later  died of their wounds, the perpetrator committed suicide.
8/24/2012 New York City, New York 2 9 Empire State Building shooting: A man shot and killed a former  co-worker before engaging in a shoot-out with the New York  police in which nine bystanders were wounded and the perpetrator was  killed.
8/13/2012 College Station, Texas 3 4 2012 College Station shooting: The perpetrator fatally shot an officer  attempting to serve him a notice to appear in court, he then injured a  neighbor and engaged in a shootout with responding officers until he was  killed by the officers.
8/5/2012 Oak Creek, Wisconsin 7 4 Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting: The perpetrator, a member of  the Hammerskins and various white power and neo-Nazi bands, fatally  shot six people at a Sikh temple before being killed by responding  police officers.
7/20/2012 Aurora, Colorado 12 70 Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooting: 31-year old James Eagan  Holmes, stormed a late-night premiere of The Dark Knight Rises and  shot and killed twelve people and wounded seventy others. He was sentenced to  life in prison.
5/30/2012 Seattle, Washington 6 1 Seattle cafe shooting spree: A patron who had been previously thrown  out of the cafe, entered and killed four people and wounded one, shortly  after he killed a woman during a carjacking and then committed suicide.
4/2/2012 Oakland, California 7 3 Oikos University shooting: A former student opened fire in a classroom  and fatally shot seven people, leaving three wounded.
2/27/2012 Chardon, Ohio 3 3 Chardon High School shooting: A seventeen-year-old entered Chardon  High School and fired at students sitting in the cafeteria killing three  and wounded three others before being arrested.