Officials said an 18-year-old shooter opened fire at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday, killing at least 19 children as he moved from classroom to classroom, the bloodiest school shooting in almost a decade and the latest grim moment for a country traumatized by a run of atrocities.
According to data from The EducationWeek, 119 gunshot incidents have occurred in schools since 2018. In the United States, there have already been 27 school shootings this year.
According to a study released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, active shooters killed 103 people in 2021. According to media reports, the number of active shooting events increased by 50% from 2020 and was nearly double that of 2017.
This year’s deadliest mass shootings in the United States:
14 May, Buffalo In a racially motivated incident, a white shooter killed ten Black individuals inside a store. He was arrested and is being held in jail without bail. “What occurred here is obvious and straightforward: terrorism,” President Joe Biden addressed a heartbroken throng at a community hall four days after the incident. Terrorism. “Internal terrorism.”
12 April, New York – A 62-year-old man detonated a smoke bomb and opened fire on a subway, wounding 23 people in one of the most horrific attacks in the history of New York’s transit system. The following day, he was arrested.
15 May in California – Early this afternoon, gunfire erupted at a Southern California church, killing at least one person and wounded five more. According to officials, the suspect, David Chou (68), was a Las Vegas man with a wife and kid in Taiwan who had traveled to Orange County with a grudge against Taiwanese people.
15 May, Houston – According to reports, two individuals were killed and three others were gravely injured in a shooting at an open-air flea market. According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the gunshot resulted from a quarrel between the five guys, and no bystanders were hurt.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 13 – In a gunshot in a popular nightlife location, at least 16 individuals were injured.
12 April, Brooklyn During the morning rush hour, a shooter opened fire inside a crowded subway vehicle, hurting ten people. It was described as “the greatest attack on New York City’s subway system in decades” by US media. The next day, a suspect, Frank R. James, was arrested and charged with committing a terrorist assault on a public transportation system.
3 April, Sacramento A shooting in the heart of California’s capital left at least six people dead and 12 more injured.
Arkansas, 19 March – Two persons engaged in a gunfight at a community gathering, killing one spectator and injuring 27 others, including six children, according to reports.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, January 23- In January, six individuals were shot dead: five males and one woman, according to the news agency. According to the authorities, information gathered during the investigation indicates that the killings were planned.