There have been a total of 21 mass shootings in the United States so far this year, including tonight’s shooting in Dayton’s Oregon District and yesterday’s shooting at a Walmart in Texas.
Definitions of mass shooting are generally vague, but we used the criteria of at least four people shot and killed to create the following timeline.
- Sebring, Florida SunTrust Bank Shooting (1/23/19); five dead
- State College Pennsylvania shooting spree (1/24/19); four dead
- Rockmart, Georgia shootings (1/24/19); four dead, one injured
- Ascension Parish, Louisiana domestic shooting (1/26/19); five dead
- Palm Springs teens shooting (2/3/19); four dead
- Polk County Texas shooting (2/11/19); four dead
- Illinois manufacturing plant shooting (2/11/19); five dead, five injured
- Clinton, Mississippi hostage shooting (2/16/19); five dead
- West Chester apartment shooting (4/28/19); four dead
- St. Louis domestic gunfight (5/13/19); five dead
- Des Moines family shooting (5/16/19); four dead
- San Jose standoff shooting (5/25/19); five dead
- Virginia Beach municipal building shooting (5/31/19); 12 dead, several more injured
- Washington Indian Reservation shooting (6/8/19); five dead
- San Jose relatives shooting (6/23/19); five dead
- St. Louis apartment building shooting (7/6/19); five dead
- San Fernando Valley shootings (7/24/19); four dead, two injured
- Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting (7/28/19); four dead, 12 injured
- Chippewa Falls Residential shooting (7/28/19); five dead, two injured
- Texas Walmart shooting (8/3/19); 20 dead, 26 injured
- Dayton Oregon District shooting (8/4/19); 10 dead, at least 16 injured
In total, that is 129 people dead, and more than 64 wounded at the shootings on this list.
Sources for this list include the New York Times, WPVI-TV, 11 Alive, USA Today, Desert Sun, CBS News, U.S. News and World Report, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, KPIX, ABC News, KAPP-TV, KGO-TV, LA Times and Wisconsin State Journal.