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Timeline: 21 mass shootings in the United States in 2019

Published: Sunday, August 04, 2019 @ 6:45 AM

Two juveniles in Chattanooga were arrested Monday after witnesses said the boys pointed guns at people in a park.
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Two juveniles in Chattanooga were arrested Monday after witnesses said the boys pointed guns at people in a park.(Brett Hondow/Pixabay)

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.

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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.