Mass shootings

A timeline of mass shootings



04/20/1999 - 04/21/1999

2 students at a high school in Littleton CO, killed 13, wounded 21. Killed themselves afterwards.

Mark Orrin Barton

07/29/1999 - 07/30/1999

murdered his wife and two children with a hammer before shooting up two Atlanta day trading firms. He killed 12 including his family and injured 13 before killing himself

Larry Gene Ashbrook

09/15/1999 - 09/16/1999

Larry Gene Ashbrook opened fire on a Christian rock concert and teen prayer rally at Wedgewood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX. He killed 7 people and wounded 7 others, almost all teenagers before commiting suicide.

Michael “Mucko” McDermott

12/26/2000 - 12/27/2000

Edgewater Technology employee shot and killed seven of his coworkers at the office in Wakefield, MA. McDermott claimed he had “traveled back in time and killed Hitler and the last 6 Nazis.”

Doug Williams

07/08/2003 - 07/09/2003

A Lockheed Martin employee, shot up his plant in Meridian, MS in a racially-motivated rampage. He shot 14 people, most of them African American, and killed 7 before killing himself.

Terry Michael Ratzmann

03/12/2005 - 03/13/2005

A Living Church of God meeting was gunned down by a 44-year-old church member at a Sheraton hotel in Brookfield, WI. Ratzmann was thought to have had religious motivations, and killed himself after executing the pastor, the pastor’s 16-year-old son, and 7 others. Four were wounded.

Jeffrey Weise

03/21/2005 - 03/22/2005

Teenager killed his grandfather and his grandfather’s girlfriend before opening fire on Red Lake Senior High School, killing 9 people on campus and injuring 5. Weise killed himself.

Kyle Aaron Huff

03/25/2006 - 03/26/2006

Seven died and 2 were injured by 28-year-old in a shooting spree through Capitol Hill in Seattle, WA. The massacre was the worst killing in Seattle since 1983.

Charles Carl Roberts

10/02/2006 - 10/03/2006

An Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster, PA was gunned down by 32-year-old Charles Carl Roberts, Roberts separated the boys from the girls, binding and shooting the girls. 5 young girls died, while 6 were injured. Roberts committed suicide afterward.

Sulejman Talović

02/12/2007 - 02/13/2007

In Salt Lake City’s Trolley Square Mall, 5 people were shot to death and 4 others were wounded by 18-year-old gunman Sulejman Talović. One of the victims was a 16-year-old boy.

Seung-Hui Choi,

04/16/2007 - 04/17/2007

Virginia Tech became the site of the deadliest school shooting in US history when a student gunned down 56 people. Thirty-two people died in the massacre.

Robert Hawkins

12/05/2007 - 12/06/2007

A 19-year-old boy shot up a department store in the Westroads Mall in Omaha, NE. Hawkins killed 9 people and wounded 4 before killing himself. The semi-automatic rifle he used was stolen from his stepfather’s house.

Charles Lee Thornton

02/07/2008 - 02/08/2008

Six people died and two were injured in a shooting spree at the City Hall in Kirkwood, Missouri. The gunmaopened fire during a public meeting after being denied construction contracts he believed he deserved. Thornton was killed by police.

Steven Kazmierczak

02/14/2008 - 02/15/2008

February 14, 2008. Steven Kazmierczak, 27, opened fire in a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University, killing 6 and wounding 21. The gunman shot and killed himself before police arrived. It was the fifth-deadliest university shooting in US history.