NEVERENDING NIGHTMARE

This is the 338th mass shooting in 2017. More are on the way

The Oct. 1 shooting in Las Vegas is merely the worst in a fusillade of killings that have claimed an average of 45 lives per month in the US this year. And that’s down from last year, when 50 people died in mass shootings each month, according to the Mass Shooting Tracker, which compiles data from public press accounts.

The injury rate in the latest massacre was far higher than usual. Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada fired multiple automatic weapons from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel at 22,000 concertgoers below. Eyewitnesses said Paddock fired gunshots for “10 to 15 minutes” as helpless spectators sought cover. Paddock killed about 60 people and injured at least 500, according to the latest counts.

Although the mass shooting—defined in this case as those that kill or injure at least four people—is the deadliest in modern US history, it is the 338th such shooting in America this year. Mass shootings are a public health tragedy that other countries have virtually eliminated, and the US has stood alone in not enacting new policies to prevent them. If history is any guide, more will soon die.

Here is a record of most of the recent shootings, and their causalities.

Date Location Dead Injured
January 1 Miami, FL 0 7
January 1 Lexington Co., SC 4 0
January 1 Dallas, TX 1 3
January 1 Winstonville, MS 0 5
January 1 Rockford, IL 1 3
January 3 Allen, TX 0 4
January 4 Fontana, CA 3 1
January 5 Hubbard, OR 5 0
January 6 Fort Lauderdale, FL 5 6
January 6 Pasadena, CA 2 2
January 7 Flint, MI 1 3
January 9 Morehead, KY 3 1
January 11 Colorado Springs, CO 4 0
January 11 Chicago (Brighton Park), IL 1 3
January 11 Newark, NJ 1 3
January 12 Salinas, CA 2 2
January 12 Kansas City, MO 3 2
January 13 Williamsburg, KY 1 3
January 15 Magnolia, MS 1 4
January 15 Chicago (East Garfield Park), IL 1 3
January 16 Miami, FL 0 8
January 16 Capulin, CO 3 1
January 16 Houston, TX 0 4
January 20 Fresno, CA 0 4
January 20 Panola Co., MS 1 4
January 21 Memphis, TN 2 2
January 21 Boynton Beach, FL 0 5
January 21 Jonesboro, GA 0 6
January 22 Chicago (West Englewood), IL 0 4
January 22 Manvel, TX 3 2
January 22 San Antonio, TX 1 3
January 22 Atlanta, GA 3 1
January 25 Chicago (Greater Grand Crossing), IL 0 6
January 26 Albany, GA 2 3
January 27 Brownsville, TN 0 10
January 27 McAllen, TX 3 1
January 29 Phoenix, AZ 1 3
January 29 Bowie, MD 3 1
January 29 Shreveport, LA 1 3
January 30 Minneapolis (Crystal), MN 0 4
January 31 Memphis, TN 0 4
January 31 Washington, DC 0 4
February 5 Jupiter, FL 3 1
February 6 Yazoo City, MS 4 0
February 6 Swissvale, PA 2 2
February 7 Columbia, SC 0 4
February 7 Little Rock, AR 1 4
February 7 Morris, OK 4 0
February 8 Cleveland, OH 1 4
February 9 Jackson, MS 4 0
February 10 New Orleans, LA 1 5
February 11 Chicago (Austin), IL 1 3
February 12 Newburgh, NY 1 3
February 12 Savannah, TN 0 4
February 12 Caruthersville, MO 1 5
February 12 Greenville, FL 0 5
February 15 Chicago, IL 3 2
February 15 Salinas, CA 0 4
February 17 Binghampton, NY 0 4
February 18 South Bend, IN 1 3
February 18 St. Paul, MN 0 5
February 18 Philadelphia, PA 0 4
February 19 Madison, WI 0 4
February 19 Norfolk, VA 1 3
February 19 Ames, IA 0 5
February 19 Preston, ID 4 0
February 20 Cleveland, OH 0 5
February 21 Toomsuba, MS 4 0
February 21 Cleveland, OH 0 4
February 22 Rochester, NY 0 4
February 23 Newton, KS 4 0
February 25 Jacksonville, FL 1 4
February 25 Howland, OH 2 3
February 26 Gary, IN 1 5
February 27 Newport News, VA 0 4
February 28 Cincinatti, OH 0 6
March 2 Washington, DC 0 5
March 3 Philadelphia, PA 0 4
March 3 Riverside, CA 0 5
March 4 Sacramento, CA 0 4
March 4 Seminole, TX 2 2
March 5 Topeka, KS 1 4
March 5 Columbus, GA 0 4
March 6 El Centro, CA 4 0
March 7 Chicago (Auburn Gresham), IL 0 4
March 10 New Orleans (Gentilly), LA 3 1
March 10 Chicago (Washington Park), IL 2 2
March 10 St. Charles, IL 3 1
March 15 New Orleans (Metairie), LA 4 1
March 18 Detroit, MI 3 2
March 19 Louisville, KY 1 5
March 22 Rothschild, WI 5 0
March 23 Crowley, LA 3 1
March 23 Waldorf, MD 4 0
March 24 St. Louis, MO 1 6
March 24 Fresno, CA 1 4
March 25 Knoxville, TN 1 4
March 25 Allentown, PA 1 3
March 25 Detroit, MI 1 3
March 26 Cincinatti, OH 2 15
March 26 Houston, TX 2 4
March 26 Cleveland, OH 2 2
March 27 Sanford, FL 2 4
March 27 Cleveland, OH 2 2
March 30 Canton, OH 4 0
March 30 Chicago (South Shore), IL 4 0
April 1 Tampa, FL 1 4
April 1 Oklahoma City, OK 2 3
April 1 Pittsburg, CA 0 5
April 2 Des Moines, IA 0 5
April 2 Chicago (Fifth City), IL 2 4
April 3 Philadelphia, PA 3 1
April 4 Lubbock, TX 0 7
April 6 Lake Charles, LA 1 3
April 7 St. Paul, MN 4 1
April 7 Hickory, NC 3 1
April 7 Houston, TX 5 0
April 7 Chicago (Austin), IL 1 5
April 9 San Antonio, TX 1 3
April 9 Fort Wayne, IN 1 3
April 10 San Bernardino, CA 3 1
April 13 Atlanta, GA 1 3
April 13 West Park, FL 2 2
April 15 Indianapolis, IN 0 4
April 15 Philadelphia, PA 0 4
April 15 Birmingham, AL 0 6
April 15 Harvey, IL 0 4
April 15 Rock Falls, IL 0 4
April 15 Banning, CA 0 4
April 16 Columbus, OH 0 9
April 16 Vallejo, CA 0 8
April 16 Elizabeth City, NC 0 4
April 16 Rockford, IL 0 4
April 20 Louisville, KY 0 4
April 21 Palm Bay, FL 2 2
April 23 Miami, FL 1 4
April 25 New Orleans, LA 1 5
April 26 Miami, FL 0 4
April 27 Newark, NJ 1 3
April 28 Hartford, CT 0 4
April 28 Chester, PA 0 5
April 29 Germantown, MD 1 3
April 29 Whittier, CA 1 3
April 29 Sacramento, CA 0 5
April 29 Virginia Beach, VA 0 4
April 29 Compton, CA 0 4
April 29 Los Angeles (Boyle Heights), CA 1 3
April 30 Lafayette, LA 1 3
April 30 Topeka, KS 4 1
April 30 Loris, SC 1 5
April 30 San Diego, CA 2 7
April 30 Jacksonville, FL 0 5
May 1 Dallas, TX 2 3
May 2 Jacksonville, FL 1 3
May 4 Flint, MI 1 4
May 7 Chicago (Brighton Park), IL 2 8
May 9 Kansas City, KS 3 1
May 10 Trenton, NJ 1 3
May 12 Kirkersville, OH 4 0
May 13 Avon Park, FL 0 5
May 13 Dolton, IL 0 5
May 13 Jonesboro, AR 1 6
May 14 Fort Worth, TX 0 4
May 16 Ruffin, SC 3 1
May 20 Philadelphia, PA 0 9
May 21 Des Moines, IA 1 3
May 21 Mesa, AZ 0 4
May 26 Miami, FL 0 4
May 27 Washington, DC 1 7
May 27 Bogue Chitto, MS 8 1
May 28 Paterson, NJ 1 5
May 28 Phenix City, AL 0 12
May 28 New York (Manhattan), NY 0 4
May 28 Moss Point, MS 0 5
May 29 Louisville, KY 1 3
June 1 St. Louis, MO 4 0
June 2 Laredo, TX 2 3
June 2 Los Angeles, CA 1 3
June 3 New Orleans, LA 3 2
June 3 St. Louis, MO 3 1
June 3 New Orleans, LA 0 4
June 4 Washington Co., IN 4 0
June 5 Orlando, FL 6 0
June 5 Sandy, UT 3 2
June 6 Fresno, CA 3 1
June 8 Eaton Twp., PA 4 0
June 8 New Orleans, LA 0 6
June 9 Fort Worth, TX 2 5
June 10 Memphis, TN 0 4
June 11 Chattanooga, TN 0 4
June 11 Chicago (Lawndale), IL 0 9
June 11 Houston, TX 0 4
June 13 Baltimore, MD 2 2
June 13 Baltimore, MD 0 4
June 14 Alexandria, VA 1 4
June 14 San Francisco, CA 4 2
June 14 Canton, OH 0 4
June 15 Richmond, VA 1 3
June 15 Hall County, GA 0 4
June 15 La Madera, NM 5 0
June 16 Columbus, OH 1 4
June 17 Chicago (Humboldt Park), IL 0 4
June 17 Chicago (South Austin), IL 0 4
June 18 Myrtle Beach, SC 0 7
June 18 St. Louis, MO 2 3
June 18 Washington, DC 0 4
June 22 Atlanta, GA 1 6
June 24 Fort Lauderdale, FL 1 4
June 24 Bethel, NC 0 4
June 24 Willingboro, NJ 0 4
June 25 San Diego, CA 2 2
June 25 New York (Harlem), NY 0 7
June 25 Washington, DC 0 4
June 25 St. Louis, MO 1 3
June 27 Chicago (Austin), IL 0 5
June 28 Akron, OH 1 3
June 29 Las Vegas, NV 1 4
June 30 New York (Bronx), NY 2 6
July 1 Little Rock, AR 0 25
July 1 Winston-Salem, NC 0 4
July 1 Newark, NJ 2 2
July 1 Pembroke Twp., IL 0 4
July 2 Greenwood, SC 0 4
July 2 Oakland, CA 0 4
July 2 Jersey City, NJ 0 4
July 3 Pontiac, MI 1 3
July 3 Prattville, AL 3 1
July 4 Hampton, VA 1 4
July 4 Orlando, FL 0 4
July 4 Savannah, GA 0 4
July 4 Raleigh, NC 1 3
July 4 Greenfield, OH 2 2
July 5 Chicago (Roseland), IL 2 2
July 5 Madison, ME 4 1
July 6 Meridian, MS 0 4
July 8 Alton, IL 0 4
July 8 Colerain Twp, OH 1 8
July 9 Lawrenceville, VA 0 7
July 12 Gardendale, AL 4 0
July 12 Desert Hot Springs, CA 0 4
July 13 Pickens County, SC 4 0
July 15 Chicago (West Pullman), IL 0 4
July 15 Philadelphia, PA 1 3
July 18 Milwaukee, WI 0 4
July 18 El Mirage, AZ 0 4
July 18 McKenzie Co., ND 2 2
July 19 Trenton, NJ 1 3
July 19 Los Angeles, CA 1 3
July 19 Richmond, VA 0 5
July 19 Houston, TX 2 3
July 19 Columbus, OH 2 3
July 22 Cincinatti, OH 0 5
July 23 Chicago (Avalon Park), IL 1 3
July 23 Baton Rouge, LA 0 4
July 26 High Point, NC 0 7
July 28 Chicago (South Shore), IL 1 4
July 29 Salisbury, NC 2 3
July 29 Wilmington, DE 0 4
July 29 Buffalo, NY 1 4
July 30 Norfolk, VA 1 3
July 30 El Paso, TX 0 4
July 31 Decatur, IL 0 4
July 31 Colorado Springs, CO 2 2
August 1 Chicago (Humboldt Park), IL 0 4
August 1 Fresno, CA 0 7
August 1 Toppenish, WA 0 6
August 2 Baltimore, MD 0 4
August 2 South Bend, IN 2 2
August 3 Washington, DC 1 3
August 4 Lodge Grass, MT 3 2
August 5 Tallahasee, FL 1 3
August 5 Lakewood, NJ 0 4
August 5 Allendale, SC 1 3
August 6 New York (1st mass shooting the Bronx on this date), NY 0 4
August 6 New York (2nd mass shooting in the Bronx on this date), NY 0 6
August 6 Oakland, CA 0 7
August 8 Chicago (Bronzeville), IL 1 6
August 12 St. Louis Co., MO 1 3
August 13 Sacramento, CA 0 4
August 13 Suffolk, VA 0 4
August 13 Philadelphia (Mantua), PA 0 5
August 13 San Jose, CA 0 5
August 14 Los Angeles (Hollywood), CA 2 2
August 16 St. Louis, MO 1 3
August 16 Wyandanch, NY 0 4
August 19 Cleveland, OH 1 4
August 19 San Antonio, TX 0 4
August 20 Brooklyn, NY 0 4
August 20 Chicago (West Pullman), IL 1 6
August 21 Memphis, TN 0 4
August 21 Newark, NJ 0 4
August 21 Baltimore, MD 1 3
August 21 Halifax Co., NC 4 0
August 21 Dallas, TX 0 4
August 21 Chicago (Austin), IL 0 4
August 21 Newark, NJ 1 3
August 21 Wichita, KS 0 4
August 24 Blomington, CA 4 0
August 25 Glasgow Village, MO 4 0
August 26 Gainesville, FL 0 4
August 27 Evansville, IN 1 3
August 27 Sacramento, CA 1 4
August 28 Clovis, NM 2 4
August 30 Sacramento, CA 1 4
September 2 Chicago (Gresham), IL 1 3
September 2 Louisville, KY 0 4
September 3 Lennox, CA 3 2
September 4 Bellwood, IL 0 4
September 6 Chicago (South Side), IL 0 4
September 9 Selma, AL 0 4
September 10 New Orleans, LA 0 4
September 10 Plano, TX 9 1
September 13 Rockford, WA 1 3
September 13 Memphis, TN 1 5
September 13 Philadelphia, PA 0 4
September 13 York, PA 0 4
September 14 Chicago (Brighton Park), IL 4 0
September 16 Columbia, SC 0 8
September 17 Chickasha, OK 0 8
September 18 Detroit, MI 1 3
September 18 Petersburg, VA 1 4
September 22 Gary, IN 0 5
September 23 Bakersfield, CA 1 4
September 23 Danville, IL 0 5
September 23 Hartford, CT 1 3
September 23 New Haven, CT 0 4
September 24 Antioch, TN 1 7
September 24 Syracuse, NY 0 4
September 24 Baltimore, MD 0 4
September 25 Mays Landing, NJ 1 3
September 26 Philadelphia, PA 1 3
September 26 Memphis, TN 0 4
September 26 Baltimore, MD 2 2
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