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NEVERENDING NIGHTMARE

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

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Vol. 338.
  • Michael J. Coren
By Michael J. Coren

Climate and emerging industries editor

Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

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.

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

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