Deadliest shootings in American history


(RNN) – The shooting at Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 1 is the deadliest shooting by a single shooter or a pair of shooters in U.S. history, killing 58 people and injuring more than 400 others.

Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, opened fire from the 32nd-floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino as around 30,000 people were listening to country music star Jason Aldean. Paddock was found dead by police in the hotel room with at least 10 weapons. The massacre surpasses the Pulse Nightclub shooting in June 2016.

Here is a list of deadliest shootings in the United States. The count of those killed does not include the gunmen. The list does include incidents mob violence.

Pulse Nightclub in Orlando – 49 dead

A gunman opened fire at a nightclub in Orlando killing 49 and wounding 58 in June 2016. Omar Mateen, 29, a security guard called 911 before the shooting and swore allegiance to the Islamic State. The CIA found no link between Mateen and any terrorist group. Mateen was killed in a shootout with police.

Virginia Tech – 32 dead

A mentally deranged male student at Virginia Tech killed 32 and wounded 17 in two separate attacks about two hours apart. He eventually shot himself to death. In the two hours between the incidents, he mailed news agencies packages of videos confessing to the crimes and describing his rambling motives.

Until the Orlando shooting, the 2007 crime was the deadliest shooting incident by a lone gunman in U.S. history.

Sandy Hook – 26 dead

A mentally ill 20-year-old in Newtown, CT, took guns from his mother’s collection and killed her at their home, then traveled to Sandy Hook Elementary School where he murdered 26 people, including 20 children. He shot himself to death when police arrived.

The 2014 massacre is now the third-deadliest mass murder by a single shooter in U.S. history.

Lubys Cafeteria in Killeen, TX  – 23 dead

George Hennard, 35, crashed his pickup truck through the wall of a Lubys Cafeteria on Oct. 16, 1991. Hennard opens fire on the patrons, killing 23 people and injuring 27 before committing suicide.

The police chief said that Hennard had “an evident problem with women,” and stories of stalking emerged.  

McDonald’s in California – 21 dead

Armed with a long-barreled Uzi, a shotgun, and a handgun, 41-year-old James Huberty shoots and kills 21 and adults and children at a McDonalds in San Ysidro, CA on July 18, 1984

The rampage lasted an hour before a police sniper shot and killed Huberty.

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