Top 10 deadliest mass shootings in modern US history

An officer walks past a makeshift memorial outside Walmart, near the scene of a mass shooting that left at least 22 people dead on Aug. 5, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
An officer walks past a makeshift memorial outside Walmart, near the scene of a mass shooting that left at least 22 people dead on Aug. 5, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

The world received news Saturday of a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Less than a day later, another mass shooting happened in a popular Dayton, Ohio, neighborhood.

As the world grieves and tries to fathom how something like this has become so commonplace, those who died — 22 in the El Paso shooting as of Monday and nine in the Dayton shooting — join hundreds of others who also died in mass shootings.

The shooting in El Paso has now become one of the top 10 deadliest shootings in modern U.S. history.

 

The deadliest mass shooting took place on Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada, when Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. He killed 58 people before killing himself.

In the second deadliest shooting, Omar Saddiqui Mateen, 29, walked into Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, where he killed 49 and injured more than 50 on June 12, 2016. He was killed by police during an operation to free hostages.

On April 16, 2007, Seung-Hui Cho, a 23-year-old student, went on a shooting spree in two locations at Virginia Tech, killing 32 people and injuring multiple others on campus before killing himself in the third deadliest shooting.


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