US Firearm Mass-Murders 2019


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El Paso gunman Patrick Crusius moments before carrying out his attack inside a Texan Walmart

September 1st 2019

Firearms are not the only weapon used during mass-murders and attacks in the USA (the Westmoreland murders in Tennessee were believe to have been carried out with blunt instruments, whilst the New York attacker of October 2018 used a truck), however they are a common factor in mass-murder within the country. Widescale attacks such as the Las Vegas massacre which killed 58 and wounded around 400-800 gain national and international coverage. However, there is also several mass-murders that go by relatively unseen every year. This article tracks every mass-murder carried out using firearms within the USA for the year of 2019.

*For clarification purposes, a mass-murder in this tracker is defined as FOUR people or more having been killed in one incident or in a spree attack by guns, not including the perpetrator themselves. Only instances where four or more people are killed by guns will be included. For example, the Phoenix murders in April lead to 4 dead, but one was killed with a baseball bat, therefore this is not included.*


NumberDateLocationKilledInjuredDescriptionSource







1

January 23rd 2019Sebring (FL)50Public attack at bank, all victims were femalehttp://tiny.cc/8i889y
2January 24thRockmart (GA)41Two shootings at two residenceshttp://tiny.cc/bn889y
3January 26thAscension Parish (LA)50Connected familicidehttp://tiny.cc/yr889y
4February 4thPalm Springs (CA)40Shooting and car crashhttp://tiny.cc/ve80bz
5February 11thBlanchard (TX)50Contained to one residencehttp://tiny.cc/vw889y
6February 15thAurora (IL)57Workplace retaliationhttp://tiny.cc/s1889y
7February 16thClinton (MS)40Hostage stand-offhttp://tiny.cc/36889y
8April 29thWest Chester Township (OH)40Contained to one residence, victims were Sikhshttp://tiny.cc/pb989y
9May 13thSt. Louis (MO)41Contained to one residencehttp://tiny.cc/ah989y
10May 31stVirginia Beach (VA)124Workplace violencehttp://tiny.cc/oj989y
11June 8thWhite Swan (WA)52Multiple bodies found across rural tribal ranchhttp://tiny.cc/on989y
12June 23rdSan Jose (CA)40Mass-familicidehttp://tiny.cc/qs989y
13July 6thSaint Louis (MS)50Contained to one residencehttp://tiny.cc/ev989y
14July 25thLos Angeles (CA)41Familicide, spreehttp://tiny.cc/y25aaz
15July 28thChippewa County (WI)42Spree, two residenceshttp://tiny.cc/i3yfaz
16August 3rdEl Paso (TX)2224Anti-Hispanic terrorist attackhttp://tiny.cc/j3xgbz
17August 4thDayton (OH)927Public attackhttp://tiny.cc/i5xgbz
18August 31stOdessa (TX)721Spree shootinghttp://tiny.cc/gra1bz
19
September 2nd
Elkmont (AL)
5
0
Mass-familicide by 14 year old
20September 13thAlbuquerque (NM)42Shooting at mobile home parkhttp://tiny.cc/xuvpcz

21
September 21st
Cleveland (OH)
4
0
Contained to one abandoned residence
22
September 29th
Beaumont (TX)
4
0
Contained to one residence
23
October 6th
Kansas City (KS)
4
5
Shooting at a public bar
24
October 7th
Abington (MA)
4
0
Mass-familicide
25
October 12th
Chicago (IL)
5
0
Shot neighbours
26
October 30th
Philadelphia (PA)
4
0
Mass-familicide
27
October 31st
Orinda (CA)
4
4
Shooting at a Hallowe'en party
http://tiny.cc/suujfz







Total

150101



Up to the time of the most recent incident (on October 31st, or the 304th day of the year) there has been 27 mass-murders carried out with firearms within the USA, an average of one every 11.2 days (approximately). These range from mass-familicide to terrorist attacks. The most deadly was carried out in El Paso, an anti-Hispanic terrorist attack in which 22 people were killed at a Walmart, alongside 24 who were injured.


US firearm mass-murders in 2019 mapped throughout the country

In addition to those on mainland United States, a further mass-murder using firearms was carried out in the US territory of Puerto Rico, after a shoot-out in San Juan left 6 dead. Other notable mass-murders throughout the year include those in Westmoreland (TN, carried out with blunt instruments), Phoenix (AZ, carried out with gun/s and a baseball bat), Mandan (ND, using guns and knives), Los Angeles (CA, a mass-stabbing spree), Ocala (FL, a baseball bat), and New York City (a metal pipe).

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