The Atlanta shootings were the first public US mass-murder attack in almost a year
The United States was given much needed reprieve from public shooting attacks last year owing to the Coronavirus pandemic leading to public gatherings being banned and stay-at-home orders being put into place. Domestic mass-murders however still remained. Nonetheless, incidents of firearm mass-murders were still down significantly on the previous year.
2021 however looks to be a mixed bag. With mass-vaccinations taking place across the country and with businesses and venues beginning to reopen this could lead to far more opportunities to carry out a public assault. However, given that 2020 was such a quiet year in comparison and given that public mass-murders are statistically very rare there is still optimism within the country that mass-murders will continue to decline.
|1||January 9th||Evanston (IL)||5||2||Spree||http://tiny.cc/hewutz|
|2||January 24th||Indianapolis (IN)||6||1||Domestic, one residence||http://tiny.cc/lewutz|
|3||February 2nd||Muskogee (OK)||6||1||Domestic, one residence||http://tiny.cc/xcwutz|
|4||March 13th||Indianapolis (IN)||4||1||Domestic argument over stimulus check, one residence||http://tiny.cc/oewutz|
|5||March 16th||Atlanta (GA)||8||1||Spree attack, unknown motive||http://tiny.cc/sdwutz|
|6||March 22nd||Boulder (CO)||10||1||Public attack at a supermarket, presumed jihadism||http://tiny.cc/jh9vtz|
|7||March 28th||Essex (MD)||4||1||Multiple locations||http://tiny.cc/72evtz|
|8||March 31st||Orange (CA)||4||1||Workplace shooting||http://tiny.cc/btivtz|
|9||April 4th||Allen (TX)||4||0||Double teenage mass-murder suicide-pact||http://tiny.cc/72evtz|
The map below shows the locations of each firearm mass-murder.
Two incidents occurred in Indianapolis, however only one marker is shown.
In addition to the above mass-shooting incidents, a man is wanted in connection with 4 deaths in Albuquerque where four dismembered bodies were found in the trunk of a car.
As of the last incident (on April 4th) there has been TEN mass-murders in the United States in 2021, leading to 55 deaths and 8 injuries, an average of one every 10 days.