The gloomy reality of a list like this is that it omits so much more.
There have been dozens of mass shootings in the United States in the last five years alone the Violence Project, which maintains a database of attacks in which at least four people were killed.
And before that, much more was captured in memories: San Bernardino, California, and Charleston, SC, in 2015; Newtown, Conn., And Aurora, Colo., In 2012; Virginia Tech in 2007, among them.
Each new attack is a reminder of all the others that came before him, as the country could not contain an epidemic of gun violence that far surpassed other countries. These are just some of the horrors that have traumatized the country.
March 22, 2021: A grocery store in Boulder, Colo.
A gunman in a grocery store killed ten people, including Eric Talley, the first police officer to show up at the scene. The gunman was injured and arrested.
March 16, 2021: Spas in the Atlanta area
Eight people, including six women of Asian descent, were killed in three spas, at least two of which were visited by the gunman. It was the country’s first mass shooting that attracted nationwide attention in a year and upset many Asian Americans in particular.
March 16, 2020: A gas station in Springfield, Mo.
A five-kilometer shooting left five people dead, including a police officer and the gunman. It ended with a car accident at a gas station and the death of the gunman due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
August 31, 2019: Drive-by shooting in Midland and Odessa, Texas
A man ran away from a mid-afternoon stop and started a riot in the two cities in which eight people, including the gunman, were killed and 25 others injured. The gunman hijacked a mail truck and shot at residents, motorists and shoppers before being fatally shot by police. Three officers and a toddler were among the injured.
August 4, 2019: A Recreation District in Dayton, Ohio
Armed with a rifle and an AR-15-style weapon, a gunman killed nine people and wounded 27 others in 32 seconds in a busy entertainment district before being fatally shot by a police officer. The sister of the gunman was among the first people he shot.
August 3, 2019: A Walmart in El Paso, Texas
Just 13 hours before the Dayton attack, a gunman slammed the corridors of a Walmart in El Paso, a majority-Spanish border town, killing 23 people and wounding about two dozen others. The back-to-back combination of the two attacks shook the country.
July 28, 2019: A Festival in Gilroy, California.
An annual garlic festival in an agricultural community south of San Jose became deadly when a 19-year-old man opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle. The gunman killed three people in the attack, including a 13-year-old girl and a six-year-old boy, and wounded more than a dozen others.
May 31, 2019: An office in Virginia Beach, Va.
An engineer who worked for the city of Virginia Beach for about 15 years once notified his superior that he intended to quit. A few hours later, he attacked the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, killing 12 people.
November 7, 2018: A bar in Thousand Oaks, California.
A gunman entered the Borderline Bar & Grill, a country music bar, and shot a security guard at the entrance with a 45-caliber pistol before firing on the crowd, killing 12 people. The gunman was found dead at the scene after being confronted by officers who stormed the bar.
October 27, 2018: A Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa.
In one of the deadliest attacks on the Jewish community in the United States, a man shouting anti-Semitic shouts opened fire in a Pittsburgh synagogue, killing 11 congregations and wounding six others. The gunman shot at worshipers for several minutes without worship.
June 28, 2018: A Newsroom in Annapolis, Md.
A man armed with a shotgun and smoke grenades assaulted the newsroom of a community newspaper chain in Annapolis, Md., And killed five staff members and injured two others. The gunman had earlier sued journalists from the chain, the Capital Gazette, for libel and waged a social media campaign against them.
May 18, 2018: A High School in Santa Fe, Texas
Armed with a rifle and a .38 revolver hidden under his coat, a 17-year-old student on his high school campus, Santa Fe High School, opened fire and killed 10 people, many of whom wounded his fellow students and 10 others. said the authorities. Witnesses said the gunman entered an art class for the first time and said, “Surprise!” and start shooting.
February 14, 2018: A High School in Parkland, Fla.
A 19-year-old man walked into his former high school about an hour northwest of Miami and opened fire on students and teachers, killing 17 people. The shooting led to a spate of nationwide, student-led protests urging lawmakers to tighten gun laws.
November 5, 2017: A Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas
An armed man with a ballistic vest strapped to his chest and a military-style rifle in his hands stormed a Sunday church service in a small Baptist church in rural Texas and sprayed bullets into church pews. He killed 26 people, including nine members of a single family, and left 20 people injured, many of them seriously. The gunman later shot himself.
October 1, 2017: A concert in Las Vegas
In one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history, a gunman sat on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, smashing the windows of his suite with a hammer and knocking on a crowd of 22,000 people. an outdoor music festival shot. Fifty-eight people were killed and 887 sustained documented injuries, either from gunshots or while running to safety.
January 6, 2017: An airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
While an airline passenger retrieves his checked baggage, he pulls a 9-millimeter pistol from his suitcase and uses it to kill five people and injure six others at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida. When the ammunition ran out, he lay on the floor waiting to be arrested.
July 7, 2016: Downtown Dallas
A heavily armed sniper targeted police officers in downtown Dallas and five of them were killed. The gunman staged a protest against fatal police shootings at black men in Minnesota and Louisiana of a peaceful march on officers committed violence in a scene of chaos and bloodshed.
June 12, 2016: The Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla.
A gunman who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State terrorist group attacked a crowded gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida, killing 50 people and wounding 53 others. After three hours of standstill after the initial assault, law enforcement officers raided the club and fatally shot the gunman.