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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

See The Top 10 World Deadliest Mass Shootings In History (Updated)

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Mass shootings are defined as shooting events having four or more victims, and do not include slayings or gang killings which involve the death of multiple family members.
It's no more news that on Sunday, 1st October, 2017, a gunman opened fire on a crowd gathered for a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, and the death toll had risen to 59 people as at the time of writing this-- which makes the sad event to be the deadliest mass shooting in the United States.

Although, most of the public mass shootings and killing rampages ever recorded actually occurred in the United States of America, but Norway still remains the country with single largest mass shooting in history. 

Well, below is a list of the 10 deadliest single-day mass shootings in the world:

Top 10 Deadliest Mass Shootings In History

Rank | Location | Number Of Victims

10. USA, San Ysidro, California (1984) 21

July 18, 1984 - In San Ysidro, California, 41-year-old James Huberty, armed with a long-barreled Uzi, a pump-action shotgun and a handgun, shoots and kills 21 adults and children at a McDonald's. A police sharpshooter kills Huberty one hour after the rampage begins.

9. USA, Killeen, Texas (1991) 23

October 16, 1991 - In Killeen, Texas, 35-year-old George Hennard crashes his pickup truck through the wall of a Luby's Cafeteria. After exiting the truck, Hennard shoots and kills 23 people. He then takes his own life.

8. USA, Newtown, Connecticut (2012) 27

December 14, 2012 - Adam Lanza, 20, guns down 20 children, ages 6 and 7, and six adults, school staff and faculty at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. -- before turning the gun on himself. Investigating police later find Nancy Lanza, Adam's mother, dead from a gunshot wound.

7. Hebron, Israel, (1994) 29

February 25, 1994: Baruch Goldstein killed 29 and wounded 125 Muslim worshippers in an attack on the Cave of the Patriarchs.

6. USA, Blacksburg, Virginia (2007) 32

April 16, 2007 - Student Seung-Hui Cho, 23, goes on a shooting spree, killing 32 people in two locations and wounding an undetermined number of others on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. The shooter dies by suicide.

5. Australia, Port Arthur (1996) 35

April 28, 1996: Martin Bryant, 29, bursts into cafeteria in seaside resort of Port Arthur in Tasmania, Australia, shooting 20 people to death. Driving away, he kills 15 others. He was captured and imprisoned.
The Port Arthur massacre of 28–29 April 1996 was a massacre in which 35 people were killed and 23 wounded. It occurred mainly at the historic Port Arthur former prison colony,[1] a popular tourist site in south-eastern Tasmania, Australia.[2] It was the deadliest mass shooting in Australian history, and amongst the most notable in history.

4. Sousse, Tunisia (2015) 39

On 26 June 2015, a mass shooting occurred at the tourist resort at Port El ... At around noon, Seifeddine Rezgui Yacoubi, disguised as a tourist, socialised with others, and then took ...
Date‎: ‎26 June 2015; 12:00 (GMT+1)‎
Deaths‎: ‎39 (including the perpetrator)‎
Location‎: ‎Riu Imperial Marhaba and Soviva, ‎Port El Kantaoui‎, ‎Sousse‎, Tunisia‎
Non-fatal injuries‎: ‎39‎

3 USA, Orlando, Florida (2016) 49

June 12, 2016 - Omar Saddiqui Mateen, 29, opens fire inside Pulse, a gay nightclub, in Orlando. At least 49 people are killed and more than 50 are injured. Police shoot and kill Mateen during an operation to free hostages officials say he was holding at the club.

2 USA, Las Vegas (2017) 59

October 1, 2017 - A gunman, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, fires from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on a crowd of 30,000 gathered on the Las Vegas Strip for the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. At least 58 people were killed and more than 515 injured. Police believe the gunman killed himself.

1 Norway, Oslo/Utoeya (2011) 77

22 July 2011, a heavily armed man dressed as a police officer appeared on the beach of a youth summer camp in Norway. The kids had no way of knowing he was targeting them for the ills of Europe. Then he started shooting. And shooting. By the end of the day, seventy-seven people had been killed, the deadliest attack in that country and in the world so far! 

Other deadliest Mass Shootings In History
-Scotland, Dunblane (1996) 17
-Brazil (1997) 17
- Germany, Erfurt (2002) 16
- England, Hungerford (1987) 16
- USA, Austin, Texas (1966) 16
- Germany, Winnenden (2009) 15
- Switzerland, Zug (2001) 14
- USA, Edmond, Oklahoma (1986) 14
- New Zealand, Aramoana (1990) 13
- Azerbaijan, Baku (2009) 12


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