How many mass shootings has there been in the US? A look at some of the deadliest school attacks following the Uvalde shooting

There have been dozens of shootings and other attacks in US schools and colleges over the years, but until the Columbine High School massacre in Colorado in 1999, the death toll was typically in the single digits. Since then, the number of shootings that have involved schools and killed 10 or more people has increased. The last two were both in Texas.

An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, killing 14 children, a teacher and injuring others, Gov. Greg Abbott said. The shooter died.

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Santa Fe High School, May 2018

A 17-year-old opened fire at a high school near Houston, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. The suspect was charged with murder.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, February 2018

An attack at the school in Parkland, Fla., killed 14 students and three staff and injured many others. The 20-year-old suspect was charged with murder.

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Umpqua Community College, October 2015

A man killed nine people, injured nine others and then killed himself at a school in Roseburg, Oregon.

Sandy Hook Elementary School, December 2012

A 19-year-old man killed his mother at her home in Newtown, Connecticut, then went to nearby Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 20 first graders and six educators. He took his own life.

Virginia Tech, April 2007

A 23-year-old student killed 32 people on campus in Blacksburg, Virginia in April 2007; more than two dozen others were wounded. The shooter then killed himself.

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Red Lake High School, March 2005

A 16-year-old student killed his grandfather and the man’s companion at their home in Minnesota and then went to nearby Red Lake High School, where he killed five students, a teacher and a security guard before shooting himself.

Columbine High School, April 1999

Two students killed 12 of their classmates and a teacher at the school in Littleton, Colorado, and injured many others before killing themselves.

Since 2017, mass shootings in the United States — described as shootings that leave at least four people injured or killed — have nearly doubled each year. As of 2022, there have already been 212 mass shootings — a 50% increase from 141 shootings in May 2017. The chart above shows the number of shootings per state. Mobile Users: Click here for our map of US mass shootings over the past five years

The number of people injured or killed does not include the suspect or the perpetrator. These graphs show the number of victims of all mass shootings over the last five years.

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