Here are the 138 mass shootings that have happened in the US since Parkland
In the five months since 17 students and faculty members were killed by a suspected lone gunman at a high school in Parkland, Florida, there have already been 138 more mass shootings in America, according to the Gun Violence Archive. The victims were gunned down at parties, outside of restaurants and nightclubs and on the dark streets of the towns they grew up in — but you won’t see their names in a hashtag anytime soon.
Students across the country staged 17-minute walkouts on March 14 in tribute to each of the 17 victims of the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. As the news cycle has churned on, keeping its lens trained on Parkland’s teen survivors and their dogged pursuit of tougher legislation around the sale and purchase of firearms, other forms of gun violence have continued to ravage American communities unabated, barely managing to scratch the surface of the national consciousness.
The Gun Violence Archive defines a mass shooting as four or more victims injured or killed in a single incident, “at the same general time and location, not including the shooter.” Into that category fall drug deals gone awry, late-night disagreements and gang-related violence — incidents that evade the simpler moral categorization of a school shooting.
While President Donald Trump has suggested training and arming teachers as a partial solution to curb gun violence in schools, data shows mass shootings are happening in all types of public spaces. As the Parkland teens galvanize a generation of young activists before our eyes, here are 138 more incidents that illustrate the true scope of our national tragedy in the wake of the Parkland shooting.
Feb. 16: Oklahoma City (1 killed, 3 injured)
Less than 48 hours after the first calls to 911 were made in Parkland, another mass shooting — this one perpetrated by an alleged gang member — had taken place in Oklahoma City.
According to the Oklahoman, one person died and three others were injured after an alleged member of the Indian Brotherhood gang opened fire with a handgun in a home. One of the victims who spoke to the news outlet said he had never seen the shooter before, but had heard rumors an attack was imminent after he’d had a falling out with the gang.
Feb. 17: Memphis, Tennessee (5 injured)
Just after 2 a.m. Feb. 17, five people were hospitalized after a mass shooting outside a nightclub in downtown Memphis.
Three male victims, ages 29, 31 and 37, were listed in critical condition; two other victims, a 34-year-old man and 19-year-old woman, were both expected to survive their injuries, police told local station WREG.
Mohammed Alkabsh, who owns a Valero gas station next door to the nightclub, told the station people ran in to take shelter from the gunfire as it was happening.
“For something to just pop up like this, I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “It’s kind of hard now just to feel good, you know what I mean?”
Feb. 17: Kansas City, Kansas (1 killed, 7 injured)
At around 11:45 p.m. Feb. 17, Kansas City, Kansas, police were called to respond to a potentially gang-related shooting, which left one dead and seven injured, officials told the Kansas City Star.
The man who died was in his 20s.
Feb. 18: San Antonio (4 injured)
On the evening of Feb. 18, a masked shooter “emptied a clip” into a family sitting on a bench outside a Texas Roadhouse restaurant in San Antonio.
“Police said two of the victims were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries,” USA Today reported. “One of the victims, a 6-year-old boy, was shot in the leg, but did not have life-threatening injuries.”
Authorities believe the shooting was not random and that it may have been a “family violence situation,” according to USA Today.
Feb. 23: Riviera Beach, Florida (1 killed, 3 injured)
A 28-year old man was killed and three injured after a shooter opened fire in the National Village community of Riviera Beach, Florida, on Feb. 23.
According to police officers who spoke to the Palm Beach Post, the incident seemingly stemmed from a “street-level narcotic sale.”
Feb. 26: Detroit (5 killed)
Detroit police told a local Fox affiliate that three people were fatally shot at a gas station and another victim was found dead nearby in a connected shooting on Feb. 26.
The suspect, George Davis Jr., later died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound as he attempted to run from police. Details about what precipitated the deadly ordeal weren’t immediately available.
March 3: Brooklyn, New York (1 killed, 3 injured)
One man was killed and three others were injured during shootings at four separate, nearby locations in Brooklyn, New York, on March 3.
Local station KNBC reports that the NYPD found a man fatally shot near Kings Highway in East Flatbush on Saturday night, and then discovered three other men who had been shot several blocks apart from each other.
It was not immediately clear whether or not the men had all been together when the shooting occurred, but the three injured men were all expected to survive their injuries.
March 3: Miami (4 injured)
Four members of a group of friends were wounded when an unknown suspect began firing off rounds into a crowd in Miami on March 3.
Police identified the victims as a 13-year-old boy, a 16-year-old boy, a 19-year-old man and a 20-year-old man. The injured parties were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center for treatment. None of the wounds were life-threatening, police told the local ABC affiliate.
March 4: Rockford, Illinois (1 killed, 4 injured)
One man was killed and four others were injured after shots rang out at a party in Rockford, Illinois, in the early hours of March 4, WIFR reports.
The man who died, 31-year-old Theodore Daniel, was the stepfather to a Rockford teen who was shot and killed in November of 2016.
March 7: Hurtsboro, Alabama (2 killed, 2 injured)
Gunshots fired in a Huntsboro, Alabama, restaurant on March 7 left two men dead and two more injured, AL.com reported.
According to Sheriff Heath Taylor, a man entered the City Grill Cafe early in the morning and yelled out the name of the restaurant’s owner, 69-year-old Donald Wayne Hughes, before opening fire. Hughes was shot and died from his injuries.
The alleged shooter was arrested in his home shortly after the incident and charged with murder and attempted murder, AL.com reports.
March 11: South Bend, Indiana (6 injured)
A shooting inside a South Bend, Indiana, home on March 11 left six people injured with “varying wounds, none of which appeared life-threatening,” the South Bend Tribune reported.
The victims reportedly ranged in ages from 17 to 35.
“As soon as I heard it all go off, I hit the floor,” a neighbor told the Tribune. “Then I got up and I watched a lot of people run out of the house and peel out of here.”
March 9: Wadesboro, North Carolina (3 killed, 1 injured)
Three people were killed and another injured at Mr. D’s Bar and Grill in Wadesboro, North Carolina, at around 11:25 p.m. on March 9.
Local outlet WBTV reported that suspect Robbie Harris “was arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill.”
March 11: Champaign, Illinois (1 killed, 3 injured)
One man was killed and three other individuals were injured during what witnesses described as a “verbal argument” near an intersection in Champaign, Illinois, early in the morning of March 11.
According to the News-Gazette, the 34-year-old man who was killed has been identified as Montrez Vonner, but it’s unclear whether or not he was the intended target of the “multiple shots” that were fired. Two women, ages 18 and 23, and a 23-year-old Champaign man were also injured in the shooting, but their injuries were non-life-threatening, police told the Gazette.
March 11: Saginaw, Michigan (5 injured)
A 4 a.m. disagreement at a party in Saginaw, Michigan, left at least five male victims injured on March 11, Lt. David Kaiser told MLive.com.
According to Kaiser, all of the victims are in stable condition and the incident is currently under investigation.
March 12: Modesto, California (4 injured)
Four people were shot in Modesto, California, on March 12 as they stood together in a garage. Police told local NBC affiliate KCRA that the shooter, or shooters, had hit the victims after firing at the garage door, which was closed at the time. No suspect is currently known.
All four victims were transported to the hospital for treatment. One of the victims was listed in serious condition, while the other three victims sustained only non-life threatening injuries, Modesto police said.
March 13: Macclenny, Florida (4 injured)
A drive-by shooting in Macclenny, Florida, left four people hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries on March 13, the Baker County Sheriff’s Office told News 4 JAX.
According to the report, two people — a man and a woman — were later arrested in connection to the shooting.
March 17: Harvey, Illinois (4 injured)
Four men were seriously injured after a male suspect walked into The Boxxx Gentleman’s Club in Harvey, Illinois, around 4 a.m. on March 17 and opened fire, the Chicago Sun Times reported.
Investigators told the paper that the incident had apparently begun at a separate nightclub in another town, and that they had “some good leads” on a suspect after reviewing security footage from the scene of the crime.
March 17: Louisville, Kentucky (7 injured)
A shooting at Cole’s Place nightclub in the Parkland neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky on March 17 left seven people with varying degrees of bullet injuries, police told local CBS News affiliate WLKY.
Metro Councilwoman Jessica Green, who represents the district that the nightclub is located in, told the outlet that her “heart dropped” after she heard the news of the shooting.
“I was devastated,” Green said. “I was hurt because this has become an all too familiar story that we are hearing about that goes on in our community.”
March 21: San Francisco (1 killed, 5 injured)
After a 21-year-old man allegedly opened fire in a San Francisco barbershop on the afternoon of March 21, a subsequent shootout with police left the suspect dead and five others injured, including a police officer, the Associated Press reported.
March 24: Salt Lake City (4 injured)
A drive-by shooting in a West Valley City Walmart parking lot that may have been gang-related left four people injured on March 24, police told the Deseret News.
According to the report, a 14-year-old girl, a 36-year-old man, a 22-year-old man and a 23-year-old man were all hospitalized for their injuries.
March 29: Camden, New Jersey (4 injured)
Around 4 p.m. on March 29, a gunman opened fire inside of a Camden, New Jersey, business, injuring four people, the Courier Post reported.
The victims, all of whom were male, were all expected to survive their injuries, police spokesman Dan Keashen told the Post.
March 29: Plano, Texas (1 killed, 3 injured)
A Plano, Texas, apartment shooting on March 29 left 29-year-old Quintarius Young dead and three others injured, the Dallas Informer reports.
According to police, the three wounded victims were all expected to survive their injuries. Police later arrested 18-year-old Franklin Barnes in McKinney, Texas, in connection to the shooting. An investigation into a motive for the shooting is pending.
April 1: Asbury Park, New Jersey (5 injured)
Five people were injured in a drive-by shooting near the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Monmouth Avenue in Asbury Park, New Jersey, on April 1, according to the Asbury Park Press.
Charles Webster, spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, told the Press that all five men “were with a group of people when a car pulled up and fired several shots, striking the victims before driving away from the scene.”
Three of the men, ages 25, 27 and 29, were hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries, according to Webster, and two others, ages 27 and 31, were treated and later released.
April 1: Saginaw, Michigan (5 injured)
Four women and one man were shot during a house party in Saginaw, Michigan, on April 1, marking the second mass shooting at a suburban house party in the city in less than a month.
Michigan State Police Lt. David Kaiser told MLive.com that all of the victims were transported from the “large party” to the hospital in private vehicles and were expected to survive their injuries.
April 1: Mobile, Alabama (5 injured)
A shooting at what police described as a “teen concert” in Mobile, Alabama, on the night of April 1 left five people with gunshot wounds and two people injured from being trampled in the chaos that ensued.
Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste told local outlet WKRG that all seven of the injured victims were teenagers aged between 15 and 18.
April 3: Houston (1 killed, 3 injured)
Four men were shot during a drive-by shooting in Houston on the night of April 3, authorities told local outlet KPRC2.
Tweets from the Harris County Sheriff’s office later said that one of the male victims that had been hospitalized and listed in critical condition had died from his injuries.
April 4: New Orleans (2 killed, 2 injured)
New Orleans police confirmed that one of the men who was killed, 25-year-old Ryan Massey, was the father of a 4-year-old son.
Several witnesses present at the crime scene when investigators arrived told the Times that the violence might have been sparked by a disagreement over a dog.
“It’s all senseless,” one man said.
April 6: Virginia Beach, Virginia (1 killed, 3 injured)
A quadruple shooting in Virginia Beach at around 10 p.m. on April 6 left one man dead and three other victims with non-life threatening injuries, CBS News 3 reported.
April 6: Jacksonville, Florida (4 injured)
Four people were injured, one man critically, during a shooting in Jacksonville, Florida, on the night of April 6. A Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office spokesperson told Action News Jax that a dark-colored vehicle had been spotted fleeing the scene after what witnesses described as “12 to 15 gunshots.”
April 8: Miami (2 killed, 2 injured)
One Miami Northwestern Senior High School 10th-grader and one former student were killed on April 8 after they were caught in a hail of gunfire in a Liberty City alleyway.
According to ABC News 10, police said that two other former or current students of the high school were also injured in the attack, during which an unknown group of men fired off up to 25 gunshots at the group of friends.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez, who has been a vocal proponent of gun reform legislation ever since a shooting at her own Florida high school killed 17, tweeted a message in support of the victims.
“Liberty City is on my mind, sadly not for the usual reasons,” she posted on Twitter. “We gotta use this grief, take it in our hands and mold the future with it; the best way to feel relief from pain is to prevent it from happening to anyone else. Injustice Anywhere is Injustice Everywhere. #LibertyStrong.”
April 8: Hickory, North Carolina (1 killed, 3 injured)
One man was killed and three others injured after a night at the Vault Bar and Lounge in Hickory, North Carolina, turned deadly on April 8. The man who died was 20 years old, according to the Charlotte Observer, and the injured men ranged in ages from 23 to 28.
April 9: Vallejo, California (4 injured)
A shooting outside a Vallejo, California, apartment complex left four people injured on the night of April 9, police told CBS affiliate KPIX.
According to the report, police investigating the crime scene found a Ford Focus riddled with bullet holes on the passenger side and a dozen bullet casings in the apartment complex parking lot. The four injured parties were men and women in their 20s, police said, and all of them arrived at Sutter Solano Medical Center in Vallejo with non-life threatening injuries.
April 15: Shreveport, Louisiana (6 injured)
Shreveport Police are investigating after a dark-colored vehicle pulled up to Trendsetters Tattoo at around 4:30 a.m on the morning of April 15 and opened fire, KSLA reports.
Six people in total were shot — one woman and five men — and although the full extent of their injuries was unknown, all were expected to survive, according to the report.
April 18: Asheville, North Carolina (4 killed, 3 injured)
Lifelong Asheville, North Carolina, resident Erica Nichelle Smith was killed along with two of her six children when a lone gunman — who police suspect was a former boyfriend — opened fire in her home on April 18.
According to the Citizen Times, Smith’s 10-year-old son called 911 to report the shooting. Killed along with 32-year-old Smith was her 15-year-old child, Keithan Whitmire, and her 13-year-old child, Harmony Smith.
Smith’s former boyfriend, 35-year-old Maurice Garner, was found dead near the family’s home of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. According to Asheville police, he had no criminal record, and the couple had no recorded history of domestic violence disputes.
April 20: San Francisco (1 killed, 5 injured)
A 20-year-old man was killed and five other men injured during a shooting that occurred at around 11 p.m. on the night of April 20, CBS San Francisco reported. No information about the shooter or a motive was immediately known.
April 21: Philadelphia (2 killed, 2 injured)
A 19-year-old man has been charged with double homicide in Philadelphia after a shooting on the night of April 21 left two men dead. According to Fox 29, the man is suspected of becoming angry after he was kicked out of a house party that was taking place near Temple University in the city.
April 22: New Orleans (1 killed, 5 injured)
A 25-year-old man confessed to committing a “violent crime spree” that left one man shot dead, five others with gunshot wounds and two cars hijacked in New Orleans on April 22.
According to Nola.com, the man was later apprehended by police and eventually confessed to fatally shooting 38-year-old “Lil’ Ricky Goins” as they drove in two separate vehicles at around 4:25 p.m. The suspect reportedly told police that his actions had been spurred by a “domestic issue.”
April 22: Antioch, Tennessee (4 killed, 3 injured)
An April 22 shooting in an Antioch, Tennessee, Waffle House restaurant left four people dead and several others injured. The suspect — 29-year-old Travis Reinking — led police on a 34-hour manhunt throughout the Nashville region before he was discovered hiding in a wooded area about a mile away from the restaurant where he had carried out the shooting spree.
According to reports, Reinking had been showing signs of mental instability for years. In 2017, he was arrested outside of the White House in Washington, D.C., after attempting to breach a security border in order to speak to President Donald Trump. In May 2016, Reinking told a police officer that he believed pop singer Taylor Swift had been stalking and harassing him.
After his parents warned police officers that Reinking owned guns and was suicidal, officers wrote in a subsequent police report that they had once advised Reinking’s father, Jeffrey Reinking, to “lock the guns back up until Travis gets mental help which he stated he would.” But in spite of all the warning signs, Reinking’s father eventually handed three of the confiscated rifles and a handgun back over to his son.
April 24: Flint, Michigan (4 injured)
Flint police are still searching for a suspect after four people were injured during a shooting on the night of April 24. According to NBC25, one of the injured individuals was in critical and three others were in good condition in the wake of the shooting.
April 25: St. Louis (3 killed, 1 injured)
Murder charges were issued to a 27-year-old male suspect in connection to a triple homicide in St. Louis County’s Spanish Lake neighborhood.
Fox 2 Now reports that the suspect was charged with three counts of murder in the first degree, one count of assault in the first degree and four counts of armed criminal action, and is currently being held without bond.
April 25: Pine Bluff, Arkansas (4 injured)
Four victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries after a late-night shooting outside of a Pine Bluff, Arkansas, residence on April 25, KATV reports.
Police officers who responded to the scene encountered three male victims, ages 27, 34 and 34, as well as one 37-year-old female victim. All four victims were transported to a local hospital.
April 28: Maxton, North Carolina (5 injured)
Five people sustained non-life-threatening injuries during a shooting in Maxton, North Carolina, in the early hours of April 28.
Sheriff Kenneth Sealey told local NBC affiliate WMBF that the shooting had occurred on Modest Road at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning, and said that an investigation was ongoing.
April 29: West Palm Beach, Florida (1 killed, 3 injured)
Police are searching for the man they believe killed one woman and injured three other individuals during a shooting at a Puerto Rican nightclub in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 29.
According to local outlet WPTV, a 24-year-old mother of one was fatally shot after one man opened fire inside La Isla Del Encanto nightclub. The injured individuals were treated for non-life threatening injuries and have since been released from the hospital.
April 29: Monroe, North Carolina (1 killed, 3 injured)
Police in Union County, North Carolina, have arrested one male suspect in connection with a shooting at a residence in Monroe on April 29 that left one man dad and three others injured.
According to WCNC, the suspect, 36-year-old Torey Brooks, was taken into custody without incident a little more than two weeks after the shooting occurred.
April 29: Seattle (2 killed, 5 injured)
A shooting that occurred in the parking lot of a motorcycle club in Skyway, Washington, left two men dead of multiple gunshot wounds on April 29, the Seattle Times reported.
According to the report, two other individuals also sustained gunshot wounds, and a total of five victims were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment, including a car driver and passenger who were “so traumatized by the incident they had to be hospitalized, as well.”
Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ryan Abbott told the Times that a motive for the shooting was still unknown, but said that law enforcement is “following up on a ton of leads and still interviewing witnesses.”
April 29: Wartburg, Tennessee (4 injured)
A man who allegedly opened fire on two neighbors in Wartburg, Tennessee, on April 29 was disarmed by three men, according to USA Today, at least one of whom was a former police officer.
The suspected shooter, a 58-year-old man, was arraigned on four counts of aggravated assault and one count of reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, according to the report. Both injured men were transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, treated for minor injuries, and released.
April 30: Washington, D.C. (4 injured)
An early morning drive-by shooting in the northeastern quadrant of Washington, D.C., left four people injured and streets closed off on April 30 as law enforcement officials surveyed the scene.
According to WUSA9, all four injured victims were hit by gunfire as they traveled by car in the eastbound lanes of New York Avenue, and the suspects who opened fire were in a separate vehicle.
All four victims were taken to a nearby hospital and were expected to survive their injuries.
April 30: Pompano Beach, Florida (4 injured)
Four people were injured during a shooting inside a crowded nightclub in Deerfield Beach, Florida, in the early hours of April 30, WSVN Miami reported.
Witnesses who spoke to the outlet said that after a dispute broke out on the dance floor of an afterparty that had been taking place at the Tropicante nightclub at around 2:30 a.m., a man brandished a gun and began firing off shots.
“Next thing you know, the boy pulled out the gun and – pow, pow, pow,” Maya Hall told WSVN. “One person punched him in the face, and after that he pulled out the gun and just started shooting.”
May 1: New Orleans (5 injured)
Five people were hospitalized for gunshot wounds after gunfire broke out around St. Claude Avenue in New Orleans at around 12:30 a.m. on the morning of May 1.
New Orleans police told WDSU that all five victims were in the vicinity of the Piety Street area when the gunfire began.
May 2: Brooklyn, New York (1 killed, 4 injured)
A shooting outside of the Marcus Garvey Apartments in Brownsville, Brooklyn, on May 2 left one 18-year-old man dead and four other individuals injured, one critically, the New York Daily News reported.
The teenager was rushed to nearby Brookdale Hospital with gunshot wounds to the stomach, but medics were unable to save him.
May 2: Minneapolis, Minnesota (6 injured)
A shooting at the Little Earth of United Tribes housing development in Minneapolis, Minnesota, left six people injured on May 2.
Police told WCCO that a 46-year-old woman, a 16-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man were among those caught in the hail of gunfire that erupted just before 8 p.m. Three people were reportedly arrested in connection to the shooting, including a 14-year-old boy.
May 2: Chicago (1 killed, 4 injured)
Several people were injured and one woman was killed during a shooting on Chicago’s West Side on May 4.
According to the Chicago Sun Times, the woman who died was 21 years old. She was transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital at the time of the shooting for treatment for four gunshot wounds to her ribs, shoulder and back, and later pronounced dead.
May 4: Chicago Heights, Illinois (4 injured)
Four people sustained gunshot wounds after a shooting at a party on the 200 block of East 23rd Street in Chicago Heights, police told the Chicago Tribune. Three of the victims received treatment for their injuries at St. James Hospital, according to the report, but nformation on the fourth victim’s condition was not immediately known.
May 4: Henderson, North Carolina (4 injured)
Police in Henderson, North Carolina, are working to learn more about a shooting that injured four people on May 4, according to a press release obtained by CBS17.
Four victims, ranging in ages from 23 to 47, all sustained gunshot wounds and were transported to local hospitals for treatment, police said.
May 5: Columbus, Georgia (5 injured)
Police told Columbus, Georgia, outlet WTVM that multiple people had been shot at a block party and taken to an area hospital for treatment on May 5. The updated conditions of the five victims were not immediately available.
May 6: Memphis (2 killed, 4 injured)
Two 18-year-old victims were shot to death in Memphis on May 6, but friends told police that it was unlikely that the pair was the initial target.
In addition to the two teens who were killed, four other victims were injured, including a 14-year-old girl, and have since been released from the hospital, according to WREG.
May 6: Stillwater, Oklahoma (4 injured)
A fight that may have broken out over a stolen necklace prompted a shooting in the parking lot of White Barn Estates clubhouse in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on May 6, police told NewsOk.
According to the report, four people were hit by bullets in the venue’s parking lot after a tip jar theft prompted security personnel to shut down a party on the premises. As 200 to 300 people filed out of the premises, an unknown suspect opened fire, striking four victims.
May 7: San Diego, California (5 injured)
Five victims were transported to local hospitals in San Diego on the night of May 7 after a shooting outside of Petco Park wounded five people.
San Diego Police Capt. Mike Holden told CBS 8 that the violence was potentially gang-related.
May 9: Omaha, Nebraska (4 injured)
Four people were injured, one critically, on the front porch of their apartment complex in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 9 in what police told KLNKTV they had classified as a drive-by shooting.
Video recovered from the scene showed two suspects in a green vehicle, one toting a silver revolver, according to the report.
May 11: St. Louis (4 injured)
A shooting in a residential neighborhood in St. Louis left two adults and two children with gunshot wounds on May 11.
Police told KMOV that the victims had been getting out of a car when two black cars drove down the street and their passengers opened fire.
The victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment, police said.
May 11: Talihina, Oklahoma (1 killed, 4 injured)
Four state troopers were injured in a hail of gunfire on May 11 during a shootout with a potential suspect in a burning building in downtown Talihina, Oklahoma.
KTUL Tulsa reports that the suspect, who was killed in the showdown and has yet to be identified, was being investigated under suspicion of having illegal weapons and had a felony record.
All four injured law enforcement officers were expected to survive their injuries.
May 12: Paulsboro, New Jersey (4 injured)
A birthday party in Paulsboro, New Jersey, turned violent on May 12 after what police believe to be more than one shooter opened fire.
Three men and one woman were hit by bullets, CBS reports, and another man was hit as he attempted to flee the scene. Two of the male victims were in critical condition, according to the report.
May 12: Omaha, Nebraska (7 injured)
Seven people sustained non life-threatening injuries during an Omaha, Nebraska, birthday party on May 14, the Omaha World-Herald reported. All of the victims ranged in age from 16 to 21 years old.
May 13: Stockton, California (3 killed, 2 injured)
Three family members were killed and two people injured during a shooting in Stockton, California, on Mother’s Day, RecordNet reports.
The victims who were killed included a 5-year-old girl and her parents, who had been celebrating the holiday together.
“Based on the type of violence this was, involving parents and a 5-year-old, I haven’t seen this kind of violence in my 25 years,” Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones said. “Especially because this family was together celebrating Mother’s Day. It’s just very impactful and we are working hard to solve it.”
May 14: Baltimore (4 injured)
A shooting near a playground in Baltimore left four people injured on May 14, police told the Baltimore Sun. Two of the victims were 18 and two were 22, according to the report. All four were taken to a local hospital for treatment.
May 16: Ponder, Texas (5 killed, 1 injured)
A man entered a home in Ponder, Texas, and shot his ex-wife, her three children and her boyfriend on the morning of May 16 before turning the gun on himself, according to police.
While the ex-husband, children and boyfriend all died from their injuries, the ex-wife was the lone survivor, according to the Dallas News.
May 18: Santa Fe, Texas (10 killed, 13 injured)
Ten people were killed and several more were injured during a school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on May 18. Police later discovered explosive devices hidden around campus.
Authorities apprehended 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis in connection to the deadly incident. In a press briefing, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said that both of the weapons the shooter had used to commit the attack — a shotgun and a .38 revolver — both of which were owned legally by Pagourtzis’ father. Pagourtzis has been booked in the Galveston County jail on no bond and charged with capital murder and aggravated assault of a peace officer, according to the Washington Post.
A since-deleted Facebook page linked to Pagourtzis suggested he might have been sympathetic to white supremacist ideals.
May 20: Hazlehurst, Mississippi (1 killed, 7 injured)
A nightclub shooting in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, on May 20 left a 26-year-old man dead and more than half a dozen others wounded, the Clarion Ledger reported.
Two men were later arrested in connection to the shooting that broke out in Tootsie’s Spot around closing time, according to the report, and police said that both would be charged with murder and seven counts of aggravated assault.
May 20: Anderson, Indiana (4 injured)
A shooting at a crowded block party in Anderson, Indiana, left four people with gunshot wounds on May 20. According to WXIN, one 19-year-old victim was evacuated from the scene by a medical helicopter, but the victim was later reported to be in stable condition.
May 24: Cincinnati, Ohio (4 injured)
An attempted robbery during a dice game in Cincinnati’s East Price Hill neighborhood left five people injured on May 25, four of them from bullet wounds. According to Cincinnati.com, two suspects have been arrested in connection to the shooting.
May 27: Aurora, Colorado (1 killed, 3 injured)
A 37-year-old man was killed after a shooting broke out inside an Aurora, Colorado, nightclub on May 27, NBC News reported. According to Aurora Officer Kenneth Forrest, an altercation began inside Kasbah nightclub spilled out into the parking lot of the establishment just before 2:10 a.m., when the shooting occurred. Police have identified the slain victim, but a search for suspects is ongoing.
May 31: Timmonsville, South Carolina (3 killed, 2 injured)
At around 1:42 a.m., Florence County sheriff’s deputies received a call from a neighbor reporting a shooting at a nearby home. First responders who arrived on the scene discovered the bodies of the 39-year-old mother and two daughters, aged 14 and 11, inside the residence. The father and another daughter, age 8, both survived.
June 2: Buffalo, New York (5 injured)
Five people were injured by gunfire on the east side of Buffalo on June 2, according to WGRZ. All of the victims were transported to Erie County Medical Center, where two 21-year-old men were listed in serious condition and a 27-year-old man was listed in good condition. A 17-year-old boy was treated and released, and a 47-year-old man had non-life-threatening injuries.
June 2: Omaha, Nebraska (1 killed, 6 injured)
A June 2 shooting in Omaha, Nebraska, that left one woman dead and six other people injured led to the arrest of one 20-year-old suspect, Omaha.com reported.
According to the outlet, Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said at a press conference that the woman who was killed “was an innocent bystander caught up in the middle of two rival gangs.”
June 3: Chicago (1 killed, 3 injured)
A former Chicago Public Schools security guard and children’s book author was killed during a June 3 shooting in Chicago, the man’s family members confirmed to WGN.
According to police, two men in an SUV who drove by a party on the 1200 block of West 73rd Place opened fire on an outdoor gathering, striking 3 people including 35-year-old Ari Armour, who was shot in the neck. Police said that Armour died at the scene.
“We always want to say black lives matter,” Armour’s sister told WGN9. “When will black lives matter to the black? We’re taking out our foundation, piece by piece, and we’re going to be left with gravel in a minute.”
June 3: Dallas (5 injured)
A shooting at a recreation center football game in Dallas on June 3 left five people injured, CBS11 reported — a 17-year-old who was seven months pregnant among them.
According to police, after a disturbance on the field after the football game had concluded, one man pulled out a gun and began firing, prompting several others to return fire.
June 5: Jacksonville, Florida (3 killed, 1 injured)
Three passengers in a silver Chevrolet Cruze were killed in Jacksonville, Florida, on June 5 and a fourth passenger was injured after a suspect pulled up alongside the victims’ car and opened fire.
According to WJXT, detectives said that two of the four men who were killed had ties to a known gang and confirmed that the shooting was not random.
June 10: Kannapolis, North Carolina (4 injured)
A shooting at a crowded graduation party in Kannapolis, North Carolina, on June 10 left four teenagers injured, all of whom police said were expected to recover.
According to WSOC, 911 calls reporting an active shooting began coming in at around 12:30 a.m. Police are still searching for suspects.
June 9: Boston (4 injured)
A 30-year-old man with felony convictions was arrested in connection to a quadruple shooting in Boston on June 9 that left three people suffering from gunshot wounds and another with a graze injury, police told WHDH.
Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans later said that the man had been charged with three counts of armed assault with intent to murder, unlawful possession of a firearm and being an armed career felon.
June 9: Philadelphia (5 injured)
Four men and one 5-year-old boy were injured on June 9 after a group of shooters fired at least 41 shots into a crowd in North Philadelphia.
The victims were expected to survive their injuries. According to Philadelphia Police Capt. Frank Palumbo, “everybody was just outside enjoying the nice weather.”
June 10: Lawrence, Indiana (5 injured)
Police in Lawrence, Indiana, detained a 14-year-old suspect in connection to a shooting at a birthday party that injured at least four teens and one 11-year-old boy.
According to WXIN, one 13-year-old victim was in critical condition after being hit in the face with a bullet. Another victim, a 14-year-old girl, was listed in stable condition after being hit in the torso. The other three victims’ injuries were listed as non-life-threatening.
Police told WXIN that the violence likely began as a verbal dispute that later escalated into physical violence.
June 10: Chicago (1 killed, 5 injured)
One person was killed and five others injured in Chicago on June 10 after someone fired shots out of a moving vehicle in the city’s West Woodlawn neighborhood, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
One 39-year-old victim was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. The other victims ranged in ages from 19 to 24, and their conditions have since stabilized.
June 10: Aurora, Illinois (7 injured)
Seven people were injured, one critically, in a June 10 shooting at a child’s birthday party in the Illinois suburb of Aurora, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
According to police, a group of male shooters approached the residence where the party was taking place and opened fire. Five men, ranging in age from 21 to 28, were wounded in the barrage of bullets, with the 21-year-old being listed in critical condition. Two women, aged 27 and 30, were also hit by bullets.
June 10: Valley Village, California (6 injured)
Four men and two women were injured June 10 in a shooting in a Valley Village, California, residence that may have been an Airbnb, KABC reported.
The six victims were hospitalized for their injuries and later listed as being in stable condition. Although police arrested two people in connection to the incident, they said that more suspects were wanted for questioning.
June 10: Bloomington, Illinois (2 killed, 2 injured)
Two people died and two others were injured in a double homicide June 10 in Bloomington, Illinois, police told WSPL radio.
Police responders who were summoned to the 1200 block of Orchard Street around 1 a.m. found one male and one female victim dead of their injuries, and two other wounded male and female victims lying nearby. The search for a suspect is still ongoing.
June 10: Bradenton, Florida (1 killed, 5 injured)
One person was killed and five others wounded during a shooting outside of a neighborhood bar in Bradenton, Florida, on June 10.
According to the Herald-Tribune, members of the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the scene of the shooting to find one 39-year-old victim shot to death and four other people injured; a fifth injured victim later admitted himself to a nearby hospital.
The owner of Tommy Knockers Saloon, where the shooting took place, told the Tribune the event had come as “a shock.”
“People feel safe in here because you do make an effort to make them comfortable and make them safe,” the owner, Mark Rosato, said. “This is the first time anything like this has happened, and it’s a shock.”
June 10: Lawrence, Indiana (1 killed, 4 injured)
Two people reportedly opened fire during a 13-year-old’s birthday party inside a Lions Club building in Lawrence, Indiana, on June 10. Five people between 11 and 14 years old were wounded, with one of the 14-year-old victims later dying from his injuries.
June 10: Orlando, Florida (5 killed, 1 injured)
Four children were found shot to death in their beds in Orlando, Florida, after their mother called 911 on the night of June 10 to report a domestic violence incident. The woman’s boyfriend later exchanged gunfire with police, critically injuring one officer before taking his own life.
Two of the slain children, whose ages ranged from 1 to 12, were the shooter’s son and daughter.
June 11: Montgomery, Alabama (4 injured)
Three men face charges of attempted murder in Montgomery, Alabama, in connection to a shooting on June 11 that left four men injured. According to the Montgomery Advertiser, the incident stemmed from a verbal altercation.
June 12: New York City (4 injured)
Four men in their 30s who were shot by a lone gunman in the Bronx in New York City were all expected to survive their injuries, NBC News reported. It was not immediately clear what caused the June 12 shooting, which occurred around 1 a.m.
June 14: Westminster, Colorado (1 killed, 3 injured)
A “road rage incident” on June 14 left one 13-year-old boy dead, his 41-year-old mother and 8-year-old brother in critical condition, and a bystander shot in both arms.
According to the Denver Post, one 23-year-old man — who told police he had started taking new prescription medication for mental health issues just hours before the Thursday shooting — became enraged at the mother as she drove with her three sons in Westminster, Colorado.
After a brief verbal altercation in front of Children’s Dentistry, where the woman had parked, the man opened fire on the family, eventually turning to also target a bystander as he sat in his truck with his own 9-year-old daughter.
The suspect has been charged with first-degree murder, criminal attempt to commit murder with extreme indifference and first-degree assault.
June 14: Buffalo, New York (1 killed, 4 injured)
Five people were shot, including one 38-year-old man who later died, in connection to a drive-by shooting in Buffalo, New York, on June 14. According to the Buffalo News, the incident was the eighth fatal shooting the city has seen since May 27 as warm summer weather results in ramped up violence in the area.
June 14: Hayward, California (5 injured)
Police officers responding to calls of a shooting in a cemetery in Hayward, California, on June 14 found 3 victims suffering from gunshot wounds at the scene and a fourth victim a distance away. Later, hospital workers confirmed to police that a fifth victim who had self-transported was also in their care.
A motive for the shooting was not immediately known.
June 14: Tracy, California (1 killed, 4 injured)
A 15-year-old boy was killed and four other boys and young men were injured during what police described as an “altercation” in Tracy, California, on June 14.
“We’re still early in the investigation,” Terry Miller of the Tracy Police Department told KCRA. “It appears there was some kind of altercation at the dead end of Sixth Street near the railroad tracks. That altercation led to a shooting.”
June 14: Philadelphia (4 injured)
Four men were hospitalized but in stable condition after a street shooting in Philadelphia on the night of June 14. Police are currently investigating the incident that led up to the shooting.
June 17: Trenton, New Jersey (17 injured)
A gang-related altercation in Trenton, New Jersey, on the night of June 17 turned an all-night arts festival into chaos, with 17 injured in the hail of gunfire that erupted and others trampled in the ensuing stampede as people fled the scene.
The incident took place at the 12th-annual installment of an arts and music showcase planned as part of an ongoing initiative to brighten the city, which has been blighted by violence, crime and corruption in the past.
June 17: Chicago (4 injured)
Four men were shot, including a 21-year-old who was listed in critical condition, as they stood on the street in Chicago’s South Side neighborhood on the night of June 17. A police investigation into the incident is ongoing.
June 17: Macon, Georgia (1 killed, 3 injured)
A drive-by shooting that struck a cookout in Macon, Georgia, on June 17 left one 16-year-old dead and three others injured, including a 13-year-old.
According to Macon.com, the teen who was killed marks the 20th homicide victim in Bibb County, Georgia, this year.
June 17: Charlotte, North Carolina (4 injured)
Four people were wounded during a shooting at a Charlotte, North Carolina, gas station in the early hours of June 17.
Police said that they are still searching for a suspect, and confirmed to WSOCTV that one person had sustained life-threatening injuries.
“I’m not surprised. It happens,” one witness told WSOCTV. “This is Charlotte.”
June 18: Chicago (2 killed, 3 injured)
A 17-year-old victim was pronounced dead in Chicago after a shooting that also killed one woman in her early 20s and injured three others. Police had prematurely placed a sheet over the teenager’s head, only to discover that the victim was still breathing, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
June 18: Bloomington, Illinois (3 killed, 1 injured)
Three men were killed and a four-year-old boy was injured in Bloomington, Illinois, on June 18.
Police are still investigating what might have triggered the triple homicide, according to the Pantagraph, and are inviting community members to come forward with any potential leads or information.
June 19: Huntsville, Alabama (4 injured)
Police said that the shootings of four people in Huntsville, Alabama, on the night of June 19 appeared to be retaliatory in nature and likely stemmed from a dispute between the suspected shooter and his girlfriend, AL.com reported.
The 37-year old suspect was wanted on felony assault charges, according to the report.
June 20: Modesto, California (5 injured)
A shooting at a Modesto, California, residence on the night of June 20 left at least four people suffering from gunshot wounds, with police working to figure out whether a fifth victim who had turned up in an emergency room later that evening was also injured in the same violent altercation.
Police are still investigating leads on a potential suspect.
June 21: Chicago (4 injured)
Four teenagers were shot, three of them seriously, after a shooting on the afternoon of June 21 in the Southwest Side of Chicago, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
June 21: Morganza, Louisiana (4 injured)
Four people turned up at several hospitals in the Morganza, Louisiana, area on June 21 with injuries that police now believe stemmed from the same shooting, according to WBRZ.
At least one of the victims was wounded critically, the Morganza sheriff’s office confirmed to the outlet.
June 21: San Bernardino, California (1 killed, 3 injured)
A shooting outside a liquor store in San Bernardino, California, on June 21 left three people injured and one 20-year-old man dead, ABC News reported.
Authorities were still searching for a suspect and a motive that might have fueled the deadly shooting.
June 22: Munhall, Pennsylvania (1 killed, 3 injured)
A drive-by shooting in the western Pennsylvania suburb of Munhall left one 19-year-old woman dead and three other teens injured on June 22, the Associated Press reported.
June 23: Chicago (1 killed, 4 injured)
A mass shooting on Chicago’s South Side left a 31-year-old man dead and four others injured on June 23, police told the Sun-Times.
According to the report, the victims’ ages ranged from 15 to 50.
June 23: Wichita, Kansas (4 injured)
Four people, including two minors, were injured during a June 23 shooting in Wichita, Kansas.
Police told Kansas.com that the shooting was gang-related.
June 24: Sandusky, Ohio (5 injured)
Five people were injured after “several fights” broke out inside the Milan Road Bar and Grill in Sandusky, Ohio, police told the Toledo Blade. The victims ranged in age from 23 to 39, according to the report.
June 24: Gary, Indiana (1 killed, 3 injured)
One person was killed and three others injured during one of several shooting incidents in Gary, Indiana, over the weekend of June 24.
Although the other incidents did not meet the criteria of a mass shooting (4 or more wounded, not including the shooter) Gary police told the Northwest Indiana Times that after the weekend was over, 1 person was dead and at least 16 others were injured as a result of gun violence.
Police said that many, but not all, of the shootings were likely connected to gang violence in one way or another.
June 24: Riviera Beach, Florida (1 killed, 3 injured)
Six teenagers were arrested in a stolen Nissan Altima in Riviera Beach, Florida, in connection to a shooting that left one 19-year-old man dead and three others injured.
Police told the Palm Beach Post that the 15-year-old driver of the vehicle had been apprehended and taken to a local juvenile center on charges of evading and eluding. The car’s five other passengers — which included one 18-year-old and four other individuals who ranged in age from 15 to 17 — will face trespassing charges.
June 24: Indiantown, Florida (4 injured)
Four men sustained non life-threatening injuries during a shooting at a large outdoor party in Indiantown, Florida, in the early morning hours of June 24.
June 24: Punta Gorda, Florida (4 injured)
A shooting near an event at the Harbour Heights Event Center in Punta Gorda, Florida left at least four people injured on June 24, all of whom were expected to survive.
June 24: Sanford, North Carolina (1 killed, 6 injured)
One man has been charged with murder after a shooting that took place during a birthday party in a Sanford, North Carolina, dance studio left one person dead and six others injured.
According to reports, the 27-year-old victim who died was shot eight times in the chest. A 20-year-old man was arrested in connection to the murder.
June 25: Chicago (6 injured)
Adding to a growing number of casualties from an already violent Chicago summer, 6 people were injured near a park in the city’s South Side neighborhood on June 25.
According to the Sun-Times, all of the victims were 27 or younger, with one victim as young as 15. All of the injured were listed in stable condition, according to the report.
June 27: Hartford, Connecticut (4 injured)
A drive-by shooting left four people injured, one critically, in Hartford, Connecticut, on June 27. Hartford Police told the Hartford Courant that at least one of the victims had been targeted for a specific reason.
June 27: San Antonio, Texas (4 injured)
Four people — including a mother, father and son — were shot in San Antonio, Texas, on June 27 by a 22-year-old man engaged in a street brawl with neighbors, police told mySA.com.
According to the report, police made use of a stun gun in order to bring the suspect into custody.
June 27: Oakland, California (1 killed, 3 injured)
One 18-year-old man was killed and several others injured during a shooting outside a mini-mart in Oakland, California, on June 27.
According to the East Bay Times, the three injured victims were 17, 25 and 29, and were all expected to survive their injuries.
June 28: Annapolis, Maryland (5 killed)
Five employees of the Capital Gazette newsroom were killed after a man who had been making violent and litigious threats against the paper for years entered the building and began firing off rounds.
The high-profile attack — the deadliest on American journalists in several years — prompted a response from President Trump, who frequently takes an adversarial stance against reporters and media in general.
A 38-year-old suspect, Jarrod W. Ramos, was taken into police custody shortly after the attack.
June 30: Ashburn, Georgia (6 injured)
A Georgia nightclub shooting on the night of June 30 left a 21-year-old woman dead and six others injured, according to AJC.com.
Police have arrested one 17-year-old suspect in connection to the shooting, but believe multiple shooters may have been involved.
June 30: Baltimore, Maryland (6 injured)
Six people were shot just before midnight during one episode in a night of violence in Baltimore on June 30 that left a total of eight people injured from gunshot wounds across the city.
During the mass shooting incident, six people — all under the age of 24 — were injured after gunfire broke out at a backyard barbecue in the city.
June 30: Jersey City, New Jersey (5 injured)
Five people were hospitalized for non life-threatening injuries stemming from a shooting in Jersey City, New Jersey, on June 30. It was not immediately if the victims were known to the shooter.
July 1: Chicago (5 injured)
A shooting in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood on July 1 wounded six people — including three young girls ages 5, 14 and 15, according to the Sun-Times.
The three children were sitting in a parked car when a separate car drove up and opened fire in the direction of the sidewalk. The 14-year-old sustained injuries to her chest, arm and abdomen, and was later listed in critical condition. A 20-year-old woman who was also injured was listed in “serious” condition.
July 2: Buffalo, New York (2 killed, 2 injured)
A grandmother and her infant grandson were both fatally wounded by gunfire as they sat on the woman’s front porch during her birthday celebration.
According to the Buffalo News, two other male family members were also grazed on the leg by bullets. Police are still searching for leads on one or potentially more suspects.
July 3: Washington, D.C. (4 injured)
Four men were taken to a Washington, D.C.-area hospital with non life-threatening gunshot wounds in the early morning hours of July 3, police told ABC News. No information on the shooter was immediately available.
July 3: St. Louis, Missouri (1 killed, 5 injured)
A 40-year-old man was killed and five other people were injured after a drive-by shooting in St. Louis, Missouri, on July 3.
Police told KMOV that a lone suspect fired rounds from a rifle, striking four victims, who ranged in ages from 22 to 36, in addition to a 39-year-old woman and the man who was killed.
July 4: Atlanta (1 killed, 3 injured)
A parking lot shooting in Atlanta at around 1:40 a.m. on July 4 left one 25-year-old man dead and three others injured.
July 4: Gary, Indiana (1 killed, 3 injured)
A July 4 shooting at a home in Gary, Indiana, left one 29-year-old man dead and three others injured.
July 5: Lima, Ohio (1 killed, 5 injured)
A shooting during a party at a United Auto Workers hall in Lima, Ohio on July 5 left one person dead and five others with non life-threatening injuries.
July 5: Virginia Beach, Virginia (6 injured)
Six tourists were shot at the Oceanfront in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on July 5 in what police said appeared to be a completely unprovoked attack. Aside from two of the victims, who were married, none of the victims had ever met each other.
July 5: Los Angeles (3 killed, 3 injured)
A Fourth of July house party turned deadly in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles after three people were killed and three others listed in critical condition as a result of a shooting.
Police told ABC News that they believe the violence to have been gang-related in nature.
July 5: Albany, New York (4 injured)
Four people sustained non life-threatening injuries during a shooting in Albany, New York, on July 5 that occurred around 1:15 a.m.
July 5: Brooklyn, New York (4 injured)
Four people sustained gunshot wounds to the legs in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, in the early hours of July 5.
Police have not yet made any arrests in connection to the shooting, and all four victims were in stable condition.
July 7: Wetumpka, Alabama (3 killed, 2 injured)
Nine days after a Wetumpka, Alabama, woman filed for divorce, her husband fatally shot her and one of the couple’s 12-year-old triplets and injured the remaining two triplets, Al.com reports.
The couple had a fourth child, a 13-year-old daughter, who managed to escape unharmed. After opening fire on his family, the man reportedly doused the home in gasoline and set it ablaze before turning the gun on himself.
Police said that at least one of the surviving triplets had been shot multiple times, but confirmed that both were expected to make a full recovery.
July 8: Memphis, Tennessee (4 injured)
A shooting in Memphis on July 8 left four people with non life-threatening injuries, police told WMCActionNews5.com.
July 8: Brandon, Alabama (6 injured)
Six people were shot at the BIG SWAMP Lounge in Brandon, Alabama on July 8, according to the Lowndes Signal. All were expected to survive their injuries.
July 9: Wilmington, Delaware (5 killed)
Delaware law enforcement called to investigate a residence in Wilmington discovered five individuals dead of gunshot wounds — a man and woman in their 40s and three children, all under the age of 8. Police are still investigating the incident and did not immediately announce whether or not the victims were related.
July 9: Orange County, Florida (1 killed, 4 injured)
A shooting outside a bar in Orange County, Florida left one man dead and 4 others injured on July 9, police told WESH. Deputies said that at least one of the victims had been listed in critical condition.
July 11, 2018, 4:06 p.m.: This story has been updated.