- The terrible numbers that grow with each mass shooting
There is no universally accepted definition of a public mass shooting, and this piece defines it narrowly. It looks at the 165 shootings in which four or more people were killed by a lone shooter (two shooters in a few cases). It does not include shootings tied to gang disputes or robberies that went awry, and it does not include domestic shootings that took place exclusively in private homes. A broader definition would yield much higher numbers.
- 2 mass shootings in less than 24 hours shock US
GOOD SOURCES FOR STATISTICS:
- Gun Violence Archive:
- Mass Shootings: Definitions and Trends