mass shooting

The discharging of firearms multiple times by one or more parties into a group of unarmed victims
Examples
Fort Hood, TX, November 2009—13 dead
Virginia Tech, April 2007—32 dead
Columbine High School, April 1999—17 dead

mass shooting

Public health Multiple discharging of firearm(s) onto a group of unarmed victims. Cf Genocide, Serial killing.
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This comes as the United States remains in mourning after a mass shooting in a Connecticut elementary school that claimed the lives of 26 people, 20 of them children aged six to seven.
The victims of the mass shooting on Utoya, who were mostly in their teens or 20s, had been attending a summer camp run by the youth wing of Norway's Labour Party, which Breivik condemned in a rambling manifesto for promoting multiculturalism.
Mass Shooting Analysis - Although less than one percent of Americans who are killed by guns are killed in mass shootings, a Mayors Against Illegal Guns analysis of such incidents found that a majority found a strong connection between these tragedies and domestic violence or violence against women.
The mass shooting has sparked calls to address gun control.
In Virginia, another swing state with a mass shooting in recent memory, 52 percent of Americans support the ban.
THE worst mass shooting in US history has sparked renewed calls for an overhaul of the country's liberal gun laws.
Jack Reacher," the latest Tom Cruise action film, was supposed to premiere Saturday in Pittsburgh, but the opening was postponed after the mass shooting Friday in Newtown, Conn.
According to the paper, the recent shooting incident was the deadliest in Colorado since the Columbine High School massacre in April 1999 and the worst mass shooting in the US since November 2009, when 13 people were killed at Fort Hood in Texas.
Summary: Authorities have issued a lockdown at the campus of Virginia Tech, the site of a 2007 mass shooting in which thirty two people died.
graduate), looked at the performance of gun-company stocks after 93 mass shooting episodes involving at least four victims, from January 2009 to September 2013.
The mass shooting by killer Elliot Rodger reignited calls for gun control in the US.
15 ( ANI ): America's National Rifle Association has released a gun app for iPhone aimed at children as young as four, enraging the public, especially since it comes almost a month after the horrifying mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.