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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The truth shall set you free" is the message that two conspiracy theorists were writing on a poster at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, the site of the November mass shooting that left 26 congregants dead.
A bump stock was used during the October 1, 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas, resulting in the deaths of 58 victims.
This incident remains the deadliest mass shooting in the United States by a lone gunman.
USA], Feb 17 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited the victims of the Parkland, Florida mass shooting Friday night, immediately after his arrival in Florida.
there was approximately one mass shooting per day in 2017.
6, 2017, near the site of the mass shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland, Texas.
org/sections/health-shots/2017/11/07/562546682/texas-shooters-history-raises-questions-about-mental-health-and-mass-murder) Trump said in a statement in response to a mass shooting by Devin Kelly, a white male who killed more than two dozen people in a Texas church last November.
He noted the relatively high body counts in mass shooting attacks and ramming attacks in the US and Europe, in comparison to the generally lower body count's from similar attacks in Israel.
Celebrities' reactions to the fatal mass shooting inside a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday (Monday morning in Manila) ranged from grief to outrage.
Nevertheless, the scare shook the campus of 44,000 students as it came on the heels of a mass shooting in Las Vegas, which killed 58 people and injured more than 200 in the deadliest massacre in modern American history.
If you say after a mass shooting that it's never the time [to talk about gun violence] then you'll never have the conversation in America because there's a mass shooting almost every single day.
In the wake of the awful mass shooting in Las Vegas, anti-gun interests across the nation wasted no time politicizing this latest American tragedy.