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 often-inflammatory internet message board 8chan, accused by many of promoting hate and violence, went offline Monday after internet infrastructure vendor Cloudflare said it would no longer serve the message board after it was used by the accused killer in the El Paso mass shooting.
The Western Australia police on Saturday identified seven people, including four children, who were found dead from gunshot wounds the day before in what was the country's worst mass shooting in more than 20 years, The New York Timesreports.
After the mass shooting last February 14, in which a deranged youth killed 14 students and three teachers in a Florida high school, there were the usual protest demonstrations calling for stricter gun control.
Part and parcel of such a "Mass Shooting Prevention Centre" would be ensuring strong linkages among federal, state and local officials.
More broadly, nearly four in 10 Americans (39%) reported in an October 2017 Gallup poll that they were "very" or "somewhat" worried that they or a family member will be a victim of a mass shooting. This survey came soon after the Oct.
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.
DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on todays mass shooting in Odessa and Midland, Texas: There is an epidemic in America.
The Boston-native had purchased the weapons within the week of his arrest with the reported intent to use them as part of a mass shooting he had been planning.
Celebrating a loved one's birthday when news of the Texas mass shooting broke, I realized that this birthday date would be forever linked to tragedy.
* Researchers have found no link between gun violence and "gruesome video games." A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A Contrary to what the president said, there's no link whatsoever to playing video games and mass shootings. Analyses of mass shooting perpetrators have also not been linked to video games whatsoever, violent or otherwise.
In today's Washington Post, a special 12-page print section lists every mass shooting victim since 1966," the newspaper tweeted.
On August 4, nine people were killed in a mass shooting on the streets of a famous nightlife area of Dayton, Ohio, less than 24 hours after a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, inside a Walmart store that left 22 dead and 24 injured on August 3, reported People.