At almost 13 hours apart, two different perpetrators opened fire on public crowds in two different cities in the United States. At least 22 people were killed and 26 injured in the first shooting in El Paso, Texas. In the second shooting in Dayton, Ohio, nine people were killed and another 27 injured. There, the suspected shooter was also shot dead by police, which means that a total of 10 people died.Seventh deadliest shooting
The shooting in Dayton is the 22nd death with four or more dead in the United States this year. It shows figures from AP / USA Today / Northeastern University's mass murder database that records murders with four or more deaths, excluding perpetrators.
The shooting in El Paso is also the country's seventh deadliest mass shooting in modern times, CNN writes. Four of the ten mass shootings that claimed the most victims have taken place in the same state, Texas.
Here are the ten worst mass shootings of modern times:Route 91 Harvest - 58 Music Festival is killed
Las Vegas, Nevada, October 1, 2017:
64-year-old Stephen Paddock sat in a room in the Mandalay Bay Casino hotel, shooting at over 20,000 people gathered at the Route 91 Harvest festival. 58 people were killed and over 500 injured. Police believe Paddock took his own life after the shooting.Pulse nightclub - 49 killed
Orlando, Florida, June 12, 2016:
29-year-old Omar Saddiqui Mateen opened fire inside the gay club Pulse. 49 were killed and 50 injured. Police shot Mateen to death. Later, the terrorist movement IS took on the act.Virginia Tech - 32 killed
Blacksburg, Virginia, April 16, 2007:
The 23-year-old student Seung-Hui Cho shot dead 32 people on campus to the University of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. The perpetrator committed suicide after the deed.Elementary school Sandy Hook - 27 killed
Newtown, Connecticut, December 14, 2012:
20-year-old Adam Lanza shot 20 children, between six and seven years old, and six more adults at Sandy Hook Elementary Primary School in Newtown, Conneticut. Earlier in the day, he had shot his mother to death in the home. He took his own life after the deed.Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs - 25 killed
Wilson County, Texas, November 5, 2017:
A shooter stepped into a small church and shot dead 25 people, one of whom was pregnant. It is unclear if the shooter was shot dead or took his own life. The church shooting is the deadliest shooting that occurred in Texas in modern times.Luby's Café in Killeen - 23 killed
Killeen, Texas, October 16, 1991:
35-year-old George Hennard drove his pick up car through the wall of a cafe in Killeen, Texas. He then got out of the car and shot 23 people to death before taking his own life.El Paso Shopping Mall - At least 22 are killed
El Paso, Texas, August 3, 2019:
A man opened fire inside and outside a department store in a shopping mall in El Paso. At least 20 people were killed and 26 injured. The suspect was identified as 21-year-old Patrick Crusius of Allen, Texas.McDonald's in San Ysidro - 21 killed
San Diego, California, July 18, 1984:
41-year-old James Hubery shot dead 21 adults and children at a McDonald's restaurant in San Ysidro. Huberty was equipped with several heavy weapons and was shot dead by police about an hour after the shooting began.University of Austin - 18 killed
Austin, Texas, August 1, 1966:
Former Marine Charles Joseph Whitman killed 14 people on and off the University of Austin, Texas. Police shot and killed Whitman, who was sitting in a tower on campus. Earlier in the day he had also killed his mother and wife. About a week after the attack another person died in hospital and in 2001 another victim was added when a man died from the injuries from the shooting.Majory Stoneman Douglas High School - 17 killed
Parkland, Florida, February 14, 2018:
A 19-year-old shot with a semi-automatic weapon at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen people were killed, including 14 students. The suspected perpetrator, who was previously a student at the school, was arrested by police.