Mass murder news articles and videos from foxnewscom's us section. 17 killed in mass shooting at high school in parkland, florida by elizabeth chuck, alex johnson and corky siemaszko / feb142018 / 8:18 pm et / updated feb152018 / 3:20 pm et medical personnel tend to a victim after a mass shooting at marjory stoneman douglas high school on wednesday. In depth las vegas shooting a gunman opened fire on the crowd at a music festival oct 1, 2017, killing at least 58 in the deadliest mass shooting in modern us history.
The united states suffered one of the worst mass shootings in its modern history when 49 people were killed and 58 injured in orlando, fla, after a gunman stormed into a packed gay nightclub the gunman was killed by a swat team after taking hostages at pulse, a popular gay club he was preliminarily identified as 29-year-old omar mateen.
What is a mass shooting the fbi defines mass killings as four or more being killed, not including suspects, in an event the killing may stretch over a day or more and some distance, especially if it includes killings committed in flight or against targeted people. Mass murder - the savage and excessive killing of many people carnage , massacre , slaughter , butchery murder , slaying , execution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being. Rampage killings with 6 or more dead rampage killings with at least 4 people killed and at least ten victims overall (dead plus injured) rampage killings with at least 2 people killed and at least 12 victims overall (dead plus injured) an incidence of rampage killing shall not be included in this list if it does not include at least two people killed.
2017 is the deadliest year for mass killings in at least a decade with nearly eight weeks until the end of the year, 2017 has already earned a bitter honor. Synonyms for mass murder at thesauruscom with free online thesaurus, antonyms, and definitions find descriptive alternatives for mass murder. Public mass shootings account for a tiny fraction of the country’s gun deaths, but they are uniquely terrifying because they occur without warning in the most mundane places most of the victims are chosen not for what they have done but simply for where they happen to be.
At least 17 people were killed wednesday in a shooting at marjory stoneman douglas high school in parkland, florida, the broward county sheriff's office said.
Mass murder is the act of murdering a number of people, typically simultaneously or over a relatively short period of time and in close geographic proximity   the fbi defines mass murder as murdering four or more persons during an event with no cooling-off period between the murders.
Read cnn's fast facts about mass shootings in us history from 1949 to the present. For the entire list see: list of rampage killers (religious, political or racial crimes) mass murders, committed by lone wolf perpetrators , that have a foremost religious , racial or political background.