These are just the reported ones. Many more go unreported...
Mass Shootings in the United States Since 2005 --------> part one: 2012
December 14, 2012
26 people were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a K-4th grade school. 24-year-old Ryan Lanza, whose mother was one of the victims and employed by the school, was the lone gunman. Twenty young students and six adults at the school died.
December 11, 2012
22-year-old Jacob Roberts killed two and injured one before killing himself at a Portland-area shopping mall, which was crowded with thousands of holiday shoppers. The injured victim was a 15-year-old girl, to whom Roberts had no relation.
November 6, 2012
Lawrence Jones, a 42-year-old employee of a Fresno, CA – area chicken processing plant opened fire at his workplace, killing two and injuring two others before killing himself. Jones had a long criminal history and was on parole at the time of his death. Later reports indicated that he had been diagnosed with ‘explosive disorder.’
October 21, 2012
Two men, ages 28 and 30, were killed in a shooting that also wounded a 25-year-old pregnant woman in the city’s South Chicago neighborhood. This incident was one of many unrelated shootings that together resulted in 24 wounded in one weekend.
October 21, 2012
Radcliffe Haughton shot and killed his estranged wife Zina Haughton and two other women, wounding four others before killing himself, at the salon where she worked. Haughton had a history of harassing Zina, who had filed a restraining order against him on October 8, 2012. This order prohibited Haughton from owning any firearms, yet two days after it was approved, Haughton illegally purchased a .40-caliber semiautomatic weapon, which he used to kill three people and himself.
October 18, 2012
Three women were killed and one was wounded at a beauty salon by gunman Bradford Baumet, who later killed himself at another location. Police say he was served with a domestic violence injunction October 9, 2012, and had been scheduled to appear in court the day of the shooting.
Winter Springs, FL
September 30, 2012
Several people exchanged gunfire before a charity motorcycle ride began at a Veterans of Foreign Wars post. Shooters killed two and wounded one, and police confiscated numerous weapons.
September 27, 2012
Disgruntled former employee Andrew Engeldinger entered Accent Signage Systems, Inc., and opened fire, killing five and wounding four before killing himself. Among those killed were Reuven Rahamim, the business owner, and a UPS driver.
September 10, 2012
A still-unidentified shooter opened fire on a group of young men gathered behind a Compton apartment building, killing one and injuring two others. The gunman fled on foot, and police say the shooting appeared to be gang-related.
Old Bridge, NJ
August 31, 2012
23-year-old Terence Tyler shot and killed two coworkers at a Pathmark grocery store, early in the morning before the store opened. The victims were 18 and 24 years old. Tyler used an assault rifle similar to an AK-47 and killed himself with a handgun. He was a former Marine, and police say he might have had a history of depression and mental illness.
August 24, 2012
Eight people were wounded on a single street on the South Side of Chicago in a drive-by shooting. The victims ranged in age from 14 to 20 years. This incident was among several unrelated shootings the weekend of August 24 that wounded a total of 19 people.
August 16, 2012
Two police deputies were killed and two were wounded in a shootout in a suburb of New Orleans between police and suspects with ties to violent anarchists. The shooters were among seven “sovereign citizens” arrested, known to the FBI for their suspicious activity and radical ideologies. The group of suspects had been previously monitored, and a stockpile of weapons was found in their residences.
College Station, TX
August 13, 2012
A 30-minute shootout near the Texas A&M University campus resulted in the deaths of a police constable, a bystander, the shooter, and the injury of four others. It was said by his family that 35-year-old gunman Thomas Caffall was “ill.” The University activated its emergency “Code Maroon” to warn students to avoid the area.
Oak Creek, WI
August 5, 2012
Seven people were killed, including the gunman and three injured at a Sikh temple in a Milwaukee suburb. The FBI is investigating the incident as a “domestic terrorist-type incident."
July 20, 2012
Twelve people were killed and 58 were injured in Aurora, Colorado during a sold-out midnight premier of the new Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises" when 24-year-old James Holmes unloaded four weapons' full of ammunition into the unsuspecting crowd. He detonated multiple smoke bombs, and then began firing at viewers in the sold-out auditorium, Ten members of "The Dark Knight Rises" audience were killed in theater, while two others died later at area hospitals. Numerous patrons were in critical condition at six local hospitals, the Aurora police said.
July 17, 2012
A gunman stood outside of a crowded downtown bar and opened fire from two different positions early Tuesday, sending patrons running or crawling for cover. At least 17 people were hurt. Nathan Van Wilkins, 44, surrendered about 10 hours after the shooting near the University of Alabama campus, police said. Authorities believe one of the bar patrons was a target of the rampage and that it was connected to an earlier shooting at a home.
July 11, 2012
Four youngsters are among the latest victims caught in Chicago’s gun violence epidemic, including two middle school-aged girls who were wounded in a neighborhood park on the Far South Side.
July 9, 2012
At a weekend soccer tournament in Delaware three people died and two were wounded. The dead included the tournament organizer, a 16-year-old boy participating in the tournament and one of three suspects alleged to have initiated the deadly violence Sunday afternoon at a park near downtown Wilmington.
July 6, 2012
Three people were shot, a 19-year-old man was shot in the calf, a 34-year-old man was shot in the back and a 24-year-old man was shot in the thigh. The oldest was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition and the other two were taken to Roseland Hospital, Alfaro said. Someone approached the three on a bicycle and opened fire.
July 02, 2012 One killed, five injured at party.
Gunfire erupted at a South Seattle home where a party was underway. Six people were hit with flying bullets as multiple shots were fired. One of the wounded, a 21-year old woman, later died.
July 1, 2012
One man was killed and a man and woman were injured in a shooting that occurred early Sunday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. A 22-year-old man was shot in the head and pronounced dead on the scene.
Gun violence put three men in the hospital, one of whom has serious injuries. One neighbor said she heard several shots, then went outside to find the victims hit in the hand, arm and leg.
Gunfire erupted outside a Houston night club, killing three people and wounding two others as hundreds of confused concert-goers hit the ground in panic, witnesses and police said. 3 people, including one woman investigators described as an innocent bystander, died.
A 22 year old man opened fire at University Heights apartments off West Longleaf Drive. The shooting left three men dead, including two former Auburn University football players, and three others wounded.
Oklahoma City, OK
A 16-year-old boy is in custody and suspected of opening fire after an NBA game on Monday, injuring eight people. Three of the people shot were bystanders, while five had been involved in the group clashes, which revolved around "high school, girls-and-boys stuff".
Last year Chicago saw four people slain during Memorial Day weekend. This year the city saw 40 shootings and 10 murders over the four-day weekend.
40-year-old Ian Stawicki entered a Seattle cafe on Wednesday and opened fire, killing four people. He then left Cafe Racer, killing another person during a carjacking before taking his own life.
Four people killed by a former neo-Nazi before he turned the gun on himself. The killer shot and killed his girlfriend and three others, including a toddler as a result of a domestic dispute.
4/6/2012 Three were killed and two wounded severely early Friday morning in four separate incidents during a span of less than two hours. Two men were arrested in the crimes. All of the victims were targeted while they were out walking, and apparently did not know each other. Hate crime charges were being evaluated.
Seven people were killed and three others wounded in a shooting rampage Monday at an Asian religious vocational school in east Oakland; police later detained the suspected gunman.
North Miami, FL
Fourteen people have been shot and two are dead outside a funeral home in South Florida. One of the victims, a 43-year-old man, died at the scene while the other, a 27-year-old man, died at the hospital. A 5-year-old girl was shot in the leg and hospitalized at Jackson Memorial Hospital along with eleven other victims.
Trey Sesler massacred his mother, father, and brother in their home in Waller, Texas. He was found by police the next day. A high-caliber rifle was used. It later emerged the killer was also planning a Columbine-style massacre at a local high school.
A gunman opened fire in the lobby of a psychiatric hospital in Pittsburgh on Thursday, killing one person and wounding seven, including a police officer, officials said. The gunman was also said to have died.
As hundreds of fans waited in line to see Hussle, fights and arguments broke out, police said. They also said some fans were drinking beer in the parking lot. Three men opened fire on rival gang members and fled, police said. All 14 of the people shot are expected to survive, including the two seriously wounded, Lt. Mike Horn said.
T.J. Lane has told police that he took a .22 caliber Ruger pistol and a knife to the school on Monday and randomly fired 10 shots into a group of students sitting at a table, according to prosecutors. Daniel Parmertor, 16; Demetrius Hewlin, 16; and Russell King, 17; were killed. Nick Walczak, 17, remains in serious condition in a hospital with neck and back injuries, and another student has been released from the hospital.
Police said one person was killed and 20 others were injured early Sunday in a shooting at a Tennessee nightclub. An apparent dispute between several people at the Karma Lounge in Jackson led to at least three people opening fire, according to a press release from the Jackson Police Department. The club was hosting an after-party for a basketball game between Lane College and Lemoyne-Owen College.
Norcross police on Thursday identified the gunman as the 59-year-old Paek, and the victims as Byong Ok Kang, 64; Kum Hi Song, 61; Kum Sook Kim, 57, and Tae Yol Kim, 55. Surveillance camera footage shows Paek walking into the business and talking to one of the victims before shots were fired, police said. Paek is accused of killing his two sisters and their husbands before turning the gun on himself.
Police late Wednesday arrested a man after three teenagers were shot dead in an ambush in Philadelphia, according to a report. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that another teenager was also wounded in the attack Tuesday night.