Mass Shootings in the United States Since 2005 --------> part four: 2009
New Orleans, LA
Five teenagers and a 50 year old man were shot on the street. Police are looking for three suspects.
New York, NY
A man shot four members of a family in their apartment, before falling out a window while trying to escape. The woman is expected to survive, but her husband, father, and son all died. Police believe the shooter had been in jail with the husband, and believe the killings were either drug-related or a robbery attempt.
San Clemente, CA
A 38 year old woman, her two young daughters, and their grandmother were all shot to death in a murder-suicide. Police are not sure who pulled the trigger, but the gun belonged to the grandmother. The incident happened shortly after a judge gave temporary custody of the two girls to another relative. The family had come to the area from Houston for the custody hearing.
A 24 year old man is charged with shooting four men, one fatally. The shooter was reportedly angry about an alleged rape.
Grand Junction, CO
A 20 year old man shot five people early in the morning at a party at his neighbor’s house.
West Palm Beach, FL
A gunman in a car opened fire on a group of people, hitting four people, one fatally. The victims were part of a small gathering in the front yard of a home.
A multiple felon ambushed four police officers, shooting and killing them as they were sitting at a coffee shop doing paper work before their shifts began. He fled and hid from police for two days before an on-duty cop happened upon him and killed him. The shooter had been in jail just the week before the shooting for assaulting a police officer and child rape, yet was bailed out of jailed even though he had been implicated in a number of other crimes, deemed by psychologists as dangerous, and had been in jail in Arkansas for years before his sentence was commuted. He had told several family members his plans to kill police in the day before the shooting, but nobody reported his comments.
Osage County, KS
A man shot and killed his estranged wife, her grandmother, and their two teenage daughers while they were at home. Their 10 year old son was present but uninjured. The shooter had domestic assault charge pending against him for assaulting his wife.
A man, woman, seven year old boy, and eight year old girl were all shot in their apartment early in the morning. Police believe the shooting was a domestic incident, and one of those wounded was also the shooter.
A man shot his estranged wife and two sons, killing the seven year old, as she was dropping them off at her mother’s to baby-sit so she could go to work. The wife had a restraining order against him due to earlier abuse. An off-duty police officer, who witnessed the shooting, shot and killed the shooter.
Four people were shot, one fatally, at a gas station early in the morning.
At least two gunmen opened fire at a large house party, injuring 12 partygoers. Police believe the shooting to be gang-related.
A man shot seven relatives after spending three hours with them celebrating Thanksgiving. His six year old cousin, two sisters, one who was pregnant, and elderly aunt all died from their injuries. The shooter had a long history of mental illness and troubles with his family. After the shooting, he is reported to have said: “'I have been waiting 20 years to do this.”
A shooting at an apartment complex left one person dead and nine people injured after an argument erupted among a large group of people.
Four people were shot early in the morning in a car. Three died and a 22 year old was seriously injured.
A gumman shot five people to death in a mobile home, then burnt the home down. The suspect later opened fire on police as they tried to arrest him, injuring one officer, before police shot and killed the suspect.
Two 18 year olds who were refused admittence to a private party opened fire later that night at the same party. Five people were wounded and a 17 year old boy was killed.
A man shot his estranged wife to death and injured two of her coworkers when he opened fire at a drug-testing lab where she worked. The shooter used an assault rifle and a shotgun in his attack before killing himself. His estranged wife, who filed for divorce the week before the shooting, reportedly was concerned about her safety after he bought multiple guns.
Oklahoma City, OK
A 28 year old ex-Marine and cage fighter is suspected of shooting four people to death, including two pregnant women, and then setting their house on fire. Guns, shell casings from two handguns, knives, ammunition, drug paraphernalia and marijuana were found in the house.
Three people were killed, including a 20 month old baby girl, and at least five others were injured in a drive-by shooting. The victims were outside their home when the shooting occurred.
Multiple gunmen fired at least 25 shots into a crowd at an unlicensed bar. Seven people were hit, one fatally. There were about 100 people in the bar at the time of the shooting.
Four people were shot in the middle of the night in an empty lot.
A 63 year old Vietnam veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder opened fire at a bar, killing one man and injuring three others. The shooter was being escorted out of the bar after "acting 'irate' and was bothering customers" when he opened fire.
A 43 year old mentally ill man who "was off his medication, hallucinating and growing more violent" shot his girlfriend, her daughter, and his mother to death before killing himself.
A mentally ill man with a history of violence shot six people, one fatally, at an engineering firm where he had worked before being fired two years earlier.
Fort Hood, TX
A 39-year-old Army psychiatrist opened fire on his fellow soldiers in a building at Fort Hood army base. The shooter, armed with a FN FiveSeveN “cop killer” pistol, killed 13 and shot another 30 people as he fired off 100 rounds in seven minutes. He was incapacitated after being shot four times and seriously injured by responding police. The shooter, a loner who feared his upcoming deployment and strongly voiced his opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afganistan, had been investigated by federal authorities for his communications with a radical Muslim cleric in Yemen and deemed non-violent, but they were not informed of his purchase of guns and ammunition. The shooter had obtained a concealed carry permit in Virginia in 1996 when he was resident there.
A man shot into a crowd of people exiting from a nightclub at closing time, leaving six people injured and one dead. There had been an incident in the bar earlier that night.
Mount Airy, NC
A 29-year-old felon shot four men, all in their 20s, to death outside a television store with an assault rifle. The shooter knew his victims, but police are uncertain his motive.
Four people were injured in a drive-by shooting that occurred outside a nightclub early in the morning.
Two men shot four other men sitting in a car in the afternoon.
Five teenagers were shot, two fatally, at an apartment complex.
A man opened fire with a shotgun, hitting five men, during a fight.
A 28 year old man shot four men in the parking lot of bar early in the morning before fleeing the scene. Police say the shooter was armed with two handguns and a shotgun.
Seven people were injured in a shooting at an illegal nightclub stemming from a fight that erupted among several patrons. One witness says a man took an assault rifle out of his car and opened fire on the brawlers.
Someone opened fired at several people standing outside an occupied house. Two people outside and three people inside were injured, including a one year old girl who was grazed with a bullet.
St. Louis, MO
One man died and three were wounded in a shooting at an apartment complex.
Mount Airy, MD
A man shot his wife and two kids before killing himself inside their home.
A man shot four SWAT team members as they entered his house during a drug and gun raid. One officer was critically wounded.
A 24 year old man armed with a .223-caliber assault rifle shot killed three people, including a 3 year old boy, and injured one person after an argument. The incident took place at the home of the victims who knew the shooter. The shooter has been in prison previously for shooting someone on the same street in 2006.
Two gunmen exited a car and opened fire in the middle of the night, hitting four people.
Kansas City, MO
Five people were injured in a drive-by shooting, including three children.
A man shot four people, one fatally, in a truck outside a grocery store in the middle of the afternoon. Police believe the victims knew the shooter and had argued before the shooting.
At least two gunmen opened fire on a group of people standing outside a home at night, hitting five men.
Four people were shot with a handgun in the middle of the night.
A man shot his estranged wife, son, pregnant daughter-in-law, and two year old grandson at their home. The wife, son, and grandson all died. The shooter fled in his car, but shot and killed himself when deputies tried to pull him over a short time later. The man threatened his wife previously and she had a restraining order against him.
A retired police officer accidentally fired his gun in a restaurant, hitting himself and four other people with bullet fragments.
Moss Point, MS
Six people were wounded and one killed in a shooting at a bar after an argument erupted between two patrons.
Gunmen sprayed bullets at a group of people gathered on the front lawn of a home during a party, hitting four people.
A man shot five people, killing his girlfriend, her 11 year old daughter, a teenage boy, and a second woman, and seriously injuring her four year old daughter at their home.
Five young adults were shot in an apartment building parking lot.
Four people, none students, were shot in a parking lot at Langston University.
Five people were shot at a party at a home.
A 23 year old man shot and killed three brothers standing outside a mobile home, and wounded a fourth person, before shooting and injuing himself. One of the deceased victims was 13 years old.
Two mothers and their teenage children were shot in a home during a possible robbery. The two teens and one of the mothers died.
A man shot and killed his estranged wife’s parents and a teenage relative at their home, before shooting and killing himself a short distance away.
Seven teenagers were shot during a dispute that errupted after an afternoon community event.
St. Louis, MO
Three men entered a backyard and began shooting at a group of people playing dice, hitting four people. One victim, who was 18 years old, died.
Roslyn Heights, NY
A man shot his 17 year old daughter, estranged wife, and mother-in-law, before shooting and killing himself. The shooter had argued with his family earlier in the day over their plan to move away. The daughter and mother-in-law both died.
Five people were shot, two fatally, in a possible attempted robbery. The two people who died were a 19 year old woman and a 25 year old man.
Atlantic City, NJ
Four people were shot, one fatally, in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant early in the morning.
Oxon Hill, MD
Four people were shot, one fatally, in an apartment complex parking lot after an argument erupted in the middle of the night.
George Sodini, reported concealed carry permit-holder, attacked a fitness center in suburban Pittsburgh armed with multiple handguns with high-capacity magazines, murdering three women and wounding nine others. He reportedly targeted women specifically in his rampage, and planned the attack in advance.
A man shot his 15 year old daughter and two neighbors who were acting as her foster parents, before shooting himself. The shooter had been accused of abusing the girl. The girl, foster father, and shooter all died; the foster mother survived.
Four people were shot at an apartment building.
Four people were shot, one fatally, outside a private motorcycle club. The shooting took place early in the morning as hundreds of people were leaving the club. At least 30 bullet casings were found at the scene.
Long Beach, CA
Five teenagers, aged 14 to 16, were shot while gathered outside a house. Police believe the shooting was gang related.
Six people were shot, including one student, in a drive by shooting at a community rally on the campus of Texas Southern University. Police believe the shooting to be gang related.
Five people sitting on a stoop in the afternoon were shot in a drive-by shooting. One woman died from her injuries.
A 22 year old died and five others were injured, including a 13 year old boy, after being shot on the street in the middle of the night.
Jersey City, NJ
Five police officers were shot, one fatally, in a shootout with several suspects. The officer who died had been shot in the face with a shotgun as his SWAT team stormed the suspects’ apartment.
Two men were injured and two men died in a shooting at a home.
A shooting at a street party left one person dead and three others injured.
A 20 year old died and three other people were injured after being shot during a home invasion early in the morning.
New Orleans, LA
A man got out of a car, and shot at a group of people on the street, injuring four.
St. Louis, MO
Gunmen opened fire on a group of more than a dozen people playing basketball. Four people were injured.
Several gunmen armed with two pistols and an AK-47 assault rifle opened fire at a block party, killing two people and injuring 10 others.
Simi Valley, CA
A distraught man armed with an SKS assault rifle walked into a dentist office, where his estranged wife worked, and opened fire, killing his wife and injuring three other people.
Five people were shot, one fatally, in a drive-by shooting. Police believe at least two weapons were used. The shooters and victims had argued before the shooting.
Pico Rivera, CA
Ten people were shot, three fatally, in a drive-by shooting outside a restaurant where a fundraiser was being held for a motorcycle group.
New Orleans, LA
Two gunmen emerged from an alley and opened fire on a large group of people, injuring seven of them.
Kansas City, KS
A seven year old girl was killed and five adults were injured when someone shot repeatedly into their home from outside.
Three people were injured and a nine year old girl died after being shot in a drive-by shooting. The girl had been giving her dog a bath outside her father’s house when she was killed.
Kansas City, KS
A man shot and killed four people, including a three year old girl, after a domestic dispute at a home. Each victim had been shot multiple times. The shooter is suspected of beating a man earlier that same day, was involved in another shooting in March, and had a previous criminal record.
A 22 year old man shot seven people, one fatally, at a bar. The shooter had been kicked out of the bar earlier in the night after getting into several fights, only to return later, with a gun, and open fire in the doorway after being barred from entering.
College Park, GA
A gunman with an assault rifle opened fire on a car, injuring all four people inside.
Four people were shot, one fatally, outside a convenience store early in the morning.
A man shot four people on their way to a prom party.
A 19 year old woman died at her high school graduation party, and three other people were wounded when someone opened fire at the party in an apartment building.
A fight turned deadly when a man shot four women, two fatally, in a convenience store parking lot.
A 24 year old man was arrested for shooting five people, one fatally, during a rampage at a strip club. A sixth person was stabbed during the incident.
A man shot and killed a man and injured two bystanders outside a methadone clinic. Police chased the shooter, who then killed himself. The deceased victim and shooter had both been involved with the same woman.
A man shot an eight year old girl, her father, and two sheriff deputies in an incident that began when the shooter killed the girl’s dog after it had killed a cat. The shooter was killed in a gun battle with police.
Three people were shot and killed outside a bar just after closing time. (Three killed outside Ohio bar, UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL, May 27, 2009)
Three men opened fire on a group of five men standing outside a home, killing two of them and wounding two others. A woman nearby was also hit.
After getting into a fight at graduation party, a man retrieved a gun from his car and shot six people at the party. Two people died. The gunman also shot at police, hitting one officer, when they arrived at the scene.
A delusional man went to his neighbors' home and shot the couple who live there and their son, who was visiting. Two children were also in the house, but were not hurt. The shooter believed the neighbors had killed his parents, who live in Michigan, because his mother had not called him yet that day. Police later shot and killed the shooter during a standoff.
An 18 year old was arrested for shooting five people after a fight broke out outside of party being held at an American Legion Hall.
Four people were injured in a shootout in a strip club parking lot. A man shot at club employees who returned fire, hitting the shooter and his driver.
A gunman shot four people, including two teenagers, on the street in the daytime.
Newport News, VA
Two gunmen shot four people repeatedly before the gunmen fled. Two of the men, ages 18 and 21, died from their injuries.
A man shot and killed his ex-girlfriend, her current boyfriend, and himself. Two three year olds and a two year old were in the house when the man killed the couple, but none of the kids were injured. (Three dead in St. Louis suburb of Hazelwood, ASSOCIATED PRESS, May 18, 2009)
Two six year olds, a man and a pregnant woman were shot at a home. The four shooting victims are expected to survive, but the woman lost her baby. Police had been called to the home on two previous occasions in the two months since the family moved in and it is suspected that the shooting was related to domestic incidents.
Three people were injured and a fourth killed in a shootout over drugs.
Four men were shot at a home.
Four people were shot at a grocery store. The suspected gunman was later shot and killed by police after fleeing the scene.
One man died and two were injured when an argument turned into a shootout at a gas station parking lot. More than 40 casings were found at the scene.
Kansas City, MO
Four people were shot following several skirmishes as the bars were closing in the area. Police arrested three men with an assault rifle.
A man shot and killed his wife, four month old infant, and eight year old son with an assault rifle before fatally shooting himself. He also shot at his 13 year old son, but the boy managed to run away uninjured.
A 59 year old man was killed and five people were injured, including a 12 year old and a teenager, in a shooting near a taco truck.
Liberty City, FL
Four teenagers and a 22 year old were wounded when someone shot at them from a car with an AK-47 assault rifle as they were standing outside a home.
One woman was killed and three were injured after being shot at a home. Police believe the shooter and victims knew each other.
Two gunmen shot 10 people, one fatally, while they were at a neighborhood block party.
A man shot his estranged wife, her current boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s grandparents at the grandparent’s home, killing the boyfriend and grandparents. The gunman later opened fire on police, who returned fire and killed him. The gunman was out on bond after being jailed for burglary.
A man shot and killed his wife and two men at a local theater group picnic. The gunman returned to his car after the shooting where his children were waiting, dropped them off at a neighbor’s, and then fled to an uninhabited area where he killed himself. The couple had been having marital troubles.
King City, CA
A 13 year old boy was killed and four others were injured, including two other teenagers, when someone shot them while they played video games in one of the victim’s home garage. (5 Shot in King City, 2 Dead, KCBA – TV, April 23, 2009)
Oak Cliff, TX
One person died and three were injured after a group of men started shooting into a Hummer parked outside a restaurant. The Hummer passengers returned fire and dozens of rounds were fired in the exchange. Police recovered an AK-47 assault rifle and a semiautomatic pistol from the scene.
A 30 year old man died and four other people, including a four year old girl, were injured in a shooting. The deceased victim had been arguing with several men at a car repair shop when at least one man began shooting at him. Several bystanders were also hit, including the child and wife of the shop’s owner and an employee.
Someone armed with an assault weapon fired repeatedly into a home during a drive-by shooting, killing a child and an adult, and injuring a second child.
Five people were shot in the parking lot of a business during an argument.
Two gunman opened fire at a party at a hotel, killing a 15-year-old and 27 year old, and injuring three others.
Morro Bay, CA
Four people were shot, one fatally, during a robbery at a home. (Man killed, three wounded in shootout at Morro Bay home, THE TRIBUNE – San Luis Obispo County, April 10, 2009)
A man shot his wife, himself, and two others at a Korean religious retreat. The shooter was a volunteer who lived at the retreat. One person died.
A father shot and killed his five children, aged seven to 16, shooting each multiple times after his wife left him. He later shot and killed himself several miles away in his car. Child welfare had investigated him two years previously for assaulting one of his children, and put him on a “parenting plan.”
Kansas City, MO
Five people were injured in a drive-by shooting.
A disgruntled man, wearing body armor and carrying copious amounts of ammunition, shot and killed 13 people and wounded four more, before killing himself at an immigrant community center. The shooter, an immigrant himself, was having trouble finding a new job after losing his old one and felt people were mocking his English. He was a gun enthusiast with a few previous brushes with the law.
Santa Clara, CA
A man shot his wife, 11 year old son, and 4 year daughter, as well as his wife’s brother, the brother’s wife, and their 11 month old baby, before shooting and killing himself. The shooter’s wife was the sole survivor of the massacre.
A man shot and killed seven residents and a nurse, and wounded three others at Pinelake Health and Rehab Center, a nursing home where his estranged wife worked. The gunman was shot and incapacitated by a police officer, who was also wounded in the rampage.
A man shot four people at a house party after getting upset about being asked to leave.
A man with an extensive criminal history shot five police officers, killing four of them. The gunman shot and killed the first two police officers during a routine traffic stop, and then fled to a nearby apartment building where he shot another three police officers with an assault rifle. The gunman died when police returned fire.
One person died and four others were wounded after being shot at a block party at an apartment complex.
A man shot and killed his estranged wife, her daughter, her boyfriend, and her mother at the boyfriend’s birthday party. The gunman shot over thirty rounds, spraying bullets at other partygoers and the neighborhood. He then returned to his home, set the house and car on fire before shooting and killing himself.
A drug trafficker shot and stabbed a woman and her three children to death in their house. When the police tracked him down several days later in Utah, the man shot his girlfriend and then himself to death instead of being apprehended.
North Richland Hills, TX
A man shot his girlfriend, her mother, and her 17 year old son before shooting and killing himself. The girlfriend survived and a toddler was not hurt, but the mother and son died from their injuries.
Kinston & Samson, AL
Michael K. McLendon, 28, killed 10 people over a 20 mile trail in rural southern Alabama. He first killed his mother and the family dogs then drove 20 miles and shot five members of his extended family. Next, his violence became random as he sprayed bullets at cars, stores, and police officers, killing neighbors, a man walking down the street, a woman at a store, and a passing motorist. He was armed with a handgun, a shotgun, and two assault rifles. He grazed one police officer’s shoulder, and another officer in pursuit did not know at the time of the shootings that his wife and 18-month-old daughter were among the victims. They were on their porch across the street from where McLendon’s extended family lived. Geneva Police Department stated that McLendon was licensed to carry handguns.
Four people were shot on the dance floor of a nightclub.
Kansas City, MO
One person died and three others were injured when they were shot while riding in their car on Interstate 70.
Miami Gardens, FL
Five people were shot outside of a nightclub after an argument inside escalated.
A gunman opened fire on a group of people from his car. Seven people were hit, including four teenagers, a 12 year old, and a five year old.
A man shot and killed his wife, sister-in-law, and three young children in his house. A fourth child was also shot but is expected to survive and two other children were not injured. The shooter was previously convicted of manslaughter and assault. He shot and killed himself when police closed in on him the next day.
A man shot seven people, one fatally, outside a bar. An argument between two groups started inside the bar earlier in the night, and then escalated outside.
Catahoula Parish, LA
Eight people were shot outside a nightclub along a rural highway. There are four suspects, including a 16-year-old and 18-year-old felon.
A gunman shot three teenagers and an adult, two outside a high school and two at a nearby bus station.
Miramar Beach, FL
Two people were killed and three were wounded when a neighbor opened fire on the victims’ townhouse. All five victims were from Chile, but working in the US legally.
South Miami-Dade, FL
A man shot and killed his wife and two daughters, before killing himself at their home.
New Orleans, LA
Seven people, including a toddler and two teenagers, were shot at a Mardi Gras parade in the middle of the afternoon. All survived.
Five people were injured after being shot at an apartment complex over an argument.
Seven people were shot at a nightclub.
New Orleans, LA
Four people were shot in a home during a robbery attempt.
Frank Garcia, 35, opened fire in the parking lot of a hospital from which he was recently fired. He shot three people there, killing two, and later shot a married couple execution-style inside their home. Garcia was denied a reported CCW license three times due to past arrests for assault, harassment, and criminal possession of a weapon before being granted a license in April 2007.
North Miami, FL
A man with an AK-47 assault rifle shot at a group of people standing outside an apartment building, wounding four, including an eight year old boy.
Seat Plesant, MD
A man shot and injured his fiancée and her parents before shooting and killing himself. A two-year-old girl was also present but not injured. The fiancée had filed protective orders against him before, but rescinded it, and another woman had a pending protective order against him as well.
Los Angeles, CA
A man shot and killed his wife and five young children, before killing himself. He and his wife had recently lost their jobs.
Nine people were shot, two fatally, while attending a wake at a private home.
A man with an AK-47 assault rifle fired into a crowd of people gathered outside to play dice. Nine people were shot, two teenagers fatally.
A 24-year-old man with a history of mental illness and hospitalization shot nine people at an under-21 nightclub before shooting and killing himself. Two teenage girls died from their injuries.
Four men were shot and wounded outside a townhouse during a fight.
A gunman began shooting indiscriminately from a car into a crowd of people that were leaving a basketball game at Paul Laurence Dunbar Vocational Career Academy. Five people were injured.
Two gunmen approached a group barbecuing in a garage with the door open and opened fire, killing two men and injuring four other people.
If you pay attention to the trend of these posts to where the vast majority of these mass shootings occur, they overwhelmingly happen most often in states with lax gun laws.
In response to the person who said to not go after the guns, go after the cause, look up the Fort Hood 11/5/2009 entry, where the psychologist is the one who killed 16 people and shot an additional 30 people by firing 100 rounds in a matter of minutes.
The cause is obviously too many guns.