Governor Greg Abbott told reporters that a gunman opened fire at an elementary school in South Texas on Tuesday, killing 14 students and a teacher.
The suspect died in an afternoon shooting at Robb Elementary School in the city of Uvalde, Texas, about 80 miles (130 km) west of San Antonio.
The stampede is the latest in a string of high-profile mass shootings. The United States experienced 61 “active shooter” incidents last year, a sharp increase in the number of attacks, casualties and geographic distribution since 2021 and the highest tally in more than 20 years, the FBI reported this week.
Below is a list of recent mass shootings:
Buffalo, May 14, 2022 – A white gunman killed 10 black people inside a supermarket in a racially motivated attack. He was charged and remains in jail without bail.
New York City, April 12, 2022 – In one of the most violent attacks in the history of New York’s transit system, 23 people were injured when a 62-year-old man activated a smoke bomb and set a subway on fire. The next day he was taken into custody.
Oxford, November 30, 2021 Four students were killed and seven others were injured after a teenager opened fire at a high school in Oxford, Michigan.
Indianapolis, April 16, 2021 — A former FedEx employee who was under psychiatric care shot dead eight people and injured several others at the shipping company’s Indiana facility before taking his own life.
Los Angeles, March 31, 2021 Four people, including a child, were killed in a shooting at an office building in suburban Los Angeles before the suspect was taken into custody.
Boulder, March 22, 2021 10 people, including a police officer, were killed in a mass shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado.
Atlanta, March 16, 2021 Eight people, including six women of Asian descent, were shot and killed in attacks at day spas in and around Atlanta. A suspicious man has been arrested.
Milwaukee, February 26, 2020 – A gunman opened fire at the Molson Coors Beverage Company brewing complex in Milwaukee, killing five coworkers before committing suicide.
Dayton, August 4, 2019 A gunman wearing body armor opened fire in Dayton, Ohio, killing nine people, including his sister. The police killed the shooter.
el paso, August 3, 2019 A man shot and killed 22 people at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas. A statement, believed to have been written by the suspect, called the attack “a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas.” The officers arrested the shooter.
Virginia Beach, May 31, 2019 – A disgruntled public utility worker opens fire at coworkers in a municipal building in Virginia, killing 12 people before being fatally shot by police.
Arora, February 15, 2019 – A man opened fire after fire at an Illinois factory, killing five workers before being killed by police.
Thousand Oaks, November 7, 2018 — A former Marine War veteran killed 12 people at once in Thousand Oaks, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. Then he killed himself.
Pittsburgh, October 27, 2018 – A gunman broke into the Tree of Life Synagogue near Pittsburgh and opened fire on people gathered for a Sabbath service, killing 11.
Santa Fe, May 18, 2018 – A 17-year-old student at his high school outside Houston, Texas, killed nine students and a teacher before surrendering to authorities.
Parkland, February 14, 2018 A former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida killed 17 students and teachers.
Sutherland Springs, November 5, 2017 – A man pulled out of the US Air Force for beating his wife and child shot and killed 26 people at a rural Texas church where his in-laws worshiped before killing himself.
Las Vegas, October 1, 2017 A gunman opened fire from a 32nd floor hotel suite at a country music festival, killing 58 people and committing suicide.
Orlando, June 12, 2016 – A gunman shot and killed 49 people at Pulse, a gay nightclub, before he was shot by police.
San Bernardino, December 2, 2015 – A husband and wife killed 14 people in an encounter with police at a workplace holiday party in San Bernardino, Southern California.
Rosberg, October 1, 2015 — A gunman chased and opened fire on an Oregon college campus, killing nine people before police killed him.
Charleston, June 17, 2015 – A white supremacist killed nine black churchgoers at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. He was sentenced to death.
Washington, September 16, 2013 – A former Navy reservist working as a government contractor killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard. He was shot by the police.
Newtown, December 14, 2012 A heavily armed gunman killed 26 people, including 20 children aged five to 10, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
Arora, July 20, 2012 A masked gunman killed 12 people at a cinema in Aurora, Colorado. He received several life sentences.
Fort Hood, November 5, 2009 – An army major and a psychiatrist opened fire on the US Army base Fort Hood in Texas, killing 13 people.