Mass Shooting Incidents In The Last Two Decades

Tyler Durden's picture

At least superficially, they appear to be coming more and more often.

From Reuters:

March 13, 1996 - BRITAIN - Gunman Thomas Hamilton burst into a primary school in the Scottish town of Dunblane and shot dead 16 children and their teacher before killing himself.

April 28, 1996 - AUSTRALIA - Martin Bryant unleashed modern Australia's worst mass murder when he shot dead 35 people at the Port Arthur tourist site in the southern state of Tasmania.

April 1999 - UNITED STATES - Two heavily-armed teenagers went on a rampage at Columbine High School in Littleton, Denver, shooting 13 students and staff before taking their own lives.

July 1999 - UNITED STATES - A gunman killed nine people at two brokerages in Atlanta, after apparently killing his wife and two children. He committed suicide five hours later.

June 2001 - NEPAL - Eight members of the Nepalese Royal family were killed in a palace massacre by Crown Prince Dipendra who later turned a gun on himself and died few days later. His youngest brother also died later raising the death toll to 10.

April 26, 2002 - GERMANY - In Erfurt, eastern Germany, 19-year-old Robert Steinhauser opened fire after saying he was not going to take a math test. He killed 12 teachers, a secretary, two pupils and a policeman at the Gutenberg Gymnasium, before killing himself.

Oct. 2002 - UNITED STATES - John Muhammad and Lee Malvo killed 10 people in sniper-style shooting deaths that terrorized the Washington, D.C., area.

April 16, 2007 - USA - Virginia Tech, a university in Blacksburg, Virginia, became the site of the deadliest rampage in U.S. history when a gunman killed 32 people and himself.

Nov. 7, 2007 - FINLAND - Pekka-Eric Auvinen killed six fellow students, the school nurse, the principal and himself with a handgun at the Jokela High School near Helsinki.

Sept. 23, 2008 - FINLAND - Student Matti Saari opened fire in a vocational school in Kauhajoki in northwest Finland, killing nine other students and one male staff member before killing himself.

March 11, 2009 - GERMANY - A 17-year-old gunman dressed in combat gear killed nine students and three teachers at a school near Stuttgart. He also killed one other person at a nearby clinic. He was later killed in a shoot-out with police. Two additional passers-by were killed and two policemen seriously injured, bringing the death toll to 16 including the gunman.

June 2, 2010 - BRITAIN - Gunman Derrick Bird opened fire on people in towns across the rural county of Cumbria. Twelve people were killed and 11 injured. Bird also killed himself.

April 9, 2011 - NETHERLANDS - Tristan van der Vlis opened fire in the Ridderhof mall in Alphen aan den Rijn, south of Amsterdam, killing six before turning the gun on himself.

July 22, 2011 - NORWAY - Police seize a gunman who killed 69 people at a youth summer camp of Norway's ruling political party, on the small, holiday island of Utoeya. Anders Behring Breivik is later charged with the killings, as well as with an earlier bombing in Oslo which killed eight people. The trial ended last month with Breivik saying that his bombing and shooting rampage was necessary to defend the country - prompting a walk-out by relatives of his victims.

Dec. 13, 2011 - BELGIUM - Gunman Nordine Armani killed three people, including a 17-month-old toddler, wounding 121 in a central square in the eastern city of Liege, before shooting himself. The next day Belgian investigators found the body of a woman in warehouse used by the gunman raising the death toll, including the killer, to five.

July 20, 2012 - UNITED STATES - A masked gunman killed 14 people and wounded 50 others when he opened fire on moviegoers at a showing of new Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises" in the city of Denver.

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XitSam's picture

Do you have any evidence that this correlation is not a coincidence?

Gully Foyle's picture

Blah, blah, blafuckingah.

If someone wants to kills you weapon doesn't matter.

A series of uncoordinated mass stabbings, hammer attacks, and cleaver attacks in the People's Republic of China began in March 2010. The spate of attacks left at least 21 dead and some 90 injured. Analysts have blamed mental health problems caused by rapid social change for the rise in these kind of mass murder and murder-suicide incidents.[1]

Three mass stabbings of children in a month. What the hell is going on in China?

Arrest in Tokyo Mass Stabbing

SelectPlusArrest in Tokyo Mass StabbingArrest in Tokyo Mass StabbingThe Associated PressPolice said a man on a murder mission plowed into pedestrians with a truck in a crowded Tokyo neighborhood Sunday and then stabbed 17 people in three minutes, killing at least seven in a grisly attack that shocked Japan. (June 8)Police in Tokyo say at least seven people are dead and ten are injured following a stabbing rampage in a popular electronics district. Police say a man rammed a truck into a crowd of shoppers. They say he jumped out of the rented truck, began stabbing people that he'd knocked down, then turned his attention to horrified bystanders. 17 people were stabbed in just three minutes.(nats man in Japanese)One witness says he saw the man and thought he was just pushing people as he ran. Witnesses say he screamed as he attacked people.Police arrested 25-year-old Tomohiro Kato--who had blood on his face. A witness says he dropped the knife when police pointed a gun at him. Officials say Kato told police that he was tired of life and sick of everything. They say he told investigators that he intended to kill people.The attack happened at lunchtime in a crowded district where electronics and games are sold. It also fell on the seventh anniversary of another mass stabbing.At least 17 ambulances rushed to the scene to tend to the victims. Once rare, stabbing attacks have become more frequent in Japan in recent years as violent crime has increased

At 10:15 that morning, 37-year-old former janitor Mamoru Takuma entered the school armed with a kitchen knife and began stabbing numerous school children and teachers. He killed eight children, mostly between the ages of seven and eight, and seriously wounded thirteen other children and two teachers

Spree killer

( A fucking lot of history was missed by the ZH OP good read)

AnAnonymous's picture

US citizenism is spreading in China...

MillionDollarBoner_'s picture

< AnAnonymous is a great guy and we all want to hear more

< AnAnonymous is an Ass-Hat and should have been drowned at birth

AnAnonymous's picture

Twelve people supporting my US citizen right to life...

Option one has collected 6 answers and option 2 has collected minus 6 (then opposition).

Aint life good in a US citizen world?

KK Tipton's picture

That's full on human freedom for ya!


Could *you* handle it?

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

AnAnonymous gloated:

Aint life good in a US citizen world?

You should celebrate with a dinner of yak weenis in umbilical cord broth and a side of babyfingers in ginger sauce.

Fetching cuisine of Chinese citizenism deliciousing abundantly.

HardAssets's picture

You know 'us' versus 'them' is a method the psychopath controllers use to manipulate us who they all rob, don't you ? I've been to China, spent time with people there (including sharing some great meals) and enjoyed their company immensely. IMO most people get along fine if given the chance.

XitSam's picture

If Zero Hedge was a democracy, you'd be dead already.

TPTB_r_TBTF's picture

<  > AnAnonymous is my favorite troll

< X > AnAnonymous is my second favorite troll

< > AnAnonymous is my third favorite troll

< > AnAnonymous is nowhere near my favorite troll

HardAssets's picture

Hmmm - - - he's an asshat, but I don't think infants should be drowned at birth so I have to pass on this particular vote.

KK Tipton's picture

"US citizenism is spreading in China..."


Hardly. They couldn't handle it and survive.

Pathetic sub humans that need a totalitarian government ruling them with the barrel of a gun 24/7.
They would murder millions of their citizens if the whim struck them.


I do like General Tso's Chicken though!

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture


I do like General Tso's Chicken though!

Ah, that is US citizenized version. Authentic fetching cuisine of Chinese citizenism original dish is actually General Chicken's Toes. Tastingful muchly when stir fried with bulldog tongues in plum sauce.

Overfed's picture

Chinese citizenism is spreading in USA.

KK Tipton's picture

"If someone wants to kills you weapon doesn't matter."


In Toronto, Canadians try to cut dicks off with broken wine bottles.

True story!

gdogus erectus's picture

Correct. It's about the only false flag they seem to be able to pull off these days. They also needed to counter the viral video of the old guy shooting and defending against two armed robbers. Can't let the masses get all excited about that!

TBT or not TBT's picture

Oh their have been bigger mass shootings that these, perpetrated by government employees against defenseless(disarmed by law) subjects of those governments.    Kristallnacht was just a little warm up for the Nazis.   And don't even begin with examples from the turd world.   Countless.

HardAssets's picture

Yep - - as probably most ZHers know - govt was the biggest mass murderer of people in the last century. Couple hundred million, not counting those in war. The psychopaths eventually seem to reach the top in government.


jonan's picture

i'm will to bet (call with a p=1 strike) that he was on antidepressants...

brewing's picture

the horror... the horror...

sessinpo's picture

charging a man with murder in this place was like handing out speeding tickets in the Indy 500.

Stoploss's picture

"They" can try..

Robot Traders Mom's picture

Not a time for my 'smart' comments.


Sad for everyone involved.

Spastica Rex's picture

That was just stupid.


But seriously: +1

The sheep stay divided.

BLOTTO's picture

Also Tyler, just this week in Toronto, Canada


July, 16, 2012

2 Dead, 24 injured during a shooting at a bloc party.


very sad.

pepperspray's picture

Breivik 1-year anniversary is Sunday. The year flew by.

ShortTheUS's picture

It's cool. The next celebrity marriage/divorce will make us numb to these realities once again. Blank faces. Calm as hindu cows.

eurusdog's picture

Wow, I thought this was mostly a US thing. But it appears it is not. Another eye opener from ZH.

sessinpo's picture

Want another eye opener? Don't watch the news on TV anymore. Find a few newsights or websites that link newstories like Drudge and research your own news through them. You'l be amazed at what is not reported and what is twisted (spun left or right).

I now keep my TV watching down to about 1 hour a week.

Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez's picture

I must inform you that if a minority appeared on the TV screen at the time of the shooting this would be classified as a "hate crime".  Shame on you!!!!!!!!


Ol Man's picture

1927 -- US: Bath, Michigan School Disaster. Andrew Kehoe, seeking revenge against the community for taxes imposed on his farm to pay for a new school, set off a TNT bomb in the school, killing 43 people, including 39 grade-school children.

superbroker1's picture

I hope the kardashians were in the crowd.

francis_sawyer's picture

If that were the case, their asses would blocked all the bullets from hitting anyone...

XitSam's picture

Bulletproof Ass ... say that sounds like it could be a movie.

Itch's picture

Guns dont kill people, monkeys do.

krispkritter's picture

What the fuck is that supposed to mean Jock?!?

GMadScientist's picture

Monkeys with guns!

(don't mind the heathens that missed the Izzard reference, dey jus ignant)

EmileLargo's picture

What about all the shootings every day in Compton or inner city Chicago? I think one tends to "notice" the shootings more when middle class people get killed. But shooting and killing is almost an every day feature of life in places like Detroit, Atlanta, Chiacgo, Los Angeles and Miami.

Chump's picture

I also think it has to do with the body count per incident.  If one shooting in Compton had 60+ victims you can bet it would be a huge story as well.  People can stomach gangbangers killing each other 2 or 3 at a time.

Bob's picture

The media coverage would be similar.  But think about the pubic response off camera.  I suspect there would be a very real difference. 

Hype Alert's picture

You'll hear about it when the media can up their ratings or meet their agenda.  Case in point: Ever hear of the Zimmerman/Treyvon shooting? 

EmileLargo's picture

Yes I have been following that story and the media's very visible agenda. The American media is really nasty in situations like that.

buchesky's picture

And Compton and Chicago have the most restrictive gun laws.  How's that working out for you?

DanDaley's picture

The irony being that Chicago and some of those other places have insanely strict gun laws. Maybe morality (or a lack thereof) does have something to do with it.

Coldsun's picture

November 5, 2009 - United States Nidal Malik Hasan, an American Muslim of Palestinian descent and a U.S. Army Major serving as a psychiatrist, killed 13 people and wounded 29 others at Fort Hood military base near Killeen, Texas.

TrainWreck1's picture

Obama: "That could have been my psychiatrist"