20 Of The Worst Shootings In US History
It seems that every year – sometimes every month – we hear about a terrifying shooting somewhere across the United States. Somewhere, someone has snapped and decided to load an automatic rifle, a shotgun, and their semi-automatic pistol to inflict the most amount of pain and damage possible upon innocent lives in their hometown. It’s a sad occurrence when we hear about such a shooting, especially when the death counts are so high. These are twenty events when a gunman was just pushed too far and took as many lives as he could. It’s a sad day when there are so many occurrences.
April 16, 2007 – 32 Dead
On April 16, 2007, 23-year-old student Seung-Hui Cho, loaded his weapons and walked onto his campus at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Cho went on a shooting spree, killing 32 and injuring more in two different locations. Cho then committed suicide on the scene.
December 14, 2012 – 27 Dead
On December 14, 2012, the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut, came under fire by shooter Adam Lanza. Lanza shot 20 children, aged six and seven, and six adults, school staff, and faculty. Lanza then turned his weapons on himself. Before leaving to shoot up the school, Lanza also shot his own mother, Nancy Lanza.
October 16, 1992 – 23 Dead
On October 16, 1992, in Killeen Texas, George Hennard, 35, crashed the front of his pick-up truck through a wall of Lubys Cafeteria. He exited the truck, and then commenced shooting, killing 23 people in the process. Hennard then shot himself.
July 18, 1984 – 21 Dead
On July 18, 1984, 41-year-old James Huberty of San Ysidro, California, armed himself with a long-barrel Uzi, a pump-action shotgun, and a semi-automatic handgun to shoot and kill 21 adults and children at his local McDonald’s. A police sharpshooter shot Huberty one hour after his rampage started.