In one of the worst school shootings in the US, an 18-year-old killed 21 people, including 18 children on May 24, in Texas, before the being killed by the police. The year has witnessed some of the most brutal mass shootings in the modern American history.
At least 10 people were shot dead and three were injured in a mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket in New York on Saturday. This was the deadliest racially motivated mass shooting of the year. The suspect has been identified as Payton S Gendron. He is 18.
The suspect told authorities he was targeting the Black community, CNN quoted an official familiar with the investigation as saying. He had earlier made threats of murder and violence.
There have been at least 246 mass shootings through June 5 this year, same as June 5 in the last year. 2021 was the worst year since the Gun Violence Archive began tracking mass shootings in 2014, with a total of 692 shootings. US has lost at least 249 lives to mass shootings so far in 2022, which is a similar count to last year, according to a CNN report.
Here is a brief timeline of mass shootings in 2022
At least 17 people were injured in a shooting at Milwaukee’s Water Street Bar District and three others were injured in another shooting incident just after the NBA playoffs. Ten people were taken into custody in connection with the mass shooting as per an NBC report. All victims survived.
Three people were killed, and three others were wounded in a shooting incident at a condominium in suburban Georgia, Atlanta. The suspect wasn’t identified, after the incident and the investigation is currently active.
Eleven people were injured in a shooting spree with no fatalities. Police struck the shooter Carl Demark Thompson, 40, in a standoff. He faces 11 counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of illegal use of weapons.
Four people were killed at a motel of Gulf Coast Mississippi, one of the victims was shot in a carjacking. The suspect Jeremy Alesunder Reynolds later died during a standoff with the police. The cause of death was smoke inhalation from a fire that he had set off during his exchange with the police.
At least 23 people were injured in a mass shooting on a crowded subway train in Brooklyn, New York. The suspect set off smoke grenades and opened fired at people. According to New York Times, the suspect, 62-year-old Frank R James, had posted numerous videos on YouTube. He made vitriolic rants and blamed Black women for violence among Black people and pointed to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as evidence that whites are genocidal.
Two people were killed and 10 were injured in a night club shooting. It is unclear what led to the shooting. However, two suspects Timothy Rush and Jamal Walker were later arrested.
Sixteen people were injured, and one was killed in a deadly shooting in Texas. The police arrested Astonial Calhoun, 25, and Devojiea Givens, 26, after more than a month. The suspects fired handguns into the crowd after a fight broke out.
Six people were killed, and a dozen others were injured in a deadly shooting in Sacramento, California. Among the dead, three were associated with gangs. Three suspects were later arrested who are facing charges.
One person was killed and 27 were injured including several children in a shooting at a car show in Dumas, Arkansas. The suspect was arrested after being released from the hospital on charges of first-degree battery and aggravated assault. The incident triggered by two individuals who exchanged fire, as per a CNN report.
Two people were killed and 15 people were injured in a shooting that occurred during a party in a rented accommodation.