China · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man kills parents, kills 17 more to cover tracks

September 28, 2016 Yema, Qujing, Yunnan Province, China Yang Qingpei kills his parents before killing 17 neighbors to hide his original crime Qingpei, reportedly an avid gambler, visited his parents to ask them for money to cover his debts. When they refused, he attacked and killed both with an instrument, reported as either a knife… Continue reading Man kills parents, kills 17 more to cover tracks

France · Massacres/Mass Murder · Newspaper clippings

Teen shoots self after 2-day shooting spree which left 13 others dead

September 24, 1994 Cuers, France 16-year-old Éric Borel kills himself after a two-day killing spree which left 13 others dead and 6 wounded Borel began his attack at home on September 23, shooting his stepfather, 11-year-old stepbrother, and mother with a .22-caliber hunting rifle. After shooting his stepfather and stepbrother, he bludgeoned both with a… Continue reading Teen shoots self after 2-day shooting spree which left 13 others dead

Massacres/Mass Murder · School Violence · Texas

Man bombs school playground when told he could not register his son in the school without paperwork

September 15, 1959 Houston, Texas Paul Orgeron detonates a bomb at Poe Elementary School after attempting to enroll his son at the school Orgeron had brought his son, Dusty Paul Orgeron (7) to the school to enroll the second-grader. He was told he needed birth and health certificates to do so, and he said he… Continue reading Man bombs school playground when told he could not register his son in the school without paperwork

Massacres/Mass Murder · Ohio

Man depressed over his unemployment kills 8, is wounded in shootout with police

September 3, 1927 Youngstown, Ohio Tony de Capua (alt. spelling Decapua) kills 7 family members and a neighbor after becoming despondent from being unemployed De Capua (42) was an out-of-work steel mill worker; it appears his unemployment was the motive behind the mass murder. On September 3, de Capua used a revolver to shoot those… Continue reading Man depressed over his unemployment kills 8, is wounded in shootout with police

Massacres/Mass Murder · Sweden

Man obsessed with ex-fiancé kills 9, self

August 21, 1952 Scania, Sweden Tore Hedin kills 9 and himself after his fiancé left him Hedin, a 25-year-old police officer, had previously robbed and murdered a friend in November 1951 before setting the crime scene on fire. He was assigned to the case and, unsurprisingly, was unable to catch the killer. (Pictured, Hedin quizzically… Continue reading Man obsessed with ex-fiancé kills 9, self