Massacres/Mass Murder · Racially Motivated · South Carolina

The Charleston Church Massacre

June 17, 2015 Charleston, South Carolina A gunman later identified as Dylann Storm Roof (21) shoots worshippers at the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, killing 9 and injuring 1 Roof had initially attended the service but disagreed with some of the church's interpretation of the Scripture. On June 17, pulled a .45-caliber handgun from his… Continue reading The Charleston Church Massacre

Missouri

Woman found dead after violent message is left on her Facebook account

June 14, 2015 Springfield, Missouri The body of Dee Dee Blanchard (left) is found after a violent message is left on her Facebook Dee Dee and Gypsy Dee Dee Blanchard lived with her adult daughter, Gypsy Rose, who was confined to a wheelchair and was constantly being treated for a variety of ailments. On the… Continue reading Woman found dead after violent message is left on her Facebook account

Texas

Man shoots at police station after he was accused of being a terrorist, losing custody of his son

June 13, 2015 Dallas, Texas James Boulware, angry at the police's accusation he was a terrorist and for losing custody of his son, fires a semi-automatic weapon into the Dallas Police Head Quarters Boulware had a history of violence. In 2013, after a report of family violence, several guns were confiscated from Boulware. His family… Continue reading Man shoots at police station after he was accused of being a terrorist, losing custody of his son

China · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man angry about a clerical error responsible for lack of benefits sets self, bus on fire

June 7, 2013 Xiamen, Fujian, China Chen Shuizong (陈水总) sets fire to a bus, killing 47 including himself, hospitalizing 34, and seriously injuring 15 Chen, according to a suicide note left in his home, was angry at his life, specifically regarding the government's refusal to correct an error and give him social security insurance benefits.… Continue reading Man angry about a clerical error responsible for lack of benefits sets self, bus on fire

California · Serial Killers

Richard Ramírez dies in prison

June 7, 2013 Greenbrae, California Serial killer Richard Ramírez dies of lymphoma in prison Ramírez, known as “The Night Stalker” among other pseudonyms, was convicted of 14 burglaries, 13 murders, 11 sexual assaults, and 5 attempted murders occurring between 1984 and 1985. He spent 23 years, nearly half his life, on death row before dying… Continue reading Richard Ramírez dies in prison