Massacres/Mass Murder · Colorado

The 2012 Aurora theater shooting

July 20, 2012 Aurora, Colorado James Eagan Holmes uses tear gas and various fire arms to shoot movie goers at the midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, killing 12 and injuring 70 Holmes had dressed in tactical gear including a gas mask, load-bearing vest, bullet-resistant leggings, and throat protector. Initially, most of the audience… Continue reading The 2012 Aurora theater shooting

California · Crime Scene Photography · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man shoots at customers at fast food restaurant, killing 21 and injuring 19

July 18, 1984 San Ysidro, San Diego, California James Huberty fires indiscriminately on patrons in and near a local McDonald's, killing 21 and injuring 19 Three days before the shooting, Huberty mentioned to his wife he believed he had a mental illness. On July 17, he called a mental health clinic requesting an appointment. The… Continue reading Man shoots at customers at fast food restaurant, killing 21 and injuring 19

Illinois · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man kills 8 nursing students in their dorm

July 14, 1966 Chicago, Illinois Richard Speck kills 8 nursing students in their dormitory, leaving a sole survivor who escaped by hiding under a bed The nurses were raped, tortured, and killed by being strangled or stabbed. The victims were: Gloria Davy (22): strangled with strips of a bed sheet Patricia Matusek (20): punched in… Continue reading Man kills 8 nursing students in their dorm

Massacres/Mass Murder · Texas

Man indiscriminately shoots members attending church after some refuse to serve as character witnesses on his behalf

June 22, 1980 Daingerfield, Texas Alvin Lee King III, armed with an semi-automatic rifle and two revolvers, bursts into a church and shoots indiscriminately, killing 5 and injuring 10 King, a former math teacher, was apparently angry at members of the church who refused to serve as character witnesses in King's trial (he was accused… Continue reading Man indiscriminately shoots members attending church after some refuse to serve as character witnesses on his behalf

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