Massacres/Mass Murder · West Virginia

Man kills wife, eight children with axe

November 10, 1805 Clarksburg, Virginia (now West Virginia) Abel Clemmons (alt. spelling: Clemmens, Clemons, Clemens) kills his pregnant wife and their eight children whose ages ranged from 1 to 12 Clemmons had been noted in “a gloomy melancholy mood” for several weeks leading up to the murders. Months before, Clemmons had been wrestling with the… Continue reading Man kills wife, eight children with axe

Massacres/Mass Murder · Newspaper clippings · Pennsylvania

Man wounds 4, kills 8 and self after argument over an unpaid gambling winning

November 6, 1948 Chester, Pennsylvania Melvin “Bad Boy” Collins (38) goes on a shooting spree, killing 8 and wounding 4 before killing himself The motive behind the attack has been contributed to an argument over numbers, an illegal lottery in which gamblers would place bets on which numbers would be featured in various daily activities… Continue reading Man wounds 4, kills 8 and self after argument over an unpaid gambling winning

Massacres/Mass Murder · Political · Texas

Man shoots at soldiers in a processing center, kills 13 and wounds 32 before he is subdued

November 5, 2009 Fort Hood, Texas Major Nidal Hasan fires on a group of military personnel in a processing center receiving treatment immediately before deploying or upon returning from deployment, killing 13 and wounding 32 Hasan, an Army major with a degree in psychiatry, entered the Soldier Readiness Processing Center armed with two weapons described… Continue reading Man shoots at soldiers in a processing center, kills 13 and wounds 32 before he is subdued

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

Florida · Massacres/Mass Murder · Newspaper clippings

Man kills 8, injures 3 before being shot, run over by citizens attempting to stop murders

August 20, 1982 Miami, Florida Carl Robert Brown begins a shooting spree following an argument over $20 Brown, who was “described as a temperamental bigot who sometimes praised the Soviet Union but other mornings startled neighbors by shouting, ‘United States! UnitedStates!’” according Florida Today (Aug 22, 1982), had been involved in a dispute the day… Continue reading Man kills 8, injures 3 before being shot, run over by citizens attempting to stop murders