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The Top 5 Worst Gun Massacres in Recent U.S. History

  Perpetrator Location Date Victims
1 Seung-Hui Cho
(aged 23, suicide at scene)
Blacksburg, Virginia
(university campus)
April 16th, 2007 32 killed
(25 wounded)
2 Adam Lanza
(aged 20, suicide at scene)
Newtown Connecticut
(Sandy Hook Elementary School )
Dec 14th, 2012 27 killed
(developing)
3 George Hennard
(aged 35, suicide at scene)
Killeen, Texas
(restaurant)
Oct 16th, 1991 23 killed
(20 wounded)
4 James Oliver Huberty
(aged 42, shot at scene by police)
San Diego, California
(McDonalds restaurant)
July 18th, 1984 21 killed
(19 wounded)
5 Nidal Malik Hasan
(age 39, arrested at scene)
Fort Hood, Texas, (military base) Nov 5th, 2009 13 killed
(29 wounded)
Sources:  Top 5 of Anything research 2012.

List Notes: List data is worst gun massacres in the United States in recent times. Crimes involving other weapons such as bombs are not included in this list. Perpetrators (if they are killed) are not included on the list of victims. List is accurate as of December 14th, 2012.
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