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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
3 George Hennard
(aged 35, suicide at scene)
Killeen, Texas
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 Charles Joseph Whitman
(age 25, shot at scene by police)
Austin, Texas,,
(University of Texas at Austin)
Aug 1, 1966 14 killed
(32 wounded)
Sources:  Top 5 of Anything research 2015.

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. Deaths do not include other victims that were not on scene at the time of the mass killings. Perpetrators who are killed at the scene are not included on the list of victims. List is accurate as of October 3rd, 2015.

Important note: presents this unfortunate list in the interest of historical facts only. is completely against the exploitation of these horrible crimes for entertainment or business purposes. We are acutely aware that each victim listed above was a person with a family and friends who deeply feel their tragic and senseless loss.
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