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

  Perpetrator Location Date Victims
1 Stephen Paddock
(aged 64, suicide at scene)
Las Vegas, Nevada
(music festival)
October 1, 2017 58 killed
(489 wounded)
2 Omar Seddique Mateen
(aged 29, killed at scene)
Orlando, Florida
June 12th, 2016 50 killed
(58 wounded)
3 Seung-Hui Cho
(aged 23, suicide at scene)
Blacksburg, Virginia
(university campus)
April 16th, 2007 32 killed
(17 wounded)
4 Adam Lanza
(aged 20, suicide at scene)
Newtown, Connecticut
(Elementary School)
Dec 14th, 2012 27 killed
5 Devin Patrick Kelley
(aged 26, suicide off scene)
Sutherland Springs, Texas
Nov 5th, 2017 26 killed
(20 wounded)
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Sources:  Top 5 of Anything research 2017.

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 1st, 2017.

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.
Worst Gun Massacres in Recent U.S. History

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