Aurora Shooting Latest In A Long Line Of U.S. Mass Shootings
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AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The mass shooting in Aurora Friday is among the country’s worst. The following are some of the other major shootings in recent history.
July 20, 2012: At least 12 killed, dozens more wounded in mass shooting at movie theater in Aurora.
January 8, 2011: U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, 18 other people were shot during a public meeting near Tucson, Ariz. 6 die.
Nov. 5, 2009: 13 killed, 30 wounded in a shooting rampage at its Fort Hood base in Texas.
April 3, 2009: Man opens fire at immigrant community center in Binghamton, N.Y., killing 11 immigrants and 2 workers, then himself.
Feb. 14, 2008: Former student opens fire at Northern Illinois University, fatally shooting 5 students and wounding 18 others before committing suicide.
Dec. 5, 2007: 19-year-old man opens fire with a rifle in Omaha at a store in a mall, killing 8 before taking his own life.
April 16, 2007: Cho Seung-Hui, 23, fatally shot 32 people in a dorm and a classroom at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, then killed himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Feb. 12, 2007: 18-year-old man killed 5, wounded 4 at the Trolley Square mall in Salt Lake City. He was then shot and killed by police.
Oct. 2, 2006: Charles Carl Roberts IV, 32, shot to death five girls at West Nickel Mines Amish School in Pennsylvania, then killed himself.
March 21, 2005: 16-year-old student Jeffrey Weise killed nine people, including his grandfather and his grandfather’s companion at home, and then five fellow students, a teacher and a security guard at Red Lake High School in Red Lake, Minnesota, before killing himself. Seven students were wounded.
March 12, 2005: Terry Ratzmann, 44, gunned down members of his congregation as they worshipped at the Brookfield Sheraton in Brookfield, Wisconsin, slaying seven and wounding four before killing himself.
July 29, 1999: Former day trader Mark Barton, 44, killed nine people in shootings at two Atlanta, Georgia, brokerage offices, then committed suicide.
April 20, 1999: Students Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, opened fire at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, killing 12 classmates and a teacher and wounding 26 others before committing suicide in the school’s library.
March 24, 1998: Andrew Golden, 11, and Mitchell Johnson, 13, killed four girls and a teacher at a Jonesboro, Arkansas, middle school. 10 others were wounded in the shooting.
Oct. 16, 1991: George Hennard, 35, smashed his pickup truck through a Luby’s Cafeteria window in Killeen, Texas, and fired on the lunchtime crowd with a high-powered pistol, killing 22 people. At least 20 others were wounded.
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