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Crime Mass shootings in the U.S. in 2021

05:05  17 april  2021
05:05  17 april  2021 Source:   nbcnews.com

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This is a list of mass shootings in the United States that have occurred in 2021 . Mass shootings are incidents involving four or more victims of firearm-related violence.

Some mass shootings remain unforgettable to the broader public because of the number of people killed, the attackers’ motivations, the apparent randomness or other factors — cases that often become known by a single place name like Columbine , Newtown or Parkland . But there have been many Here is an incomplete list of shootings with multiple victims in 2021 . It leaves out many more, but offers a small glimpse of the gun violence the country has already suffered this year. April 15: Indianapolis. At least eight people were killed , not including a gunman who was believed to have taken his own life

So far this year, the United States has seen at least six mass shootings, including Thursday night's violence at an Indianapolis FedEx Facility.

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NBC News defines a mass shooting as a single incident involving three or more people who have been shot — either injured or killed — in a public place, excluding the shooter. Isolated fights, including gang and drug violence, domestic disputes, and robberies turned violent are not considered mass shooting incidents.

A look at 2021's mass shootings:

April 15: Indianapolis

Eight people were killed after a gunman opened fire at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. Four others who were shot and another who was injured were taken to hospitals. Officials said the gunman killed himself at the scene. The suspect has been identified as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole. His motive remains unclear.

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There have been dozens of mass shootings in the United States in just the past five years, according to the Violence Project, which maintains a database of attacks in which at least four people were killed. The gunman was injured and taken into custody. March 16, 2021 : Spas in the Atlanta area. Eight people, including six women of Asian descent, were killed at three spas, at least two of which had been frequented by the gunman. It was the country’ s first mass shooting to command nationwide attention in a year and caused particular alarm among many Asian-Americans.

There were 40 more mass shootings in the US through mid-March in 2021 than there were during the same time period in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Women near a King Soopers grocery store where a mass shooting took place on Monday in Boulder, Colorado. Joe Mahoney/AP Photo. The Gun Violence Archive counted more than 100 mass shootings in the US in 2021 as of March 22. The tally means the US has seen more than one such shooting a day on average.

April 8: Bryan, Texas

One person was killed, and five others were wounded during a workplace shooting at a manufacturing facility, Kent Moore Cabinet, in Bryan, Texas. The suspected gunman, Larry Bollin, 27, an employee, was arrested in a nearby county by state troopers, and one trooper was also shot and wounded at that time. Bollin has been charged with murder and five counts of aggravated assault, but his motive remains unknown.

March 31: Orange, Calif.

A shooting in Orange, Calif., left four people dead and one injured at offices for Unified Homes, which sells mobile homes. The suspect, Aminadab Gaxiola Gonzalez, 44, suffered gunshot wounds after opening fire on two officers and was later charged with four counts of felony murder.

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After a significant drop in mass shootings in the United States during a pandemic-hit 2020, this year has already seen several deadly cases. Authorities confer at the scene where multiple people were shot at the FedEx Ground facility early Friday morning, April 16, 2021 , in Indianapolis. A gunman killed eight people and wounded several others before apparently taking his own life in a late-night attack at a FedEx facility near the Indianapolis airport, police said, in the latest in a spate of mass shootings in the United States after a relative lull during the pandemic.

© 2021 Forbes Media LLC. All Rights Reserved. The U . S . has averaged more than one mass shooting a day this year, continuing an upward trend since researchers began thoroughly tracking the subject following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. (EDITORS NOTE: Image depicts death) A group of crime scene investigators gather around a body in the [+] parking lot of a FedEx SmartPost on April 16, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

According to authorities, the suspect knew the adult victims, and said preliminary information suggests that the motive was believed to be related to a "business and personal relationship."

March 22: Boulder, Colo.

In late March, a gunman killed 10 people, including a police officer, after walking into a Boulder, Colo., grocery store and randomly shooting at shoppers. Police say suspect Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, bought a high-powered weapon less than a week before the shooting. He has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder.

March 16: Acworth and Atlanta, Ga.

Eight people, including six women of Asian descent, were killed at three Atlanta-area spas. The attacks began near Acworth in Cherokee County, where four people died. Less than an hour later, four women were killed in two shootings in Atlanta. One person was injured.

Robert Aaron Long, 21, was charged with eight counts of murder. He said he had a sex addiction and saw the businesses as a temptation he needed to eliminate.

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The 45th mass shooting in America since March 16. (CNN defines a mass shooting as when four or more people -- excluding the gunman -- are wounded or killed.) In the month between March 16 and April 16, 2021 , at least 45 mass shootings have occurred in the United States, according to CNN reporting, and an analysis of data from the Gun Violence Archive, local media reports and police reports.

When eight people died in a mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility Thursday night, the news was compounded by a string of similar incidents that preceded it. The US has reported at least 45 mass shootings in the last month. Updated 1336 GMT (2136 HKT) April 16, 2021 .

The slayings raised alarm among the Asian American community, which has faced an increasing number of attacks during the coronavirus pandemic.

February 9: Buffalo, Minn.

In early February, one person was killed and four were injured in a shooting at the Allina Health Clinic in Buffalo, Minn. Gregory Paul Ulrich, 67, was charged with second-degree murder, four counts of first-degree attempted murder, possession of an explosive device, and carrying a firearm without a license.

In 2018, Ulrich was accused of threatening to attack four Allina Health medical facilities, including the clinic in Buffalo, according to police.

January 9: Chicago and Evanston, Ill.

Five people were killed, including a 15-year-old, and two injured in a "murderous rampage" in Chicago and nearby Evanston. The suspect, Jason Nightengale, 32, was killed after a shoot-out with police.

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