Deadliest Shootings

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  • Aaron Alexis at the Washington Navy Yard
  • Gunman Kills 27 at Connecticut Elementary School
  • mass shooting, gun violence, Oak Creek, Wisconsin, Wade Michael Page
  • Aurora, Colorado shooting kills 12.
  • Anders Behring Breivik, 33, killed at least 80 people at a summer camp on the Norwegian island of Utoya.
  • Thirteen died in a shooting at the Soldier Readiness Processing Center at Fort Hood, Texas, on Nov. 5, 2009.
  • Michael McLendon, 28, went on a rampage, killing 10 people before taking his own life on March 10, 2009.
  • April 16, 2007, 23-year-old Virginia Tech student Seung-Hui Cho shot and killed 32 people on the school’s campus in Blacksburg, Virginia.
  • ric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, opened fire at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, on April 20, 1999.
  • On April 28, 1996, in Tasmania, Australia, Martin Bryant, 29, shot 20 people at a seaside resort before killing 15 others.
  • Thomas Hamilton, 43, opened fire on a kindergarten class in Dunblane, Scotland, killing 16 children and their teacher.
  • In Killeen, Texas, on Oct. 16, 1991, George Hennard opened fire at a Luby’s Cafeteria.
  • Oklahoma postal worker Pat Sherrill, 44, killed 14 people at a post office before killing himself.
  • ames Oliver Huberty killed 21 people in a McDonald's restaurant in San Ysidro, California, on July 18, 1984.
  • On Aug. 19, 1987, Michael Ryan killed 16 people in the town of Hungerford, England.

Washington Navy Yard

Aaron Alexis, 34, opened fire Monday morning at the Washington Navy Yard on Sept. 16, 2013, killing 12. Alexis was a full-time Navy reservist based in Texas when he left service in 2011. He was killed by the police. —Naeesa Aziz, Britt Middleton and staff

(Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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