The number of mass shootings across the U.S. so far in 2019 has outpaced the number of days this year, according to a gun violence research group. 

The Gun Violence Archive defines a mass shooting as any incident in which at least four people were shot, excluding the shooter.

The FBI doesn't have a definition for mass shooting. But it defines a mass killing as any instance in which three or more people are killed, not counting the suspected killer. So if you follow that definition, there have been about 31 shootings in 2019 that would qualify as mass killings.

Either way, the shootings happen in big cities and small towns. In schools, churches, shopping centers, restaurants, concerts, movie theaters, residential neighborhoods.

AUGUST MASS SHOOTINGS

In the first five days of August alone, 112 people have been killed or injured in mass shootings across the United States, most of them in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio. 

  • August 5: Brooklyn, NY; 0 killed, 4 injured
  • August 4: Chicago, IL; 1 killed, 7 injured
  • August 4: Memphis, TN; 1 killed, 3 injured
  • August 4; Chicago, IL; 0 killed, 7 injured
  • August 4: Dayton, OH; 9 killed; 26 injured
  • August 3: El Paso, TX; 22 killed; 24 injured
  • August 2: Suffolk, Virginia; 2 killed, 3 injured

The shooting at the El Paso Walmart is the deadliest shooting so far this year. The 21st victim died Monday at the hospital.

JULY MASS SHOOTINGS

  • July 30: Columbus, OH; 0 killed, 5 injured
  • July 28: Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin; 6 killed, 2 injured
  • July 28: Philadelphia,PA; 1 killed, 5 injured
  • July 28: Gilroy, CA; 4 killed, 13 injured
  • July 28: Washington D.C.; 0 killed, 4 injured
  • July 28: Chicago, IL; 0 killed, 4 injured
  • July 28: Uniontown, PA; 0 killed, 4 injured
  • July 27: Wichita, KS; 1 killed, 3 injured
  • July 27: Brooklyn, NY; 1 killed, 11 injured
  • July 26: Kennewick, Washington; 1 killed, 3 injured
  • July 25: Canoga Park, CA; 4 killed, 2 injured
  • July 21: Chicago, IL; 0 killed, 4 injured
  • July 21: Washington, D.C., 0 killed, 4 injured
  • July 20: Jersey City, NJ; 0 killed, 6 injured
  • July 20: Clairton, PA; 0 killed, 4 injured
  • July 20: Baltimore, MD; 1 killed, 3 injured
  • July 20: Chicago, IL; 0 killed; 7 injured
  • July 18: Chicago, IL; 1 killed, 3 injured
  • July 17: Lubbock, TX; 1 killed, 3 injured
  • July 16: San Antonio, TX; 0 killed, 4 injured
  • July 15: Atlanta, GA; 0 killed, 4 injured
  • July 14: Chicago, IL; 0 killed, 4 injured
  • July 13: Chicago, IL; 1 killed, 4 injured
  • July 13: Philadelphia, PA; 0 killed, 7 injured
  • July 11: Houston, TX; 0 killed, 4 injured
  • July 8: Washington, D.C.; 2 killed, 2 injured
  • July 7: Flint, MI; 0 killed, 6 injured
  • July 7: St. Louis, MO; 0 killed, 6 injured
  • July 7: Chicago, IL; 0 killed, 4 injured
  • July 7: Chicago, IL; 0 killed, 4 injured
  • July 7: Albuquerque, NM; 0 killed, 4 injured
  • July 6: San Jose, CA; 0 killed, 4 injured
  • July 6: St. Louis, MO; 5 killed, 0 injured
  • July 5; Boston, MA; 0 killed, 6 injured
  • July 5, Reno, NV; 1 killed, 3 injured
  • July 5: Chicago, IL; 0 killed, 5 injured
  • July 5: Brooklyn, NY; 0 killed, 4 injured
  • July 4: Chicago, IL; 1 killed, 3 injured
  • July 4: Rockford, IL; 0 killed, 4 injured
  • July 4: Los Angeles, CA; 0 killed, 4 injured
  • July 4: Fresno, CA; 1 killed, 3 injured
  • July 3: Katy, TX; 2 killed; 3 injured
  • July 2: St. Louis, MO; 0 killed, 4 injured
  • July 1: Baltimore, MD; 0 killed, 4 injured

Tap here for total mass shootings in 2019.

RECENT HISTORY 

The last time the mass shooting toll topped days of the year was 2016, which had 382 mass shootings — the most in any year since the Gun Violence Archive started keeping track. 

The past two years came close with 346 mass shootings in 2017 and 340 in 2018.

The deadliest shooting in U.S. history happened in October 2017 in Las Vegas. Fifty-eight people were killed at a Jason Aldean concert. 

A month later, 26 worshipers were killed at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

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