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10 Deadliest Mass Shootings in Modern US History

(VOA): These are the 10 deadliest single-day mass shootings in modern American history: 1. Las Vegas: Oct. 1, 2017 Victims: 58 dead, more than 500 wounded Shooter: Stephen Paddock, 64. Found dead Motive: Unknown 2. Orlando, Fla.: June 12, 2016 Victims: 49 killed, more than 58 wounded Shooter: Omar Saddiqui Mateen, 29. Killed by police Motive: Hate crime 3. Blacksburg, Va.: April 16, 2007 Victims: 32 dead, 17 wounded on Virginia Tech campus Shooter: Seung-Hui Cho, 23. Killed himself Motive: Mental health issues 4. Newtown Conn.: Dec. 14, 2012 Victims: 26 dead, including 20 children Shooter: Adam Lanza, 20. Killed himself Motive: Mental health issues 5. Sutherland Springs, Texas: Nov. 5, 2017 Victims: 26 dead, including an unborn child, 20 wounded Shooter: Devin Patrick Kelley, 26. Found dead Motive: Unknown 6. Killeen, Texas: Oct. 16, 1991 Victims: 23 dead, 27 wounded Shooter: George Hennard, 35. Killed himself Motive: Hatred of women, minorities 7. San Ysidro, Calif.: July 19, 1984 Victims: 21 dead, 19 wounded Shooter: James Huberty, 41. Killed by police Motive: Mental health issues 8. Austin, Texas: Aug. 1, 1966 Victims: 16 dead, 31 wounded Shooter: Charles Whitman, 25. Killed by police. Motive: Mental health issues 9. San Bernardino, Calif.: Dec. 2, 2015 Victims: 14 dead, 24 wounded Shooters: Sayed Rizwan Farook, 28, and his wife Tashfeen Malik, 29. Killed in a shootout with police. Motive: Terrorism 10. Edmond, Okla.: Aug. 20, 1986 Victims: 14 dead, 6 wounded Shooter: Patrick Sherill, 44. Killed himself Motive: Reprimanded at work

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Published Date: Thursday, February 15th, 2018 | 10:45 PM

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