List of mass shootings in the United States in 2019
This is a list of known mass shootings that have occurred in the United States in 2019. Mass shootings are incidents involving multiple victims of firearm-related violence. The precise inclusion criteria are disputed, and there is no broadly accepted definition.
There are many definitions of a mass shooting:
- Mass Shooting Tracker: 4+ shot in one incident, at one location, at roughly the same time.
- Gun Violence Archive: 4+ shot in one incident, excluding the perpetrator(s), at one location, at roughly the same time.
- Vox: 4+ shot in one incident, excluding the perpetrator(s), at one location, at roughly the same time.
- USA Today: 4+ shot and killed in one incident, at one location, at roughly the same time (same as the FBI's "mass killing" definition).
- Mother Jones: 3+ shot and killed in one incident, excluding the perpetrator(s), at a public place, excluding gang-related killings.
- The Washington Post: 4+ shot and killed in one incident, excluding the perpetrator(s), at a public place, excluding gang-related killings.
Only incidents considered mass shootings by at least two of the above definitions are listed.
|February 18, 2019||Solon Township, Kent County, Michigan||4[n 1]||0||4||Four people were killed during a shooting at a home, according to the Kent County Sheriff's Office. It is being investigated as a possible murder–suicide.|
|February 17, 2019||Evansville, Indiana||0||5||5||Five people were wounded after shots were fired outside of a bar. Two suspects were taken into custody by police.|
|February 17, 2019||Henderson, Texas||2||2||4||Two people were wounded and two were killed in a shooting at an apartment complex. The suspect was later arrested in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.|
|February 17, 2019||New Orleans, Louisiana||1[n 1]||5||6||After police attempted to arrest a suspect, a gunfight broke out, and led to one person being killed and five being wounded.|
|February 16, 2019||Clinton, Mississippi||5||0||5||Police responded to a domestic dispute at a residence; upon arrival, the suspect fired shots at officers leading to a 12-hour hostage standoff. Four people were killed, and the suspect was taken into custody and later died.|
|February 15, 2019||Aurora, Illinois||6[n 1]||6||12||Aurora, Illinois shooting: A man opened fire in his workplace, killing five employees, and injuring five police officers and a civilian before killing himself.|
|February 14, 2019||Jacksonville, Florida||2||2||4||After a fight broke out near a basketball court at a park, multiple people started shooting at each other. Two people were killed, and two were wounded.|
|February 11, 2019||Livingston, Texas||5||0||5||A family member heard sounds of gunfire, and upon investigation, found four adults and one toddler deceased.|
|February 9, 2019||Petersburg, Virginia||0||4||4||Four people were injured in a shooting outside of an apartment complex.|
|February 6, 2019||Brooklyn, New York||1||3||4||A man was killed and three others were injured after a shooting in the lobby of an apartment building around 10:30 pm ET.|
|February 6, 2019||Cleveland, Ohio||1||3||4||One man was killed and three others were injured after a shooting broke out in Cleveland's Clark–Fulton neighborhood.|
|February 5, 2019||San Antonio, Texas||2||2||4||A man and woman were killed and two others injured after the shooter kicked open an apartment door and shot inside, before fleeing.|
|February 4, 2019||Washington, D.C.||0||5||5||Four men and an elementary-school-age girl were injured in a shooting at a bus stop.|
|February 4, 2019||Baton Rouge, Louisiana||0||4||4||Four people were wounded in an early morning shooting.|
|February 3, 2019||Chicago, Illinois||2||5||7||Around 2 am local time, two people were killed and five people were wounded in a drive-by shooting after a fight outside of a club.|
|February 1, 2019||San Diego, California||0||4||4||A fight broke out at a house party and shots were fired; four people were wounded.|
|January 28, 2019||Houston, Texas||2[n 1]||4||6||Four police officers were shot while serving a warrant in southeast Houston. Two of the perpetrators were killed.|
|January 27, 2019||Birmingham, Alabama||0||5||5||Police responded to a call and discovered five people with gunshot wounds, along with two of the victims sustaining life-threatening injuries.|
|January 26, 2019||Newark, New Jersey||1||3||4||A gunman opened fire on individuals attending a candlelight vigil, killing one, and wounding three others.|
|January 26, 2019||Indianapolis, Indiana||0||5||5||A man was asked to leave a bar; shortly after, he came back and shot five people, critically wounding two.|
|January 26, 2019||Albany, Georgia||0||4||4||Two people were found with bullet wounds in front of a residence, and two more arrived at a hospital with gunshot injuries from the same shooting.|
|January 26, 2019||Ascension Parish and Livingston Parish, Louisiana||5||0||5||January 2019 Louisiana shootings: A 21-year old man killed five people, including his parents, in two parishes in Louisiana. The suspect fled to Virginia and was arrested the next day.|
|January 24, 2019||State College, Pennsylvania||4[n 1]||1||5||A man killed two people and injured one inside a local bar, then drove away and broke into a home and killed the homeowner before killing himself.|
|January 24, 2019||Rockmart, Georgia||4||1||5||A man killed four individuals and injured another in two separate shootings.|
|January 23, 2019||Sebring, Florida||5||0||5||Sebring, Florida shooting: At least five people were killed in a hostage incident and shooting at a bank. The suspect was taken into custody by police.|
|January 20, 2019||Miami, Florida||0||4||4||Three adults and a child were wounded in a shooting while attending a block party.|
|January 19, 2019||Gaffney, South Carolina||1||4||5||One person was killed and four others were wounded in a shooting at a nightclub.|
|January 19, 2019||Jacksonville, Florida||3[n 1]||2||5||A man killed two people and injured two more before killing himself.|
|January 19, 2019||Lebanon, Pennsylvania||0||4||4||In an apparent targeted shooting, four individuals were discovered shot in a building.|
|January 19, 2019||Chicago, Illinois||0||4||4||Early in the morning, three women and a man were involved in a fight and were injured in the ensuing shooting.|
|January 19, 2019||Houston, Texas||3||2||5||Three people were killed and two more were injured by a homeowner in a possible attempted home invasion.|
|January 17, 2019||Owensboro, Kentucky||3||1||4||Three people were killed and another person was wounded in a shooting at a home. Two men were arrested in relation to the shooting.|
|January 16, 2019||Jacksonville, Florida||1||5||6||A man was killed and five other people were injured in a shooting. The Mayor of Jacksonville described the shooting as gang-related, although this characterization has been disputed by the sister of the deceased man.|
|January 16, 2019||Palmdale, California||3||1||4||Three people were killed and another one was wounded in a shooting.|
|January 15, 2019||Little Rock, Arkansas||1||4[n 1]||5||An argument over a gun inside a local ice cream shop led to a shooting. One man was killed and four others, including the suspected shooter, were injured.|
|January 13, 2019||Phoenix, Arizona||1||5[n 1]||6||An argument at a motel escalated into a shooting. One person was killed, and five others were injured.|
|January 6, 2019||Roswell, New Mexico||0||4||4||A man injured four people in a shooting following an argument at a party. He was arrested the same day.|
|January 4, 2019||Hurt, Virginia||3[n 1]||2||5||A man killed his wife and son in their home and injured two people who were inside a vehicle before killing himself.|
|January 4, 2019||Houston, Texas||1[n 1]||3||4||A man injured his brother and two friends before being killed by a police officer.|
|January 4, 2019||Torrance, California||3||4||7||An argument at the Torrance bowling alley escalated into a fight and three people were killed by gunshots, at least four others were wounded. A suspect who was out of prison on parole has been arrested.|
|January 3, 2019||Texas City, Texas||3||1||4||Three children under the age of six were found deceased along with a wounded woman in an apparent home invasion.|
|January 2, 2019||Jonesboro, Arkansas||1||3||4||A 16-year-old boy was killed and three others were wounded during a home invasion.|
|January 1, 2019||Columbia, South Carolina||0||5||5||Five people were shot and wounded outside of a nightclub around 6am local time.|
|January 1, 2019||Tallahassee, Florida||0||5||5||Five people were shot and wounded around 3am local time at the University Village Shopping Center.|
|Month||Number of events||Total number killed||Total number wounded||Total number of school shootings|
- Including the perpetrator or suspect
- List of mass shootings in the United States in 2018
- List of school shootings in the United States
- List of school shootings in the United States by death toll
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