List of rampage killers (workplace killings)

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This section of the list of rampage killers contains those mass murders where the perpetrators predominantly targeted their (former) co-workers.

A rampage killer has been defined as follows:

A rampage involves the (attempted) killing of multiple persons least partly in public space by a single physically present perpetrator using (potentially) deadly weapons in a single event without any cooling-off period.[1]

This list should contain every case with at least one of the following features:

  • Rampage killings with 6 or more dead
  • Rampage killings with at least 4 people killed and least ten victims overall (dead plus injured)
  • Rampage killings with at least 2 people killed and least 12 victims overall (dead plus injured)
  • An incidence of rampage killing shall not be included in this list if it does not include at least two people killed.
  • In all cases, the perpetrator(s) shall not be counted among those killed or injured.

All abbreviations used in the tables are explained below.

Rampage killers[edit]

Perpetrator Date Year Location Country Killed Injured W Additional notes Ref.
1. Sherrill, Patrick Henry, 44 Aug. 20 1986 Edmond, Oklahoma U.S.
14
6
F Committed suicide
2. Deng Guoxiang, 31
(邓国祥)
April 2 1982 Guilin China
13
3
F Committed suicide [2]
3. Barton, Mark Orrin, 44[n 1] July 27–29 1999 Stockbridge & Atlanta, Georgia U.S.
12
13
FM Committed suicide
Suspected of killing two people in 1993
4. Craddock, DeWayne Antonio, 40[n 2] May 31 2019 Virginia Beach, Virginia U.S.
12
4
F Killed by police
5. Gong Taian, 55 Feb. 16 1999 Fishing vessel Jinqing 12 Taiwan
12
0
F Sentenced to 20 years in prison
3 more died by jumping overboard
[3]
6. Unknown[n 3] Aug. 18 1985 Lianyungang China
12
?
F [4]
7. Hossein, Tazmal Dec. 1 1914 Naihati India
10
11
 M Arrested [5]
8. Jiansheng, Tang July 29 1982 Maputo Mozambique
9
0
F Sentenced to death and executed [6]
9. Asadullah[n 4][n 3][n 2]
(اسد الله)
March 30 2012 Yahyakhel District Afghanistan
9
0
F P Escaped [7]
10. Moreño, Jonathan, 31[n 3][n 2] Jan. 16 2005 Kalibo Philippines
8
29–33
F Killed by police [8]
11. Wesbecker, Joseph Thomas, 47 Sep. 14 1989 Louisville, Kentucky U.S.
8
12
F Committed suicide
12. Mansour, Ahmed Ali, 45
(احمد علي منصور)
July 31 2002 Beirut Lebanon
8
5
F Sentenced to death and executed [9]
13. Hasebeng, L. S., 27[n 3][n 2] Aug. 25 1992 Goedemoed South Africa
8
4
F Committed suicide
14. Thornton, Omar Sheriff, 34 Aug. 3 2010 Manchester, Connecticut U.S.
8
2
F Committed suicide [10]
15. Huang Zhongge[n 3]
(黄中革)
Nov. 29 1993 Daxin County China
8
?
F Killed by police [11]
16. Tselousov, Michael, 24
(Целоусов, Михаил)
Feb. 11 1958 Lyamino Soviet Union
7
6
F Sentenced to death and executed [12]
17. Farley, Richard Wade, 39 Feb. 16 1988 Sunnyvale, California U.S.
7
4
F E Sentenced to death
18. Zoritch, Franck, 25 July 1 1992 Besançon France
7
4
F Committed suicide [13]
19. Tsui Yin, 41[n 2] Jan. 26 1962 Taipei Taiwan
7
3
F Sentenced to death and executed [14]
20. Fernandez, Edgardo, 16[n 2] Oct. 21 1995 Olongapo Philippines
7
3
F Arrested
One more died from a heart attack
[15]
21. Abdullah Jaber Al-Malki, 30
(عبد الله جابر المالكي)
Feb. 11 2016 Ad Dair Saudi Arabia
7
3
F Arrested [16]
22. Unknown Oct. 1913 La Paz Bolivia
7
2+
 M Arrested [17]
23. Stewart, William, 53[n 2] June 21/22 1828 Brig Mary Russell
7
2
FM Found not guilty by reason of insanity [18]
24. Allaway, Edward Charles, 37 July 12 1976 Fullerton, California U.S.
7
2
F Found not guilty by reason of insanity
25. Samarendra Deka, 22[n 3] Nov. 27 2004 Baramulla India
7
2
F Killed by police [19]
26. Li Xiaolong, 27
(李小龙)
Nov 20 2014 Qinhuangdao China
7
1
M Arrested [20]
27. Redureau, Marcel, 15[n 2] Oct. 1 1913 Bas-Briacé France
7
0
 M Sentenced to 20 years in prison [21]
28. Uyesugi, Byran Koji, 40 Nov. 2 1999 Honolulu, Hawaii U.S.
7
0
F Sentenced to life imprisonment [22]
29. McDermott, Michael, 42 Dec. 26 2000 Wakefield, Massachusetts U.S.
7
0
F Sentenced to seven consecutive life terms
30. San Marco, Jennifer, 44[n 2] Jan. 30 2006 Goleta, California U.S.
7
0
F Committed suicide
31. Maslah, Abdihakim[n 3] July 14 2016 Kapenguria Kenya
7
0
F Shot by police [23]
32. Williams, Douglas P., 48 July 8 2003 Meridian, Mississippi U.S.
6
8
F Committed suicide
33. Held, Leo, 40[n 2] Oct. 23 1967 Lock Haven, Pennsylvania U.S.
6
6
F Killed by police [24]
34. Grace, Edwin James, 33 June 21 1972 Cherry Hill, New Jersey U.S.
6
6
F Committed suicide [25]
35. Cowan, Frederick William, 33 Feb. 14 1977 New Rochelle, New York U.S.
6
4
F Committed suicide [26]
36. Parish, John Felton, 49[n 2] Aug. 9 1982 Grand Prairie, Texas U.S.
6
4
F V Killed by police [27]
37. Fan Jieming, 62[n 2]
(范杰明)
June 22 2013 Shanghai China
6
4
FM Arrested [28]
38. Unknown Police Officer[n 3] March 11 1971 Cavite Province Philippines
6
2
F [29]
39. Engeldinger, Andrew John, 36 Sep. 27 2012 Minneapolis, Minnesota U.S.
6
2
F Committed suicide [30]
40. Umb, Jan Oct. 17/18 1887 Schooner Johannes
6
1
 M Sentenced to ten years penal service [31]
41. Layman, Charles Newton, 44 Dec. 16 1935 Los Angeles, California U.S.
6
1
F Found not guilty by reason of insanity [32]
42. Ilyasov, Yuri Illarionovich, 27[n 4]
(Илясов, Юрий Илларионович)
Sep. 7 1964 Malyy Melik Soviet Union
6
1
F Sentenced to death and executed [33]
43. Harpinder Singh, 40[n 3]
(हरपिंदर सिंह)
July 16/17 2010 Kuchai India
6
1
F Killed by police [34]
44. Surasak, Jaras, 56[n 3]
(จรัส สุรศักดิ์)
Dec. 26 2011 Khuan Ma Phrao Thailand
6
1
F Committed suicide [35]
45. Vinogradov, Dmitry Andreyevich, 29
(Виноградов, Дмитрий Андреевич)
Nov. 7 2012 Moscow Russia
6
1
F Sentenced to life imprisonment [36]
46. Erim, Veysi, 33 March 19 2014 Kars Turkey
6
1
F Committed suicide [37]
47. Tapia, Salvador, 36 Aug. 27 2003 Chicago, Illinois U.S.
6
0
F Killed by police [38]
48. Ezzatullah, 23[n 3] Nov. 29 2010 Pachir Wagam Afghanistan
6
0
F Killed by soldiers [39]
49. Unknown Fergusson Island Papua New Guinea
6
?
 M Killed [40]
50. Wang Wei Dec 7/8 1996 Haicheng China
6
?
F Arrested [41]
51. Gulbuddin, 25[n 3] Nov. 3 2009 Shin Kalay Afghanistan
5
8
F [42]
52. Martin, Gary Montez, 45 Feb. 15 2019 Aurora, Illinois U.S.
5
6
F Killed by police
53. Hiranwadee, Chaiyaworn, 50[n 3] June 11 1997 Lang Suan Thailand
5
5
F Committed suicide [43]
54. Abdu, Anwar Badi, 28[n 3] Nov. 9 2015 Amman Jordan
5
5
F Killed by police
55. Johnstone, George, 33 Sep. 1845 Barque Tory
3
14
 M Found not guilty by reason of insanity [44]
56. Ford, Cedric Larry, 38 Feb. 25 2016 Hesston, Kansas U.S.
3
14
F Killed by police
57. Ahmed Mustafa Ibrahim Ali, 30[n 3] April 17 2004 Mitrovica Serbia and Montenegro
3
11
F Killed by police [45]
58. Smith, Robert Kenneth, 31 May 15 1969 Twinsburg, Ohio U.S.
2
10
F Committed suicide [46]

Abbreviations and footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ At least three of the victims were relatives of the assailant.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l At least one of the victims was not a co-worker of the perpetrator (not indicated, if the victim was a relative).
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Assailant was a member of the police at the time of the rampage.
  4. ^ a b At least one of the victims was a relative of the assailant.

W – A basic description of the weapons used in the murders

F – Firearms and other ranged weapons, especially rifles and handguns, but also bows and crossbows, grenade launchers, flamethrowers, or slingshots
M – Melee weapons, like knives, swords, spears, machetes, axes, clubs, rods, stones, or bare hands
O – Any other weapons, such as bombs, hand grenades, Molotov cocktails, poison and poisonous gas, as well as vehicle and arson attacks
A – indicates that an arson attack was the only other weapon used
V – indicates that a vehicle was the only other weapon used
E – indicates that explosives of any sort were the only other weapon used
P – indicates that an anaesthetising or deadly substance of any kind was the only other weapon used (includes poisonous gas)

References[edit]

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  5. ^ Amok in India, The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (January 12, 1915)
  6. ^ Distraught Chinese official kills 9, Pacific Stars And Stripes (August 1, 1982)
    – 9 Chinese embassy staff shot dead, The Straits Times (August 1, 1982)
    Attache kills 9 in shooting at embassy, Eugene Register-Guard (July 31, 1982)
    Chinese attache kills nine in embassy, The Spokesman-Review (July 31, 1982)
    Drama na embaixada da China em Maputo, Diário de Lisboa [pt] (July 31, 1982)
  7. ^ Afghan policeman kills 9 sleeping fellow officers, Fox News (March 30, 2012)
    Afghanistan cop kills nine colleagues in village shooting spree, Daily Record (March 30, 2012)
    Afghan policeman shoots dead nine colleagues, Agence France-Presse (March 30, 2012)
    Afghan Militia Member Drugs and Kills Colleagues, The New York Times (March 30, 2012)
    A Taliban infiltrator's road to fratricide, The Washington Post (April 1, 2012)
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  9. ^ Gunman Kills 8 in Beirut Office, Fox News (July 31, 2002)
    State Prosecutor Demands Death for Beirut Mass Murderer, naharnet.com (March 15, 2003)
    Lebanon executes three convicted murderers despite international protests, lebanonwire.com (January 17, 2004)
    موظف «مديون» يقتل 8 من زملائه ويجرح 5 في صندوق لأساتذة التعليم الخاص بلبنان, aawsat.com (August 1, 2002)
  10. ^ 9 Killed, 2 Wounded in Shooting at Beer Distributor, Fox News (August 3, 2010)
    Hartford Distributors Manchester, Connecticut shooting deaths at 9, San Francisco Chronicle (August 3, 2010)
    9 Dead In Manchester, Conn. Workplace Shooting, Hartford Courant (August 3, 2010)
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  13. ^ Tuerie dans une usine, l'Humanité (July 2, 1992)
    Sacked French worker kills six, The Independent (July 2, 1992)
    Un trabajador despedido mata a seis personas en una fábrica, La Vanguardia (July 2, 1992)
    – La tuerie de Besançon: une septieme victime decede de ses blessures, AFP (August 12, 1992)
  14. ^ Admits killing 7 for revenge, Pacific Stars and Stripes (January 27, 1962)
    Berserk man kills 7, The Palm Beach Post (January 27, 1962)
    – Convicted In Slaying Of Seven, Cumberland Times (March 4, 1962)
    Teacher who slew 7 denied wish to see pupil perform, Toledo Blade (July 26, 1962)
  15. ^ Orderly kills 8 in hospital, Filipino Reporter (November 2, 1995)
    Orderly kills 8 in Philippines, The Buffalo News (October 22, 1995)
    Philippine Hospital Orderly Kills 8 With Rifle In Rampage, Orlando Sentinel (October 22, 1995)
  16. ^ Teacher shoots dead seven colleagues in Jazan, The Saudi Gazette
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    Ireland – Arraignment of Captain Stewart, The Glasgow Herald (August 18, 1828)
  19. ^ CRPF jawan kills seven colleagues, The Times of India (November 28, 2004)
    Slaughter in stress zone, The Telegraph (November 28, 2004)
    Shocked & sleepless in killer home, The Telegraph (November 29, 2004)
    Police officer kills seven colleagues in Indian-held Kashmir, Associated Press (November 28, 2004)
  20. ^ 北戴河281医院凶杀案死伤人员名单披露(图), (November 21, 2014)
    北戴河281医院命案最新进展 知情者:凶手曾与一名死者谈恋爱(图), (November 21, 2014)
    秦皇岛北戴河281医院发生命案 7人被砍死, (November 20, 2014)
  21. ^ Un garçon de 15 ans égorge sept personnes, l'Humanité (October 2, 1913)
    Boy of 16 kills seven, The New York Times (October 2, 1913)
    Boy slayer of 7 on trial, The New York Times (March 4, 1914)
    20 years for killing, The New York Times (March 5, 1914)
    Ein fünfzehnjähriger als siebenfacher Mörder, Die Neue Zeitung (October 2, 1913)
  22. ^ Few clues in motive for Hawaii shooting, CBC News (November 3, 1999)
  23. ^ "Kenya: Police officer 'goes beserk', kills 7 colleagues". www.aljazeera.com.
    http://www.nation.co.ke/news/-/1056/3294122/-/pekuu2z/-/index.html
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  24. ^ The Revolt of Leo Held, Time (November 3, 1967)
  25. ^ Gunman Kills 6 in Jersey, The New York Times (June 22, 1972)
    Anger With Employment Agency Is Cited as Gunman's Motivation for Jersey Shootings, The New York Times (June 23, 1972)
    A 'Quiet Man' On a Rampage, The New York Times (June 25, 1972)
    Slayer of 6 in Cherry Hill Dies; 2 of 6 Wounded Still in Hospital, The New York Times (July 9, 1972)
  26. ^ New Rochelle Gunman Slays 5, Wounds 5, Then Kills Himself During a Police Siege, The New York Times (February 15, 1977)
    Nazi Cultist's 6th Victim Dies, The New York Times (April 2, 1977)
  27. ^ Truck driver felt cheated, The Gettysburg Times (August 11, 1982)
    – Gunman kills six, Post-Standard (August 10, 1982)
  28. ^ Shanghai sees 6 dead in rare shooting spree, reports say, South China Morning Post (June 23, 2013)
    China shooting spree ends with six dead, The Guardian (June 23, 2013)
    Man detained after allegedly killing 6 in Shanghai, Xinhua (June 23, 2013)
    上海宝山枪击案犯罪嫌疑人已被刑事拘留, ifeng.com (June 23, 2013)
    上海6.22持枪杀人案嫌犯被刑拘 一民警中弹负伤, People's Daily (June 23, 2013)
    上海62岁男子持枪连杀六人 被指系浦东人曾当过兵, china.com.cn (June 23, 2013)
    上海枪击案独家调查:杀人者范杰明, Sohu (June 25, 2013)
  29. ^ Police corporal runs amok, kills 6, The Straits Times (March 13, 1971)
    – Cop Runs Amok Kills 6 Injures 2, Pacific Stars and Stripes (March 14, 1971)
  30. ^ Minneapolis Shooter Spared Some, Shot Others; Fifth Victim Dies, ABC News (September 28, 2012)
    Engeldinger had 1997 arrest on record, Minnesota Public Radio (October 1, 2012)
    Accent Signage Systems shooting: First victims fought for their lives, Star Tribune (October 2, 2012)
    Survivors describe escaping a killer at workplace, Star Tribune (October 6, 2012)
    Minnesota office shooting: Accent Signage death toll rises to 7, Los Angeles Times (October 11, 2012)
  31. ^ Dreadful tragedy at sea, Poverty Bay Herald (December 29, 1887)
    – Epitome of foreign and general news, Lloyd's Weekly London Newspaper (October 23, 1887)
    General Principles – Slaughter aboard ship, Warsaw Daily Times (October 20, 1887)
    A shipboard tragedy, Madison County Times (January 11, 1889)
    A Monster on the Ocean, The Evening Bulletin (November 28, 1887)
    A red-handed Russian, Sacramento Daily Union (January 8, 1889)
  32. ^ Slays 4 WPA men after he loses job, The New York Times (December 17, 1935)
    Sixth Man Dies in WPA Shooting, The New York Times (December 19, 1935)
    Los Angeles Times (February 25, 1936)
  33. ^ (Page 147-165)
  34. ^ Indian security man kills 6 colleagues in military camp shooting rampage, Xinhua (July 17, 2010)
    Jharkhand: Drunk CRPF jawan kills 6 colleagues, NDTV (July 17, 2010)
    CRPF man kills 6 others, is shot dead, Hindustan Times (July 17, 2010)
    CRPF orders inquiry into ‘killing spree’ in Jharkhand camp, Thaindian News (July 17, 2010)
  35. ^ Border policeman kills six colleagues, Bangkok Post (December 27, 2011)
    Thai policeman kills 6 fellow officers, The Straits Times (December 27, 2011)
    ตชด.เมาคลั่งยิงเพื่อนดับ 6 ยิงตัวตาม, Kom Chad Luek (December 27, 2011)
  36. ^ Jilted lover allegedly kills five in Moscow office, CBS News (November 7, 2012)
    Gunman seconds before embarking on shooting spree in his office in rampage that has now claimed six lives, Daily Mail (November 8, 2012)
    Five Die in Moscow Shooting Rampage, RIA Novosti (November 7, 2012)
    Виноградов совершил преступление в невменяемом состоянии – адвокат, RIA Novosti (November 8, 2012)
    Офисная мизантропия, Lenta.Ru (November 8, 2012)
    Дмитрий Виноградов, Gazeta.ru (November 8, 2012)
    Moscow Gun Rampage Killer Gets Life Sentence, RIA Novosti (September 9, 2013)
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  38. ^ Seven die in Chicago warehouse shooting, CNN (August 28, 2003)
  39. ^ Afghan policeman kills six US troops following argument, The Telegraph (November 29, 2010)
    Afghan policeman kills six US soldiers, The Guardian (November 29, 2010)
    Six NATO Troops Killed by Afghan Police Officer, The New York Times (November 29, 2010)
    Afghan Killer Was Veteran Policeman, The New York Times (November 30, 2010)
    Afghan cop who killed 6 U.S. soldiers was trusted, Denver Post (December 1, 2010)
    Police, Taliban offer differing portrait of suspect in troop deaths, CNN (December 1, 2010)
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    Taliban claim responsibility for killing five British troops in Afghanistan, The Guardian (November 4, 2009)
    Patrick Cockburn: The general is right. Liam Fox is wrong, The Independent (November 13, 2009)
  43. ^ Polizist läuft Amok, Stuttgarter Zeitung (June 12, 1997)
    Polizist lief Amok, Hamburger Abendblatt (June 12, 1997)
    – Five killed, The Straits Times (June 12, 1997)
    Massacre at police station tied to bribes, The Nation (June 12, 1997)
    Policeman's motive still a mystery, The Nation (June 13, 1997)
    Police to ignore charges of graft in murder probe, The Nation (June 14, 1997)
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  45. ^ A Massacre in Kosovo, The Weekly Standard (April 29, 2004)
    Kosovo Prison Shooter May Have Had Hamas Ties, Fox News (April 24, 2004)
  46. ^ Worker slays two, then kills himself, The New York Times (May 17, 1969)
    Two killed in Ohio gun spree, The Bulletin (May 16, 1969)
    Twinsburg Stamping Plant: From bright beginning to bleak ending, cleveland.com (July 18, 2010)