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A List Of The Deadliest Mass Shootings In U.S. History

(Top) A candlelight vigil following the shootings on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Va., on April 17, 2007. (Left) Blacksburg police officers run from Norris Hall on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg on April 16, 2007. (Right) A Virginia Tech student stands by a cardboard "VT" that was part of a makeshift vigil placed on a drill field at Virginia Tech on April 17, 2007.
1. Pulse Orlando nightclub in Orlando, Fla. (June 12, 2016)

Police say 29-year-old Omar Mateen opened fire at the club that calls itself the city's hottest gay bar. He took hostages, and after a three hour stand-off police moved in. The gunman was killed, but not before perpetrating the deadliest mass shooting in United States history.

At least 50 people were killed, and more than 50 were wounded and taken to area hospitals. Mateen was killed during a firefight with police.

2. Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. (April 16, 2007)

Seung-Hui Cho, a 23-year-old English major from Centerville, Va., entered the campus of Virginia Tech and opened fire.

Thirty-two people were killed, and 17 others were injured. Cho also killed himself.

3. Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 14, 2012)

Adam Lanza went into Sandy Hook Elementary and killed 26 people — mostly children — before killing himself. He also killed his mother, Nancy Lanza.

4. Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas (Oct. 16, 1991)

In 1991, 35-year-old George Hennard walked into a cafeteria and opened fire with a handgun. He loaded and emptied his gun several times, leaving 23 people dead. Then he killed himself.

5. McDonald's restaurant in San Ysidro, Calif. (July 18, 1984)

James Oliver Huberty, a 41-year-old unemployed security guard, opened fire on a McDonald's in San Ysidro using a shotgun and a pistol.

He killed 21 people and wounded 19. He was killed by police.

6. University of Texas Tower in Austin, Texas (Aug. 1, 1966)

Charles Whitman, a 25-year-old student who served with the Marines, climbed the University of Texas Tower with six firearms. He began firing at pedestrians below.

He killed 16 people and wounded 31. He was killed by police.

7. Columbine High School, Littleton, Colo. (April 20, 1999)

Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, students at Columbine High School, entered the school with four guns and pipe bombs.

They killed 13 people and wounded 23, before killing themselves.

8. Edmond Post Office, Edmond, Ok. (Aug. 20, 1986)

Patrick Henry Sherrill shot and killed 14 coworkers before taking his own life.

9. San Bernardino, Calif. (Dec. 2, 2015)

Syed Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, opened fire inside the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino.

They killed 14 people and they were killed during a shootout with police.

10. Immigration Center, Binghamton, New York (April 3, 2009)

Jiverly Wong, a 42-year-old Vietnamese immigrant, opened fire on an immigration center in Binghamton, New York.

Wong killed 13 people and wounded six others, before killing himself.

11. Fort Hood Military Base, Texas (Aug. 1, 2009)

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, opened fire using two handguns at the Fort Hood Military Base in Texas.

He killed 13 people and wounded 30. Hasan was sentenced to death in 2013.

12. D.C. Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. (Sept. 16, 2013)

Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old former Navy Reservist, opened fire at the U.S. Navy Yard. He killed 12 before police killed him.

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