How many mass shootings have there been in 2021 so far?

MASS shootings are characterized by four or more fatalities as a result of firearm-related violence.

As of March 2021, there has been a multitude of mass shootings that have claimed hundreds of lives.

How many mass shootings have there been in 2021 so far?

In 2021, there have been approximately 107 mass shootings so far.

Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit research group that tracks shootings and their characteristics in the United States, defines a mass shooting as an incident in which "four or more people, excluding the perpetrator, are shot in one location at roughly the same time."

The Congressional Research Service, The Washington Post and Mother Jones magazine all use similar definitions, with the latter acknowledging that their definition "is a conservative measure of the problem,"

As of March 23, 2021, 107 mass shootings fit this criteria, leaving 122 people dead and 325 injured, for a total of 447 total victims.


Where have the shootings happened?

March 22 Detroit Michigan 1 dead, 3 injured      

March 22 Cleveland Ohio 2 dead, 2 injured                       

March 22 Boulder Colorado 10 dead, 2-10+ injured                       

March 20 Houston Texas 0 dead, 5 injured          

March 20 Dallas Texas 1 dead, 7 injured

March 20 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1 dead, 5 injured

March 18 Gresham Oregon 0 dead, 4 injured

March 18 New Orleans Louisiana 0 dead, 4 injured

March 17 Stockton California 0 dead, 5 injured  

March 16 Phoenix Arizona 4 dead, 1 injured

March 16 Atlanta and Acworth Georgia  8 dead, 1 injured

March 15 Indianapolis Indiana 1 dead, 4 injured

March 14 Tampa Florida 0 dead, 4 injured

March 14 Chicago Illinois 0 dead, 4 injured

March 14 Chicago Illinois 2 dead, 13 injured

March 13 New York City New York 0 dead, 5 injured

March 13 Richmond Virginia 2 dead, 4 injured

March 13 Indianapolis Indiana 4 dead, 1 injured

March 13 Orlando Florida 1 dead, 3 injured

March 12 Greensboro North Carolina 0 dead, 4 injured

March 11 Chamita New Mexico 1 dead, 3 injured

March 11 Columbia South Carolina 1 dead, 4 injured

March 11 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 2 dead, 2 injured

March 10 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 0 dead, 4 injured

March 10 Houston Texas 3 dead , 1 injured

March 8 Clearwater Florida 1 dead, 3 injured

March 7 Edwards Mississippi 0 dead, 4 injured

March 6 Yuba City California 2 dead, 3 injured

March 6 Fayetteville North Carolina 1 dead, 4 injured

March 5 Compton California 1 dead, 4 injured

March 4 Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. 0 dead, 5 injured    

March 3 Erie Pennsylvania 1 dead, 3 injured

February 28 Houston Texas 0 dead, 4 injured

February 28 Cincinnati Ohio 4 dead, 2 injured

February 28 East Chicago Indiana 0 dead, 4 injured         

February 28 McCormick South Carolina 0 dead, 4 injured

February 28 Shreveport Louisiana 0 dead, 5 injured        

February 28 Dover Delaware 0 dead, 4 injured   

February 27 Columbus, MS Mississippi 0 dead, 4 injured

February 27 Pattison Mississippi 2 dead, 3 injured

February 26 San Diego California 1 dead, 3 injured          

February 26 Houston  Texas 1 dead, 5 injured    

February 26 Baton Rouge Louisiana 0 dead, 4 injured

February 21 Teachey North Carolina 0 dead, 4 injured

February 21 Kennett Missouri 1 dead, 4 injured

February 20 East Norriton Pennsylvania 1 dead, 3 injured

February 20 Springfield Illinois 1 dead, 4 injured

February 20 Metairie Louisiana  3 dead, 2 injured

February 19 Grand Junction Colorado 1 dead, 3 injured

February 18 Baton Rouge Louisiana 1 dead, 3 injured

February 17 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 0 dead, 8 injured

February 16 St. Petersburg Florida 3 dead, 1 injured

February 13 San Francisco  California 0 dead, 6 injured

February 13 Indianapolis Indiana 0 dead, 4 injured          

February 13 Cary North Carolina 1 dead, 3 injured

February 13 Oakland California 0 dead, 6 injured

February 11 Columbus, GA Georgia 1 dead, 4 injured

February 10 Atlanta Georgia 0 dead, 4 injured

February 9 Houston Texas 0 dead, 4 injured

February 9 Buffalo Minnesota 1 dead, 4 injured

February 8 Mobile Alabama 0 dead, 4 injured

February 6 Thibodaux Louisiana 0 dead, 4 injured

February 6 Tacoma Washington 1 dead, 3 injured

February 6 Murfreesboro Tennessee 1 dead, 4 injured

February 6 Bloomingdale Illinois 1 dead, 5 injured

February 5 Bolivar Mississippi 3 dead, 1 injured

February 5 Martinsville  Virginia 2 dead, 2 injured            

February 5 Mohnton Pennsylvania 1 dead, 3 injured

February 4 High Point North Carolina 2 dead, 3 injured

February 3 Colorado Springs Colorado 3 dead, 1 injured

February 3 Oak Creek Colorado 2 dead, 3 injured

February 3 Memphis Tennessee 1 dead, 3 injured

February 2 Muskogee Oklahoma 6 dead, 1 injured

February 2 Sunrise Florida 3 dead, 3 injured

February 1 Rochester New York 1 dead, 3 injured

January 30 Albany New York 1 dead, 4 injured   

January 29 McKees Rocks Pennsylvania  2 dead, 3 injured            

January 28 Flint Michigan 1 dead, 4 injured

January 27 Santa Ana California 0 dead, 4 injured

January 25 Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. 1 dead, 4 injured

January 24 Las Vegas Nevada 0 dead, 5 injured

January 24 Indianapolis Indiana 6 dead, 1 injured            

January 22 Covington Kentucky  0 dead, 5 injured            

January 21 Oakland California 1 dead, 3 injured

January 20 Crowley Louisiana 0  dead, 4 injured

January 18 Tobyhanna Pennsylvania 0 dead, 4 injured

January 17 Phoenix Arizona 0 dead, 5 injured     

January 17 Phoenix Arizona 1 dead, 6 injured

January 16 Kankakee Illinois 0 dead, 5 injured    

January 16 San Francisco California 0 dead, 5 injured

January 15 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 0 dead, 4 injured

January 11 Miami Florida 0 dead, 4 injured

January 9 Houston Texas 1 dead , 3 injured

January 9 Chicago and Evanston Illinois 6 dead, 2 injured

January 7 Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. 0 dead, 5 injured

January 6 Manassas Virginia 1 dead, 3 injured

January 6 Livingston Texas 1 dead, 3 injured

January 5 Tampa Florida 0 dead, 5 injured

January 4 Lauderhill Florida 0 dead, 7 injured

January 4 New Orleans Louisiana 0 dead, 4 injured

January 3 Miami Florida 0 dead, 4 injured

January 3 Miami Florida 0 dead, 8 injured

January 3 Gresham Oregon 0 dead, 4 injured

January 3 Houston Texas 1 dead , 4 injured

January 3 Santa Barbara California 2 dead, 2 injured

January 3 Shreveport Louisiana 2 dead, 3 injured

January 1 Galesburg Illinois 0 dead, 4 injured     

January 1 Sioux City Iowa 1 dead, 4 injured

January 1 Amarillo Texas 1 dead , 3 injured

January 1 Fort Smith Arkansas 0 dead, 7 injured

What was the most recent mass shooting to occur?

Ten people tragically died in a gun massacre at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado on March 22, 2021.

Ahmad Alissa was named as the alleged shooter by Boulder Police Chief who shot victims one by one with a rifle.

Footage from the March 22 shooting showed a shirtless Alissa covered in blood being led away in handcuffs.

Witnesses said a man in tactical gear was silent as he carefully picked off his victims with a rifle in the parking lot before moving inside the store.

“He just came in and started shooting,” one shopper told The Denver Post.

Another said the gunman “let off a couple of shots, then was silent, and then he let off a couple more. He wasn’t spraying.”

Boulder, Colorado officials announced that Alissa is being charged with 10 counts of murder in the first degree.

Little is known about Alissa, 21, however, Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold named Alissa as the shooter during an 8.30am press conference on March 23.

According to officials, Alissa is from Arvada, Colorado, just 20 miles south of Boulder.

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