There Have Been More Than
600 Mass Shootings So Far in 2022
Júlia Ledur and Kate Rabinowitz / The Washington Post
(November 21, 2022) — There have been more than 600 mass shootings so far this year in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive.
At least five people were killed and 18 more injured in a shooting at Club Q, an LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs, this weekend. It comes less than a week after a shooting at University of Virginia in Charlottesville left three dead.
Mass shootings — where four or more people, not including the shooter, are injured or killed — have averaged more than one per day so far this year. Not a single week in 2022 has passed without at least four mass shootings.
Mass shootings have been on the rise in recent years. In 2021, almost 700 such incidents occurred, a jump from the 610 in 2020 and 417 in 2019. Before that, incidents had not topped 400 annually since the Gun Violence Archive started tracking in 2014.
Number and location of mass shootings in 2018.
2022 is close behind the high reached last year when comparing the same time period.
The toll is immense. Mass shootings have killed 621 people and injured 2,524 more through November 19th.
Mass shooting perpetrators..
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