Lest We Forget, America Suffered Its Deadliest Mass Shooting This Year

Those shootings were a punch in the gut (as were the deaths, days earlier, of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two black men killed by police in Louisiana and Minnesota, respectively). There have been 289 mass shooting incidents in 2016, according to the Gun Violence Archive, which compiles data from shootings where four or more people are killed or injured. Since Jan. 1, 2016, there have been at least 16 mass shootings in which four or more people were killed, not including the perpetrator, according to data collected by Everytown for Gun Safety. Running tallies of mass shootings, such as those compiled by Vice and other outlets, are virtually unreadable for their sheer length.

Los Angeles. Burlington and Belfair, Washington. Sinking Spring and Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. Roswell, New Mexico. Appling, Georgia. Peebles, Ohio. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Hesston, Kansas. Phoenix. Kalamazoo, Michigan. Chesapeake, Virginia.

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