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US saw highest number of mass killings on record in 2019

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By ITN News Editor December 29, 2019 13:37

US saw highest number of mass killings on record in 2019

According to researchers, the US suffered more mass killings in 2019 than any year on record. A database compiled by the Associated Press, USA Today and Northeastern University recorded 41 incidents and a total of 211 deaths. Mass killings are defined as four or more people being killed in the same incident, excluding the perpetrator. Among the deadliest in 2019 were the killings of 12 people in Virginia Beach in May and 22 in El Paso in August. Of the 41 cases in 2019, 33 involved firearms, researchers said. California had the highest number of mass killings per state, with eight.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 29, 2019 13:37