A List Of Mass Shootings in The United States So Far in 2023

by | May 7, 2023 | COMMUNITY NEWS, PINNED, POLITICS

Another tragic mass shooting occurred yesterday, and like many of you, we find ourselves growing increasingly desensitized to these all-too-frequent events. As members of both the media and the Richmond community, we acknowledge that simply writing another opinion piece isn’t going to make a difference. However, remaining silent is not the answer, so we have chosen to compile and track a list of mass shootings throughout the year.

We present this list of mass shootings, as classified by various sources and defined in this article as incidents involving four or more victims. We have also included links to original reporting by local and state media for your reference.

We encourage you to conduct your own research and contact your local and state representatives to share your thoughts. This list will be updated periodically throughout the year.

Moreover, if you fail to exercise your right to VOTE, you contribute to the problem.

DEFINITION OF MASS SHOOTING
A precise definition of a mass shooting is not universally agreed upon, but it generally involves multiple victims of firearm-related violence. Different organizations use varying criteria, with the nonprofit research group Gun Violence Archive defining a mass shooting as an event where four or more people, excluding the perpetrator(s), are shot in one location at approximately the same time.

Other sources, such as The Washington Post and Mother Jones, have similar definitions but with slightly different criteria.

The crowdsourced Mass Shooting Tracker project has the broadest definition, including any incident where four or more individuals are shot, including the perpetrator. A 2019 study published in Injury Epidemiology proposed a definition that accounts for both fatalities and non-fatal injuries, defining a mass shooting as an event where four or more people, excluding the shooter, are shot in a single incident, regardless of motive, setting, or the number of deaths.

Here are the 2023 US mass shooting statistics by month compiled with the help of Wikipedia.
January: 52 mass shootings, with a total of 87 dead and 205 wounded. None occurred at a school or university or place of worship.
February: 43 mass shootings, with a total of 54 dead and 160 wounded. Two occurred at a school or university, and none at a place of worship.
March: 40 mass shootings, with a total of 55 dead and 110 wounded. One occurred at a school or university, and none at a place of worship.
April: 51 mass shootings, with a total of 61 dead and 235 wounded. None occurred at a school or university or place of worship.
The data for May through December is not available yet.

By this criteria, as of May 7th, 2023, there were 185 mass shootings in the US in 2023, resulting in a total of 254 deaths and 708 wounded.

By this criteria, there were 695 mass shootings in the US in 2022, resulting in a total of 762 deaths and 2902 wounded.

We will update this list throughout the year.

May 6
Columbus (3), Ohio: 2 dead, 3 injured, 5 total – South Linden shooting with perpetrator committing suicide.
Allen, Texas: 9 dead, 7 injured, 16 total – Allen Premium Outlets mall shooting.
Chico, California: 1 dead, 5 injured, 6 total – Shooting at a party near California State University, Chico campus.

May 5
Natchez, Mississippi: 2 dead, 2 injured, 4 total – Parking lot shooting.
Vicksburg, Mississippi: 2 dead, 2 injured, 4 total – Shooting at Jacques’ Bar (night club).
St. Louis (2), Missouri: 2 dead, 2 injured, 4 total – Cherokee Street shooting.
Ocean Springs, Mississippi: 1 dead, 6 injured, 7 total – Cinco de Mayo party shooting at a restaurant.
Bastrop, Louisiana: 2 dead, 2 injured, 4 total – Shooting involving juveniles.

May 3
Chicago (5), Illinois: 0 dead, 4 injured, 4 total – South Side block-long incident.
Atlanta (2), Georgia: 1 dead, 4 injured, 5 total – 2023 Atlanta shooting at Northside Hospital facility.

May 2
DeKalb County, Georgia: 2 dead, 2 injured, 4 total – Triple shooting.
Lake Wales, Florida: 5 dead, 0 injured, 5 total – Shooting at an apartment and police standoff at a motel.

May 1
Henryetta, Oklahoma: 7 dead, 0 injured, 7 total – Shooting involving a registered sex offender.

April 30
Lawrence, Massachusetts: 1 dead, 5 injured, 6 total – House party shooting.
Mojave, California: 4 dead, 0 injured, 4 total – Remote home shooting.
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi: 2 dead, 4 injured, 6 total – House party shooting.

April 29
Auburn, Washington: 0 dead, 4 injured, 4 total – Shooting at an illegal street racing event.
Columbia, South Carolina: 0 dead, 11 injured, 11 total – Park shooting and vehicle-related injuries.

April 28
Philadelphia (7), Pennsylvania: 3 dead, 1 injured, 4 total – Lawncrest neighborhood home shooting.
San Jacinto County, Texas: 5 dead, 0 injured, 5 total – 2023 Cleveland, Texas shooting.

April 23
San Francisco (2), California: 1 dead, 4 injured, 5 total – North Beach neighborhood shooting.
Jasper County, Texas: 0 dead, 11 injured, 11 total – After-prom party shooting.

April 22
Winston-Salem, North Carolina: 1 dead, 4 injured, 5 total – Outdoor party shooting.

April 21
Washington (4), District of Columbia: 0 dead, 7 injured, 7 total – Southeast DC shooting.
Rockmart, Georgia: 0 dead, 4 injured, 4 total

April 13
Hartford, Connecticut: 4 injured at Seaside Park; 3 arrested

April 12
Toledo, Ohio: 6 injured at a large gathering at Smith Park
Fort Wayne, Indiana: 1 killed, 3 injured outside an apartment complex
Goldsboro, North Carolina: 1 killed, 5 injured near a Piggly Wiggly store
Trenton (2), New Jersey: 4 injured in a drive-by at an intersection

April 11
Washington (3), District of Columbia: 1 killed, 3 injured at a funeral home

April 10
Louisville, Kentucky: 6 killed, 8 injured at an Old National Bank branch
Guayama, Puerto Rico: 3 killed, 2 wounded at a corner store

April 9
Orlando, Florida: 3 killed, 2 wounded during an Easter egg hunt

April 8
Houston (3), Texas: 4 injured at The Selena apartment complex

April 7
Isle of Palms, South Carolina: 6 injured on a beach near a condo
New Orleans (5), Louisiana: 4 injured on Interstate 10
Park Forest, Illinois: 1 killed, 3 injured at a family gathering

April 6
Philadelphia (6), Pennsylvania: 4 injured in Nicetown–Tioga neighborhood

April 5
Virginia Beach, Virginia: 4 injured
Kansas City, Kansas: 6 injured during a shootout after undercover fentanyl investigation

April 4
Philadelphia (5), Pennsylvania: 1 killed, 4 injured in Kensington neighborhood

April 3
Jackson, Tennessee: 4 injured in a car
Atlanta (1), Georgia: 1 killed, 3 injured at Flipper Temple Apartments complex
Pueblo, Colorado: 1 killed, 3 injured

April 2
Fayetteville, North Carolina: 1 killed, 4 injured at EV Lounge hookah bar
Washington (2), District of Columbia: 4 injured on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Moreno Valley, California: 4 injured

April 1
Oklahoma City (2), Oklahoma: 3 killed, 3 injured at a bar
Los Angeles (5), California: 1 killed, 3 injured in Trader Joe’s parking lot
Baltimore (4), Maryland: 3 killed, 1 injured

March 29
Memphis (6), Tennessee: 2 killed, 5 injured outside Hickory Hill restaurant

March 27
Nashville, Tennessee: 7 killed, 1 injured at Covenant School
Milwaukee (2), Wisconsin: 5 injured outside Prime Social restaurant and bar

March 26
Philadelphia (4), Pennsylvania: 2 killed, 2 injured in North Philadelphia
Little Rock, Arkansas: 2 killed, 5 wounded
Hempstead, New York: 4 injured near a child’s birthday party
Minden, Louisiana: 4 shot during a family event at Ewell Park Recreation Center
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota: 6 injured in a Girl Scouts headquarters parking lot

March 25
Williamston, North Carolina: 5 shot during a party in a public housing development
Shreveport (3), Louisiana: 1 killed, 5 injured in random pedestrian shooting

March 23
Baltimore (3), Maryland: 1 killed, 5 injured in West Baltimore

March 21
Trenton, New Jersey: 4 injured in a drive-by shooting
Sumter, South Carolina: 5 killed in a murder-suicide

March 20
Milwaukee (1), Wisconsin: 1 killed, 5 injured

March 18
Columbus (2), Ohio: 2 killed, 4 injured inside Tha Plug nightclub
Chicago (4), Illinois: 4 injured in South Shore restaurant shooting
Dallas (4), Texas: 4 hospitalized from a shooting at an intersection

March 15
Modesto, California: 2 killed, 2 injured in a residential shooting

March 14
Birmingham and St. Clair County, Alabama: 4 killed

March 13
Lubbock, Texas: 4 injured in south Lubbock

March 12
Dallas (3), Texas: 4 killed in Northwest Dallas apartment complex

March 10
Miami Lakes, Florida: 5 killed in a murder-suicide

March 8
Los Angeles (4), California: 1 killed, 3 injured A career criminal opened fire on police officers in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood, injuring three, before dying.
Pine Bluff, Arkansas: 2 killed, 2 injured – Shooting in parked car at apartment complex

March 7
Memphis (5), Tennessee: 4 injured – South Memphis shooting

March 6
Memphis (4), Tennessee: 2 killed, 2 injured – Domestic incident at an apartment
La Riviera, California: 2 killed, 2 injured – Shooting at residential home

March 5
Lake City, Florida: 4 injured – Shooter opened fire twice near noon
Bolingbrook, Illinois: 3 killed, 1 injured – Home invasion with teenager arrested
Shreveport (2), Louisiana: 4 injured – Drive-by shooting at Baptist church parking lot

March 4
Cape Girardeau, Missouri: 5 injured – Shooting at a bar
Douglasville, Georgia: 2 killed, 6 injured – House party shooting
Los Angeles (3), California: 5 injured – Shooting near beach in San Pedro neighborhood

March 1
Kansas City (1), Missouri: 1 killed, 3 injured – Police officers injured during search warrant execution
Cocoa, Florida: 4 killed – Domestic incident at home

February 27
New Richmond, Ohio: 4 killed, 1 injured – Murder-suicide at home
Memphis (3), Tennessee: 2 killed, 2 injured – Shooting near a park in South Memphis

February 26
Machesney Park, Illinois: 4 injured – Shooting at a bar
Pompano Beach, Florida: 2 killed, 2 injured – Shooting in front of a convenience store
Memphis (2), Tennessee: 1 killed, 4 injured – Shooting near intersection in Southwest Memphis
Detroit (1), Michigan: 2 killed, 2 injured – Shooting on Detroit’s East Side

February 25
Saint Paul, Minnesota: 2 killed, 3 injured – Shooting at senior housing community parking lot
West Palm Beach, Florida: 1 killed, 3 injured – Shooting at an apartment

February 23
Philadelphia (3), Pennsylvania: 7 injured – Shooting near a school in North Philadelphia

February 22
Pine Hills, Florida: 3 killed, 2 injured – Killing of Dylan Lyons

February 21
Colorado Springs, Colorado: 5 injured – Shooting outside a gas station

February 20
Cataño, Puerto Rico: 3 killed, 2 injured – Shooting at a birthday party

February 19
Chicago (3), Illinois: 3 killed, 3 injured – Shooting on I-57 in South Side
New Orleans (4), Louisiana: 1 killed, 4 injured – Shooting at an intersection along parade route
Linden, New Jersey: 4 killed – Murder-suicide at home
St. Louis (1), Missouri: 4 injured – Shooting in Downtown St. Louis
Memphis (1), Tennessee: 1 killed, 10 injured – 7 injured at Live Lounge, 4 others shot nearby
Indianapolis, Indiana: 5 injured – Shooting at a gas station

February 18
Columbus (2), Georgia: 2 killed, 2 injured – Shooting at a motel involving two children
Galena Park, Texas: 5 killed, 2 injured – Domestic dispute, sexual assault, and suicide
Horry County, South Carolina: 4 injured – Shooting outside of Loris

February 17
Columbus (1), Georgia: 9 injured – Shooting at a gas station involving juveniles

February 15
Baltimore (2), Maryland: 4 injured – Shooting at a gas station in southeastern Baltimore
El Paso, Texas: 1 killed, 3 injured – Shooting at Cielo Vista Mall

February 14
Buffalo, New York: 5 injured – Altercation escalation
Sweetwater, Tennessee: 1 killed, 4 injured – Shooting at a residence involving a child
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: 4 injured – Shooting of teenagers outside Westinghouse High School

February 13
East Lansing, Michigan: 4 killed, 5 injured – 2023 Michigan State University shooting
Paterson, New Jersey: 4 injured – Shooting of two teenagers and two adults

February 12
Louisville, Mississippi: 1 killed, 5 injured – Multiple shooters at a parking lot

February 10
New York City (2), New York: 4 injured – Drive-by shooting outside a smoke shop in Coney Island, Brooklyn
New York City (1), New York: 2 killed, 2 injured – Shooting outside Popeyes restaurant in the Crotona neighborhood of the Bronx

February 9
Harvey, Louisiana: 4 killed – Family murder-suicide

February 8
Laurinburg, North Carolina: 4 injured – Drive-by shooting involving three teenagers and one man
New Orleans (3), Louisiana: 2 killed, 5 injured – Shooting at an intersection in New Orleans East
Elizabeth City, North Carolina: 4 injured – Shooting of four teenagers

February 6
Corpus Christi, Texas: 1 killed, 4 injured – Shooting after an argument escalated

February 5
Stockton, California: 1 killed, 3 injured – Shooting in downtown Stockton
Tucson, Arizona: 1 killed, 3 injured – Shooting at a house party in Southeast Tucson
Newport, Arkansas: 1 killed, 4 injured – Shooting at a concert
Falcon, Colorado: 1 killed, 4 injured – Shooting in the Meridian Ranch neighborhood

February 4
Huntsville, Texas: 2 killed, 2 injured – Shooting at a house party near Sam Houston State University

February 1
Los Angeles (2), California: 5 injured – Drive-by shooting in South Los Angeles
Texas City, Texas: 4 injured – Shooting at an apartment complex

January 31,
Durham (2), North Carolina: 2 killed, 2 injured – Shooting in a Durham neighborhood

January 30
Lakeland, Florida: 11 injured – Targeted attack at a neighborhood intersection
Dallas (2), Texas: 1 killed, 3 injured – Shooting in southern Dallas

January 29
Greensboro, North Carolina: 1 killed, 6 injured – Shooting at a nightclub
Columbus (1), Ohio: 1 killed, 3 injured – Shooting at a strip club in northeast Columbus

January 28
Andrews, South Carolina: 2 dead, 2 injured; two deceased victims were found lying in a road, while two injured were found nearby
Austin, Texas: 1 dead, 4 injured, two critically, at a hookah lounge in northeast Austin
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 4 injured in a shooting in the Oxford Circle neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia
Los Angeles, California: 3 dead, 4 critically injured in a shooting in the Beverly Crest neighborhood

January 26
Newark, New Jersey: 1 dead, 4 injured on the sidewalk outside a liquor store in downtown Newark
Lancaster, Pennsylvania: 4 injured in a shooting at a McDonald’s after a fight broke out

January 24
Red Springs, North Carolina: 3 dead, 1 critically injured in a shooting

January 23
Oakland, California: 1 dead, 7 injured in a shootout at a gas station near the filming of a music video; police believe the motive is gang-related
Half Moon Bay, California: 7 dead, 1 critically injured in the 2023 Half Moon Bay shootings at two farms; all victims were farmworkers and a suspect was arrested for the shootings
Chicago, Illinois: 2 dead, 3 injured; suspects opened fire on people in a South Shore apartment
Dodge City, Kansas: 1 dead, 5 injured; a suspect opened fire at deputies, shooting three deputies and a woman before being killed in a shootout with police

January 22
Tunica Resorts, Mississippi: 4 injured outside a casino early in the morning after an individual in a vehicle opened fire
Shreveport, Louisiana: 5 adults and 3 children injured in a home, four of them critically
Brookhaven, Georgia: 1 dead, 3 injured at an apartment complex
Baton Rouge, Louisiana: 12 injured, three critically, in a shooting at a bar

January 21-22
Monterey Park, California: 12 dead, 9 injured in the 2023 Monterey Park shooting; a 72-year-old man killed 11 people and injured 9 others at a dance studio after a Lunar New Year celebration in the city

January 18
Lynchburg, Virginia: 4 injured, two critically, after two groups opened fire on each other in a parking lot

January 17
Houston, Texas: 4 injured in a drive-by shooting of a convenience store in Northeast Houston

January 16
Sanford, Florida: 1 dead, 5 injured in a targeted car-to-car shooting at an intersection
Fort Pierce, Florida: 1 dead, 11 injured in a shooting at a park during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event; the shooting stemmed from a disagreement between two parties
Goshen, California: 6 dead, including a baby and a teenager, in a shooting at a home

January 15
Houston, Texas: 1 dead, 4 injured; a shooter opened fire outside a club in north Houston
Rockford, Illinois: 3 dead, 2 injured in multiple shootings
Phoenix, Arizona: 4 injured, including a pregnant woman, in a townhouse
Homestead, Florida: 1 dead, 3 injured in a drive-by shooting near an intersection

January 13
Cleveland, Ohio: 4 dead, 1 injured; a man went inside a home in the west side and opened fire, shooting five family members, killing four, before being taken into custody

January 9
Minneapolis, Minnesota: 4 injured in a shooting near the Lake Street/Midtown station at about 8:00 p.m.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 3 dead, 1 critically injured in the Mayfair neighborhood
Denver, Colorado: 4 injured in a shooting near an intersection in the LoDo neighborhood

January 8
Albany, Georgia: 4 injured, including three teenagers, in a drive-by shooting while playing basketball in Driskell Park
Minneapolis, Minnesota: 4 injured; a woman and three men wounded outside of a party on Hennepin Avenue

January 7
Huntsville, Alabama: 2 dead, 13 wounded during a shootout between two groups at a birthday party held in a strip mall
Lee Township, Michigan: 4 dead; a man killed his wife and two daughters before killing himself
High Point, North Carolina: 5 dead; a man killed his three children and his wife before killing himself

January 6
San Francisco, California: 1 dead, 3 injured near a police station in the Mission District
Dallas, Texas: 3 dead, 2 injured in the parking lot of an apartment building in North Dallas

January 5
New Orleans, Louisiana: 2 dead, 3 injured in a shooting in Central City
Miami Gardens, Florida: 10 injured outside a restaurant during the filming of a music video for rapper French Montana

January 4
Enoch, Utah: 8 dead in the killing of the Haight family; a man fatally shot his five children, wife, and mother-in-law before killing himself
Baltimore, Maryland: 1 dead, 4 injured in a shooting of five teenage boys at a mall in West Baltimore
Dumfries, Virginia: 1 dead, 4 injured in a domestic dispute where a man shot his teenage girlfriend, her three siblings, and a teenage relative

January 3
New Orleans, Louisiana: 4 injured in the Hoffman Triangle neighborhood
Washington, District of Columbia: 1 dead, 3 males injured (including an eight-year-old boy) after two shooters opened fire near an intersection in Northwest DC

January 1
Ocala, Florida: 2 dead, 4 injured in an early-morning shooting amid a crowd of approximately 100 people
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: 1 dead, 3 injured in a downtown parking lot
Mifflin Township, Ohio: 1 dead, 4 injured at a strip club near John Glenn Columbus International Airport after an argument escalated into gunfire.
Allentown, Pennsylvania: 4 adults injured near a recreation center
Chicago, Illinois: 1 dead, 3 teenagers wounded in Washington Park during a car-to-car shooting
Durham, North Carolina: 5 injured in a drive-by shooting outside a Subway restaurant
Clinton, Maryland: 2 adults killed, 2 others injured (including a child) in a domestic violence incident

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