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Some of the most recent deadly U.S. mass shootings


A gunman opened fire Saturday at a shopping mall in El Paso, killing and injuring dozens of people.

A list of some of the deadliest mass shootings in the U.S. in the last two years:

May 31, 2019: Longtime city worker DeWayne Craddock opened fire in a building that houses Virginia Beach, Va., government offices. He killed 12 people and wounded several others before he was gunned down by police.

Feb. 15, 2019: Gary Martin killed five co-workers at a manufactur­ing plant in Aurora, Ill., during a disciplina­ry meeting where he was fired. He wounded one other employee and five of the first police officers to arrive at the suburban Chicago plant before he was killed during a shootout police.

Nov. 7, 2018: Ian David Long killed 12 people at a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif., before taking his own life. Long was a Marine combat veteran of the war in Afghanista­n.

Oct. 27, 2018: Robert Bowers is accused of opening fire at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh during Shabbat morning services, killing 11 and injuring others. It’s the deadliest attack on Jews in the U.S. in history.

June 28, 2018: Jarrod Ramos shot through the windows of the Capital Gazette offices in Annapolis, Md., before turning the weapon on employees there, killing five at the Capital newspaper. Authoritie­s say Ramos had sent threatenin­g letters to the newspaper prior to the attack.

May 18, 2018: Dimitrios Pagourtzis began shooting during an art class at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. The 17-year-old killed eight students and two teachers and 13 others were wounded. Explosive were found at the school and off campus.

Feb. 14, 2018: Nikolas Cruz shot and killed 17 students and staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. It surpassed Columbine High School as the deadliest shooting at a high school in U.S. history.

Nov. 5, 2017: Devin Patrick Kelley, who had been discharged from the Air Force after a conviction for domestic violence, used an AR-style firearm to shoot up a congregati­on at a small church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing more than two dozen.

Oct. 1, 2017: Stephen Paddock opened fire on an outdoor music festival on Nevada’s Las Vegas Strip from the 32nd floor of a hotel-casino, killing 58 people and wounding more than 500. SWAT teams with explosives then stormed his room and found he had killed himself.

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