Since a gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and killed 20 children, six adults, and himself, at least 1,065 people have died in mass shootings in the United States.
This includes the 49 men and women killed early Sunday morning at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, according to data from the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive.
GVA scours local news reports to track as many incidents of gun violence as possible. Its database shows that all but three states have experienced mass shootings (Hawaii, Idaho, and Wyoming). Mass shootings have killed at least 66 children under the age of 12 — and, at minimum, 85 teenagers.
The first victim of a mass shooting after Sandy Hook identified in the GVA database is Bernard Gillis, a 20-year-old man killed early in the morning of January 1. He was shot and killed at a New Year’s Eve party outside of Los Angeles.
The most recent victims of mass shootings are those who died on June 12 at Pulse. In between those deaths, there were more than 1,000 other victims of gun violence — and in this story, you’ll learn a bit more about them.
There are many casualties of mass shootings — but many more who suffer injuries after gun violence. The GVA database estimates that at least 3,942 people have been injured by gun violence since Sandy Hook.
The most recent injuries actually happened after the Orlando massacre in two separate mass shootings on June 13. Shots broke out at a graduation party in Fresno, California, injuring four people. One woman was reportedly shot multiple times; a 14-year-old boy was also injured. A dog at the home also suffered a bullet wound.
On the same day, five teenagers were injured in a shooting at a playground in New York City.
The GVA data shows that just over 70 percent of the victims of mass shootings are male and just under 28 percent are female.
Amiracle Williams was shot to death on October 17, 2014, when gunfire broke out on her front lawn in Detroit. She was 3 years old and is among the estimated 66 children under the age of 12 who died in mass shootings.
Children under 18 make up a minority of mass shooting victims, about 14 percent. This includes at least 85 teenagers, 48 children between 5 and 12, and 18 children under the age of 5. But data doesn’t capture the heartbreak of these shootings, so here are the names of some of these kids:
The youngest mass shooting victims that GVA has recorded are Hayden and Kayden Hiatt, twin girls killed at 5 months old in a murder-suicide by their father. The oldest was 91-year-old Luis Aguiar, killed during a Phoenix shooting spree in 2013.
GVA has tracked mass shooting events since 2013. It uses the FBI definition of a mass shooting: incidents where four or more people (not counting the shooter) were shot at the same general time and location. The database’s researchers comb through hundreds of news stories, police reports, and other sources each day and individually verify the reports. Still, since some shootings aren't reported, the database is likely missing some shootings, and some are missing details.
We combed through GVA’s data, removing duplicate entries and verifying numbers. Due to the nature of organization’s data collection methods, there may be some errors. Contact us if you have any more information about the shootings and victims.
Below you’ll see the name, age, and location of death of every mass shooting victim we know about since January 2013.
Correction: The original version of this article misstated how Jamiyah Sims was killed.