The deadliest 37 mass shootings of 2021 so far (1/1 – 7/31)

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Mass shootings are usually defined as four or more gunshot victims. We defined “deadliest” in terms of the most fatalities. This list consists of all the mass shootings with four or more gunshot victims and three or more fatalities.

Key Findings:

  • Despite the media hype around “White Mass Shooters,” only a small minority of mass shooters are White.
  • A large majority of all mass shooters are Black, even though Blacks only constitute about 14% of the US population.
  • Of the 37 mass shootings, there were only two where the shooter exclusively targeted members of a different race. In both cases, Whites were the victims.
  • Black mass shooters, on average, tend to cause fewer fatalities than other races, but still caused about 52% of all fatalities in shootings where the race of the perpetrator is known.

Ten killed in Colorado:

On March 22nd, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, a 21-year-old Arab man born in Syria, shot and killed ten people at a grocery store.

Alissa had a past history of racial and religious conflicts with people at his High School. In 2018 he was convicted of misdemeanor assault for a racially charged attacked on another student. All of his victims are White, six women and four males.

Samuel Cassidy

Nine killed in California:

On May 26th, a man killed nine co-workers in San Jose, California. The perpetrator was Samuel Cassidy, 57, who committed suicide afterward.

Robert Aaron Long

Eight killed, one injured in Georgia:

On March 16th, Robert Aaron Long shot nine people at three different Asian massage parlors in the Atlanta area. The fatalities include six Asian females, a White female, and a White male. A Latino victim was also shot but survived.

Long was obsessed with pornography and using prostitutes. He frequented at least two of the parlor to acquire prostitutes. He had previously lived at a treatment center for sex addiction, ut one of the parlors was located within walking distance of the center and he continued to go there.

The day before the shooting, his parents kicked him out of their house because he spent several hours per day watching pornography.

Victims who were fatally shot


Brandon Hole

Eight killed, three injured in Indiana:

On April 15th, Brandon Hole went on a spree shooting inside the Indianapolis, IN FedEx distribution center. Hole worked at the center and had just been fired. Hole’s own mother previously warned police of an impending violent incident. He was investigated by local police and the FBI. His guns were taken away, but the FBI never barred him from purchasing new guns. So he purchased more guns and passed the background checks.

His Facebook page was full of things about My Little Pony.

Victims who were fatally shot
Jarron Pridgeon

Six killed, one injured in Oklahoma:

On February 2nd, five children and one adult male were murdered inside a home in Muskogee, OK. Another adult woman was injured. Police have arrested Jarron Pridgeon. He has been charged with six counts of first-degree murder, shooting with intent to kill, and possession of a firearm after conviction or during probation.

His victims include Jalaiya Pridgeon, 1, Jaidus Pridgeon, 3, Harmony Anderson, 5, Neveah Pridgeon, 6, Que’dynce Anderson, 9, and Javarion Lee, 24. The female victim is Brittany Anderson, the mother of the five children. Javarion Lee is the brother of Jarron Pridgeon.

In 2019, Pridgeon was convicted of a felony for hitting a woman with a large piece of concrete. The judge gave him a deferred sentence and he was free to go.

Victims who were fatally shot

Six killed, one injured in Indiana:

Raymond Childs

On January 24th, a seventeen-year-old killed his parents, older brother, younger sister, an adult woman, and an unborn baby that was due on February 1st. He also injured his younger brother. Police have arrested Raymond Childs, 17. They saw he slaughtered his family after getting into an argument with his father. Raymond was in a hip hop band called Nu Street with his two brothers when they were younger. More recently his older brother Elijah had been publishing gangster rap videos on Youtube. Raymond appears to have used a short-barrelled Kalashnikov, configured as a pistol, which his older brother had been using for his rap videos.

Victims who were fatally shot.
Philip Adams

Six killed in South Carolina:

On April 7th, former NFL player Phillip Adams shot and killed six people inside a home in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Two of the victims were small children. The victims include an elderly couple, their two grandchildren, and two other men working inside the house. No motive has ever been discussed publicly.

The family of the shooter blamed his murders on head injuries from playing football. Some experts have dismissed this theory.

Six killed in Colorado:

On May 9th, Teodoro Macias, 28, carried out a spree shooting at a birthday party in Colorado Springs, CO. The perpetrator was the ex-boyfriend of one of the victims. He committed suicide after the shooting. The shooting occurred at the Cantebury Mobile Home Park.

Five killed, three injured in Illinois:

On June 15th, eight people were shot at a house party in Chicago, IL. Four female and one male victim were killed. The suspect is a Black male who was never publicly identified. A birthday party was being held at the time. Police say the perpetrator appeared to have hunted and targetted specific people. The suspect is a Black male who may still be at large. The media never reported an arrest.

Three of the five fatalities.
Jason Nightengale

Five killed, two injured in Illinois:

On January 9th, Jason Nightengale, 32, shot seven people on the south side of the Chicago metro area. Five of his victims died. The rampage was only ended when Nightengale himself was shot and killed by police.

Police say Nightengale killed Yiran Fan, 30, a University of Chicago Grad student, in a parking garage in East Hyde Park. Then he moved to the Barclay condo building and killed Aisha Johnson, 46, and wounded an unnamed 77-year-old woman.

He then drove to a convenience store in Brainerd and killed Anthony Faulkner Jr., 20, and wounded an unnamed 81-year-old woman. After leaving the store, he killed Damia Smith, 15, by shooting her in the head through the window of a car.

Four hours later he arrived at an IHOP in Evanston and killed Marta Torres, 61. He was shot and killed by police in the parking lot of the IHOP.

Victims who were fatally shot.
Malik Halfacre

Four killed, one wounded in Indiana:

On March 13th. Malik Halfacre, allegedly carried out a spree shooting that killed four and wounded a fifth person. One of the victims is a young child. A six-month-old baby was initially reported missing but recovered.

The police say Halfacre got into an argument over a stimulus check.

The victims who were fatally shot.

Four killed, one injured in Maryland:

On March 28th, Joshua Green went on a shooting spree in Essex, Maryland. He shot and killed his parents. Then he shot three people at a convenience store. Two of those victims died.

Afterward, he set his apartment on fire and shot himself in the parking lot of his apartment complex. Police have not stated the race of the suspect in any public communication. The media has not published any pictures of the shooter or his murdered parents. The sister of the shooter posted a statement on Facebook, which was picked up by local media. However, the media censored her name and did not show a picture. Police say they do not have a motive.

Four killed, one wounded in California:

On July 25th, Jose Manuel Ramirez Jr., a 41-year-old Latino male, killed his wife and two sons. He also shot two deputies, killing one of them. It took place in Wasco, Texas.

Four killed, one wounded in California:

On March 31st, there was a spree shooting inside an office building in Orange, CA. Police say Aminadab Gaxiola Gonzalez, a 44-year-old Latino, locked the doors of his workplace and targeted co-workers. Four people were killed, one of whom is a nine-year-old boy. A female victim was shot and listed as critical.

The victims who were fatally shot.
Farhan & Tanvir

Four killed in Texas:

On April 3rd, four family members were murdered in Allen, Texas. Two brothers, Farhan and Tanvir Towhid, killed their parents, their grandmother and their sister. The two brothers committed suicide afterward. The family is central Asian.

Four killed in Texas:

On July 20th, three men killed four people during a home invasion in Jacksonville, Texas. The victims are Jeff Gerla, 47, Amanda Bain, 39, Ami Hickey, 39, and John Clinton, 18.

The two female victims had met one of the perpetrators on a dating app.


Four killed in North Carolina:

On April 28th, Isaac Alton Barnes, 32, killed four people in Boone, North Carolina. The victims include a couple and two police officers. Barnes’ family says he attacked his father with a knife days earlier. They say they reported the attack to the police, but nothing was done.

John Steckel

Four killed in Ohio:

On May 24th, four people were killed in West Jefferson, Ohio. The suspect is John Steckel, 35. Police say the suspect is an ex-con who knew all of his victims. The motive is unknown.

Kevin Dawkins

Three killed, eleven injured in New Jersey:

On May 22nd, fourteen people were shot in Bridgeton, NJ at a birthday party. The suspect is Darrell Dawkins, 36.

Three killed, six (maybe seven) injured in Florida:

On June 6th, nine people were shot during a drive-by shooting targeting a graduation party in Kendall Florida. Two Black males and a Black female were killed. They are all related. The suspects are multiple Black males that were in two different vehicles. Three Black males, aged 17-19, were arrested for a separate but related shooting twenty minutes earlier the same night. Police say those suspects opened fire on a car that had left the party, hitting the driver in the leg. Police believe these suspects were parked outside the graduation party watching people, but the timeline makes it had to pin the mass shooting on them. However, they are being blamed for the mass shooting on social media and there are alleged threats of retaliation against their family members. Police fear that this event will continue to produce victims.

Three killed, four injured in Ohio:

On June 12th, seven people were shot at a gas station in Cleveland, Ohio. Three male victims died. Three female victims and another male victim were injured. One Black male victim was identified in local media. Police are looking for one or more Black male suspects. Virtually nothing about the mass shooting was reported in the media. It was treated as a minor story.

Three killed, three injured in Tuscon, AZ:

Leslie Scralett

On July 18th, Leslie Stephen Scarlett, 35, shot six people in Tuscon, AZ. Three of them died. Scarlett set a house on fire and began shooting people. Then he opened fire on EMTs and firefighters. He was eventually shot and killed by police.

Three killed, five injured in California:

On June 20th, eight people were shot at a house party in Richmond, CA. The party was advertised on Facebook and attracted a huge crowd. A Black male was killed. The other two people who were fatally shot have Latino names. A suspect has never been identified publicly.

Dianthony Lake

Three killed, four injured in Missouri:

On June 21st, seven people were shot in St. Louis, MO. Three of them died. The suspect is Dianthony Lake, 29.

Three killed, four injured in North Carolina:

On April 3rd, 2021, seven people were shot during a mass shooting at a house party in Wilmington, NC. Three of the victim died. The suspect is Zymiryon Atkins, an 18-year-old Black male.

Taqualon Jones

Three killed, three injured in Texas:

On July 4th, six people were shot at a house party in Dallas, Texas. The suspects are Kejuan Lewis, 17, and Taqualon Jones, 19.

The victims are three Black males 17-year-old Mi’quaris Alexander, 19-year-old Hassan Blazer, and 22-year-old Alvin Ray Murray II.

Three killed, three injured in Wisconsin:

On April 17th, Rakayo A. Vinson was kicked out of the Somer Tavern in Somer, WI. He returned with a gun and opened fire. In total, three were killed and three people were injured.

Kevin T. Donaldson, 22, Cedric D. Gaston, 24, and Atkeem D. Stevenson, 26, were killed. The victims are all Black males.

Three killed, two injured in Ohio:

Chandra Moore

On February 28th, five people were shot, three fatally in the Evanston district of Cincinnati, Ohio. Brittany Wagoner, 28, Timothy Dugar, 33, and Andrew Wesley, 35, were all killed. A 17-year-old male and a 51-year-old male were both wounded.

The suspect, Chandra Moore, 55, fled to Detroit where police set up a perimeter around the Rivertown Inn & Suites. When Moore came out of the motel, police attempted to arrest him. He opened fire and shot and wounded when police returned fire. Morre will be extradited to Cincinnati to face murder charges.

Moore was married to Brittany Wagoner.

The victims who were fatally shot.
Xavier Davis

Three killed, one injured in Texas:

On June 30th, a family of four was shot in Houston, TX. The parents and a six-year-old child were killed. A ten-year-old child survived by playing dead. The suspect is Xavier Davis, 28.


Three killed, one injured in Maryland:

On May 8th, Everton Brown, 58, shot four people in Gwynn Oak, Maryland. Brown died in a shootout with police afterward. He initially started a fire to lure his victims out of their home before shooting them. The victims had previously called the police to complain about Brown. The victims are two Latinos and a Nepali, while the gunman is Black.

Micheal Tucker

Three killed two injured in Tennessee:

On March 26th, a spree shooter shot five people in Memphis, TN. Three of them were killed. No information is available on the victims yet other than gender. The deceased are two males and a female. The injured are a male and a female. Michael Tucker, a 49-year-old Black male, is the suspect. After a week on the run, Tucker barricaded himself in a motel room and committed suicide.

Three killed, two injured in Mississippi:

Dontrez Jordan
John Morton

On February 6th four people were shot at Club Outback in Bolivar County, MS. Three of the victims died. Initially, Dontrez Jordan was arrested. Jordan was already facing a felony charge before the shooting but was out on bond. He was charged with three counts of murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

On February 11th, John Morton was arrested. He was also charged with three counts of murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder. Both suspects have been denied bond.

As far as we can find, only one very small media website on the entire internet, DeltaNews, has ever reported this triple homicide. Two small articles in DeltaNews, and one tweet from an anchorwoman at a local NBC affiliate were all we could find.

The names of the victims, as far as we can tell, have never been reported.

Juan Carlos Bartolo and Juan R. Turcios

Three killed, one injured in Texas:

On March 10th, Juan Carlos Bartolo and Juan R. Turcios allegedly opened fire on a group of five people in Houston, Texas. Three people were killed, and one was injured. The fifth person did not get hit. The suspects and the victims are all Latino.

The victims who were fatally shot

Three killed, one injured in Arizona:

On March 16th, Gilbert Gonzalez shot four family members in Phoenix, AZ. Three of them died. Then he committed suicide. The shooter and the victims are all Latino. No pictures have been published.

Three killed, one injured in North Carolina:

On July 3rd, four people were shot at a house party in Chadbourne, NC. Three of them died. Police are looking for a Black male suspect.

Jermel Keaton

Three killed, one injured in Tennessee:

On June 27th, four people were shot at a rooming house in Memphis, TN. The suspect is Jermel Keaton, 28. After shooting four other people, Keaton called the landlord and said he “messed up the house” and told the landlord to call the police.

The media never identified the victims.

Cornelius Whitfield

Three killed, one injured in Florida:

On February 16th, Cornelius “Cornbread” Whitfield allegedly shot four family members in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Three of them died.

The victims who were fatally shot

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