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A mass shooting is most commonly defined as four or more victims.
Do you notice any patterns emerging in mass shootings for 2021 so far? Do these patterns fit the prevailing narratives espoused by the media and Hollywood?
#1 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 history of racial and religious conflicts with people at his High School. In 2018, he was convicted of misdemeanor assault for an unprovoked attack on a White classmate that he admitted was racially motivated. All of his victims are White, six women, and four males.
#2 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.
#3 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.
#4 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.
#5 Six killed, sixty-two injured in Wisconsin:
On November 21st, Darrel Edward Brooks carried out a major terrorist attack on a Christmas Parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin using his SUV as a weapon. He smashed through a police barricade as law enforcement fired shots as his car. Then he drove down the street and sped up when he get close to the parade. Witnesses say he drove in a zig zag pattern to hit as many people as possible.
Brooks had previously posted pro-BLM messages on social media and publicly fantasized about committing violence against White people. The attack occurred in a suburban area that is overwhelmingly White. All six of the fatalities and all of the injured people shown in the media are White.
#6 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.
#7 Six killed, one injured in Indiana:
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.
#8 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.
#9 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.
#10 Six killed, two injured in Illinois:
On June 15th, eight people were shot at a house party in Chicago, IL. Three female and two male victims 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 targeted specific people. The suspect may still be at large. The media never reported an arrest.
#11 Five killed, two injured in Colorado:
On December 27th, Lyndon James McLeod killed five people and wounded two others in Denver, CO. The killings were targeted. Many of the victims were tattoo artists who McLeod blamed for economic problems. McLeod previously owned a tattoo shop.
McLeod apparently also wrote violent novels and his killing spree may have been modelled after a character in one of his books. He died in a shootout with a female police officer. The officer was also wounded.
#12 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.
#13 Five killed in California:
On November 28th, five people were killed in Lancaster, California. Police say Germarcus David killed his four children and their grandmother.
#14 Four killed, seven injured in Michigan:
Eleven people were shot, four of them fatally, inside a school in Oxford, Michigan. Fifteen year old Ethan Crumbley has been charged.
#15 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.
#16 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.
#17 Four killed, one injured 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.
#18 Four killed, one injured 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.
#19 Four killed, one injured in Florida:
On September 5th, three adults and a baby were murdered in Lakeland, Florida. Another small child was injured. The suspect is Bryan Riley.
#20 Four killed, one injured in Tennessee:
On September 25th, four people were killed in Athens, TN. Curtis D. Smith, 38, was charged with four murders and multiple counts of attempted murder. His girlfriend was charged as an accomplice.
#21 Four killed in Minnesota:
On September 15th, four people were murdered in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Darren Lee McWright (Osbourne), 56, and Antoine Suggs, 38 have been charged. They are father and son.
The father and son duo allegedly gave four people a ride home from a bar and murdered all four. The victims are Natasha Flug-Presley, 30, Jasmine Sturm, 30, Matthew Pettus, 26, and Loyace Foreman III, 35.
#22 Four killed in Washington:
On October, 21st, four people were murdered in Tacoma, Washington. The suspect is 22 year old Maleke Dominque Pate. The suspect used fireworks as cover to carry out the quadruple murder.
#23 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.
#24 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.
#25 Four killed in Texas:
On September 5th, four people were killed in Houston, Texas. Two of the victims were children. The suspect is a Latino male named William Escano Yah.
#26 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.
#27 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.
#28 Four killed in Michigan:
On October 20th, four people were murdered in Farwell, MI. A 54 year old White female, Jody Boyer was charged with the murders.
#29 Three killed, twenty injured in Florida:
On May 30th,three people were killed, and another twenty injured outside of a rap concert in Hialeah, Florida. A twenty two year old Black male was charged. At least one other gunman is wanted, said to be a Black male over 18.
The fatalities are two males and two females.
#30 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.
#31 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.
#32 Three killed, four injured in Mississippi:
On December 31st, multiple Black males opened fire at a large neighborhood “block party” in Gulfport, Mississippi. Three victims were killed and four were injured.
#33 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.
#34 Three killed, three injured in Mississippi:
On October 15th, three people were killed and three were injured in Jackson, MS. The killings took place at Club Rain, a hip hop themed nightclub. Jeremy Jones has been charged with the killings.
#35 Three killed, three injured in Arizona:
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.
#36 Three killed, five injured in California:
On June 20th, eight people were shot during a drive-by shooting during a house party in Richmond, CA. Three of the victims died. The party was advertised on Facebook and attracted a huge crowd. The people living at the house were non-Spanish speaking Amerindians from Guatemala. Police say it was the second drive-by shooting on Guatemalans to occur in the Bay Area in the recent past.
Police say they are looking for two suspects, but have never publicly offered any description.
#37 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.
#38 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.
#39 Three killed, three injured in Washington:
On September 26th, three people were killed and one person was injured inside a bar in Des Moines, Washington. Joshua D. Puloka, a 44 year old Polynesian man, was charged with three counts of murder. Demarcus L. Simmons, a 38 year old Black male, was also charged with felony assault. Puloka and Simmons may have been hooting at each other.
#40 Three killed, three injured in North Carolina:
On December 2nd, three people were murdered in Elizabeth, North Carolina. Another three were injured. Ricky Etheridge Jr, 34, has been charged.
#41 Three killed, three injured in Texas:
On July 4th, six people were shot at a house party in Dallas, Texas. The suspects are two Black males. 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.
#42 Three killed, three injured in Washington DC:
On September 4th, six people were shot in Washington DC. Two Black males, Erwin Dubose Jr and Kamar Queen were arrested and charged.
The victims are Donnetta Dyson, 31, Keenan Braxton, 24 and Johnny Joyner, 37.
#43 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.
#44 Three killed, two injured in Ohio:
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.
#45 Three killed, two injured in Texas:
On August 15th, three people were killed and other two were injured. Two Latino males Daniel Barragan and Eduardo Delarosa were arrested.
April Rodriguez, Mauro Rodriguez and Daniel Martinez were all killed.
#46 Three killed, two injured in Norfolk, VA:
On November 3rd, three women were murdered in Norfolk, VA. Two other women were injured. The suspect is Ziontay Palmer, a 19 year old Black male.
#47 Three killed, two injured in Georgia:
On November 30th, a man killed two women and a police officer in Rex, Georgia. Two other people were injured, including a twelve year old boy, who was shot in the face. Arthur Allen Gilliam, a thirty five year old Black male, was shot and killed by police.
#48 Three killed, one injured in Arizona:
On November 14th, three people were killed and a fourth injured at the Plaza del Sol trailer park in Tucson, AZ. Police say the suspect, Marco Antonio Martinez, was shot and killed in self-defense. No one else was arrested. The shooting occurred at a party after two different Latino families got into a confrontation.
#49 Three killed, one injured in Texas:
On November 8th, three people were killed and a fourth was injured in Victoria, Texas. Emilio Miguel Macado, a 32 year old Latino male, was charged with the murders.
#50 Three killed, two injured in South Dakota:
On November 9th, three people were killed and two others injured during what is being called a domestic violence related mass shooting. It took place in Scotland, South Dakota.
#51 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.
#52 Three killed, two injured in Mississippi:
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.
#53 Three killed, two injured in New York:
On August 8th, three people were killed and two were injured in Brooklyn, NY. It is believed that the shooting was related to a Jamaican gang war that spread to the Jamaican community in New York City.
The suspects are one or more Black males. It is unclear if anyone was ever arrested.
#54 Three killed, one injured in Texas:
On December 27th, three people were killed at a Garland, Texas convenience store. One other victim was injured. Police say 14 year old Abel Elias Acosta was the gunman and his father acted as his getaway driver.
#55 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.
#56 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 and a Nepali, while the gunman is Black.
#57 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.
#58 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.
#59 Three killed, one injured in Wisconsin:
On October 7th, three people were killed and one injured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The suspect is a Black male.
#60 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.
#61 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.
#62 Three killed, one injured in Mississippi:
On October 12th, three people were killed, and an infant child was injured in Meridian, MS. Police are looking for one or more Black male suspects.
#63 Three killed, one injured in South Carolina:
On August 2nd, three people were killed in Greenwood, South Carolina and small child was wounded.
The suspect is Jeffery David Powell, a White male.
#64 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.
High victim counts, but low fatalities
Nine wounded in Virginia:
On March 26th, nine people were shot when multiple gunmen opened fire into a crowd in Virginia Beach, VA. All of the victims survived. Five Black males have been arrested in relation to the shooting.
One killed, seven wounded in Illinois:
On March 26th, a Black male opened fire at another “pop-up party,” in Chicago, IL. Eight people were shot. Danteh Thomas, a 27-year-old Black male, was killed. Police have not released the name of the suspect.
Eight wounded in Florida:
On January 3rd, two gunmen opened fire on a group of people playing basketball at Little River Park in Miami, FL. Eight people were shot, ages 16-27. Six were originally listed in critical condition, but all survived. On January 7th, police announced that no one was providing any information about the shooters and offered a $15k reward.
Police say the perpetrators were two black males, who were probably after a single person but sprayed the whole court with bullets. Only one of the victims was identified in the media. He is a black male.
One killed, seven wounded in Texas:
On March 20th, a Black male opened fire at a hip-hop-themed nightclub in Dallas, Texas. Police are still searching for the suspect. Eight people were shit. A White female, Daisy Navarette, 21, was killed.
The suspect is named Jonathanlacory Terrell Rogers. He has been charged with one count of murder and seven counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Eight wounded by in Pennsylvania:
On February 16th, eight pedestrians were shot at a busy intersection in Philadelphia. Police are looking for multiple Black male suspects. It is unclear if any of the victims were actually the intended targets.
Eight wounded in Pennsylvania:
On February 16th, one or more shooters opened fire at an intersection in front of SEPTA’s Olney Transportation Center. The area was full of pedestrians and has a heavy police presence. Eight people were hit by gunfire. A 71-year-old man was hit multiple times and the other seven were hit once each. The youngest victim is a 17-year-old girl. Fortunately for the victims, the shooting occurred across the street from a hospital.
A black male suspect, who was openly holding a gun, was tackled by plainclothes police officers a half-block away. So far, he has been charged with having an illegal handgun. Police are looking for three other black males. There has been a large number of gang-related shootings in the vicinity recently. Police seem to think that this was gang-related. So far, they have not been able to determine if any of the victims were the intended target or just random bystanders. Police have also not made a final determination about how many actual shooters there were.
Seven wounded in Ohio:
On March 28th, seven people were shot at a private nightclub in Cleveland, Ohio. Police believe there were multiple shooters. No information on the suspects or victims has been provided, other than the victims were both male and female and ages 20 to 30.
Seven wounded in Pennsylvania:
On March 26th, one or more shooters opened fire on a ground of people outside the Golf & Social Tavern in Philadelphia. Seven people were shot. Four were originally listed in critical condition. People are looking for a Black male suspect.
Seven wounded in Florida:
On January 4th, seven people were shot in a Lauderhill, FL parking lot. The victims were having a party. The next day, police reported that there may have been more than one shooter, but said they had no description of the shooter or shooters. They are offering a $3k reward for information. Surveillance video shows black men and women running for cover. Lauderhill is about 76% black. The shooting received very little media attention.
One killed, six wounded in Arizona:
On January 14th, seven people were shot, one fatally, at an event center in Phoenix, AZ. Ahmad Thornton, 24, was killed. Three of the gunshot victims were security guards. The venue was being rented and used as an after-hours nightclub. Two groups of people were celebrating birthdays at the time of the shooting. Police believe that a black male opened fire after getting angry over another man talking to his girlfriend. One of the security guards fired off a shot. Police say that a second shooter may have fired a gun. The spree shooting barely received any media attention at all. It is unclear if anyone was ever arrested.
Seven injured in Arkansas:
On January 1st, seven people were injured by gunfire at an event center in Fort Smith Smith, Arkansas. Police have arrested Matthew Steward, 26. He was charged with a first-degree terroristic act, first-degree battery, and five counts of second-degree battery. The venue is called The Wave, and hosts rap and hip hop artists.
Seven injured in Michigan:
On July 25th, a Black male opened fire on a candlelight vigil in Detroit, Michigan. Seven people were injured.
One killed, five injured in Illinois:
On February 6th, six people were shot, one fatally, during the filming of a rap video in Bloomington, IL. Several rooms had been rented at the Indian Lakes Hotel. Police say over 200 people were having a party that spanned two floors.
James McGill, 27, was killed. The victim is a gangster rapper who goes by “FBG Meezle.” He is a relative of another rapper called FBG Duck, who was murdered in Chicago last August. FBG Duck has multiple gangster rap videos on Youtube that feature huge groups of black males waving guns in the air. One video, titled “Dead Bitches,” has 25 million views.
Police say other people were also injured from fighting. It does not appear that anyone has been arrested and police have not given a description of any perpetrator. The Indian Lakes Hotel was shut down, at least temporarily, due to repeated violations.
One killed, five injured in Texas:
On February 26th, police found six gunshot victims at a carwash in Houston, TX. Almost no details have been reported in the local media. Police say they do not have a suspect. No information on any of the victims has been published. The carwash is located on the border of census tracts 433400 and 433202. The area is 56.5% Latino, 15% Asian, 14.5% black, and 13% white.