These are the worst mass shootings of 2021, as of March 2nd. This list will be continuously updated. You can click here to check for updates.
A mass shooting is most commonly defined as four or more victims. We ranked the top five worst mass shootings based on the number of fatalities. These shootings have five to seven total victims and three to six total fatalities. We also have listed seven other high victim count, low fatality shootings. These involved six to eight total victims, but only one or no fatalities.
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?
If you believe we have missed any mass shootings from 2021 (3 or more fatalities, or 6 or more total victims), send us a message.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
High victim counts, but low fatalities:
These are seven other shootings with six to eight victims. However, only three people were actually killed out of all of them.
Eight wounded by multiple shooters 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.
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 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.
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.