Counting Thousand Oaks, that’s 307 mass shootings in the US so far in 2018


People comfort each other as they stand near the scene Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. where a gunman opened fire Wednesday inside a country dance bar crowded with hundreds of people on “college night,” wounding 11 people including a deputy who rushed to the scene. Ventura County sheriff’s spokesman says gunman is […]

Twelve people were killed in a shooting at a Southern California bar late Wednesday. 

It was “college night” at the Borderline Bar and Grill, which attracted a young crowd, many of whom attended surrounding colleges including Cal Lutheran, Pepperdine University, and Moorpark College. 

According to the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive, which tracks shootings in the U.S., this is the 307th mass shooting so far in 2018. 

We are 312 days into the year, which means the U.S. has had nearly as many mass shooting as days in 2018. 

The Gun Violence Archive defines a mass shooting as a single incident in which four or more people, not including the shooter, are “shot and/or killed” at “the same general time and location.”

But there’s no official definition for a mass shooting. 

 In 2013, a report from the Congressional Research Service described mass shootings as those in which shooters “select victims somewhat indiscriminately” and kill four or more people

In 2013, a federal mandate lowered that number to three deaths.

Data from Gun Violence Archive also shows that more than 12,000 people have died from gun-related violence so far this year and more than 24,000 others were injured.

>> Click here to see the full list of mass shootings in 2018. 



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