The Number of U.S. Mass Shootings So Far This Year Will Shock You
Yesterday’s shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, was the latest in at least 30 school attacks that resulted in deaths or injuries, a gun safety group reports.
The group Everytown reports there have been a total of 84 separate incidents involving gunfire at schools so far in 2019, 20 less than 2018’s total. Of those incidents, 10 involved fatalities.
That includes the Saugus High School shooting, which left two dead and four injured.
The Everytown report notes suicides and accidents involving guns at schools were not included in the tally.
All totaled, mass shooting incidents in 2019 number 365 so far, according to a separate report from the Gun Violence Archive. That number includes incidents in which at least four people were killed by gunfire, not including the shooter.
Too many. Just too many.