Worst US Spree Killings
The FBI classifies a “spree killer” as having committed two or more murders without a cooling off period. This distinguishes spree killers from serial killers. Here is a list of the worst spree killers in modern history from the United States
- Las Vegas, Nevada, 2017: Stephen Paddock kills at least 59 and injures more than 400 firing at a crowd from a hotel window.
- Orlando, Florida, 2016: Omar Mateen kills 49 and wounds 58 in a hate crime/terrorist killing spree at a gay nightclub.
- Blacksburg, Virginia, 2007: Seung-Hui Cho kills 32 on the campus of Virginia Tech. Commits suicide.
- Killeen, Texas, 1991: George Jo Hennard drove his truck into Luby’s diner, then killed 23 with a pair of pistols before committing suicide.
- San Ysidro, California, 1984: James Oliver Huberty killed 21 in a local McDonald’s with a submachine gun and rifle before being killed by police.
- San Bernadino, 2015: Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a married couple living in the city of Redlands, targeted a San Bernardino County Department of Public Health training event and Christmas party, killing 14.
- Edmond, Oklahoma, 1986: Patrick Sherrill, an angry postal worker, killed 14 at the post office before killing himself.
- Austin, Texas, 1966: Charles Whitman kills 14 at the University of Texas with a rifle before being killed by a police sniper.
- Fort Hood – Killeen, Texas, 2009: Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan is accused of killing 13 and wounding 30 before bring brought down by a police officer.
- Camden, NJ, 1949: Howard Unreh, a WWII veteran, kills 13 with a captured Luger. He was arrested and committed to an asylum for the insane. He died in 2009. He is considered by some criminologists to be the first “spree” killer in modern US history.
- Littleton, Colorado, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylon Klebold shoot thirteen before killing themselves.
- Geneva County, Alabama, 2009, Michael McLendon kills ten, and then himself with a handgun and rifle.
- Red Lake, Minnesota, 2005: Jeff Wiese kills nine and then himself on the Red Lake reservation. Seven were killed at a school.
Originally posted 2015-01-05 03:11:22.