America Breaks Record for Most Mass Shootings in a Year in 2023

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Published on December 6, 2023 - Duration: 01:30s

America Breaks Record for Most Mass Shootings in a Year in 2023

America Breaks Record for, Most Mass Shootings , in a Year in 2023.

'The Guardian' reports that the United States hit a grim milestone in 2023, recording the most mass shootings ever in a single year.

The news comes following a series of recent murders in Texas and Washington state, which became 2023's 37th and 38th mass shootings.

In Vancouver, Washington, outside of Portland, Oregon, authorities believe that a murder-suicide was responsible for the deaths of five family members on December 3.

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Just hours later, five people in a Dallas home, including a toddler, were shot by a 21-year-old with a previous aggravated assault charge.

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Just hours later, five people in a Dallas home, including a toddler, were shot by a 21-year-old with a previous aggravated assault charge.

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The same day, another attack occurred in New York City, where a 38-year-old man stabbed multiple people, including two children and two police officers before being shot.

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According to an Asssociated Press database, that was the 41st mass killing in the U.S. in 2023.

So far this year, at least 203 people have been murdered in mass killings, which is defined as any incident where four or more people, not including the killer, have died.

'The Washington Post' reports that most mass shootings occur in private homes or shelters, accounting for 26 of this year's incidents.

'The Guardian' reports that other groups, like the Gun Violence Archive, include any incident where multiple people are shot, regardless of the number of deaths.

So far in 2023, the group has recorded 630 mass shootings.


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