Mass shootings have happened almost every day in America this year — often more than once a day. They happen in backyards and at block parties, in mansions and housing projects, in quiet neighborhoods and at rowdy bars, at schools, restaurants, churches, gas stations and grocery stores. They are random, and they are premeditated. They happen during dice games, family dinners, funerals and sweet sixteens.
So far this year there have been 353 mass shootings in the United States, according the Mass Shooting Tracker, a crowd-sourced database. (The tracker defines a mass shooting as one in which at least four people are killed or wounded; the FBI uses three dead or wounded as its criteria.)
Here they all are, including Wednesday’s attack in San Bernardino — the deadliest shooting in the U.S. since Sandy Hook.
January 1, 2015: Five wounded when a shooter opened fire on a party bus in Memphis, Tennessee.
January 2, 2015: One dead, four injured in a domestic dispute in Savannah, Georgia.
January 4, 2015: Three dead, one wounded in the early morning, in southeast Dallas, Texas.
Two dead, four wounded in Roanoke, Virginia.
January 6, 2015: One killed, three wounded in a drive-by shooting in Miami, Florida.
January 7, 2015: One dead, three wounded, including a one-year-old, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
January 8, 2015: One dead, three wounded when a gunman opened fire on a car in Boston, Massachusetts.
January 9, 2015: Four dead in a San Francisco California’s Hayes Valley neighborhood.
January 10, 2015: Three dead, one wounded after a shooting spree in Moscow, Idaho.
January 11, 2015: Five wounded during a party hosted by R&B singer Chris Brown in San Jose, California.
Two dead, five wounded at a party in Hope Mills, North Carolina.
One dead, three wounded during a botched home invasion in Lakeland, Florida.
Five wounded at an off-campus party near Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama.
January 12, 2015: Two dead, two wounded in a fight outside a bar in Wichita, Kansas.
January 13, 2015: Five wounded in a shooting inside a bar in Portsmouth, Virginia.
January 14, 2015: Two dead, three wounded at a house party in Rockford, Illinois.
January 19, 2015: Two dead, five wounded in a 100-person brawl at a car wash in San Antonio, Texas.
January 20, 2015: One dead, three wounded at an apartment complex in Clarksville, Tennessee.
January 23, 2015: Six wounded at a party in Boston, Massachusetts’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood.
January 24, 2015: Three dead, five wounded at a party in Omaha, Nebraska.
Four dead, one wounded — three generations of women in one family — in Queens, New York.
January 26, 2015: One dead, three wounded, including a pair of cousins, in Stockton, California.
January 28, 2015: One dead, three wounded inside a home in DeKalb, Georgia.
January 29, 2015: Five dead inside a home in LaGrange, Georgia.