Mass Killings in the United States (2021)

Mass killings in the United States, 2021

Four or more dead (Suicides Indicated by an asterisk)

By a single killer (The killer is charged, or would have been charged had he lived.)

By any criminal means


  1. 9 January 2021 Dallas TX, 4 killed (reckless driving) (

  2. 23 Janury 2021 Mathis TX 5* killed (reckless driving) (

  3. Before 24 January 2021 West Whiteland PA, 4* killed (not reported) (

Incidents 3
Killed 12

  1. 24 January 2021 Indianapolis IN, 6 killed (shot) (

Incidents 4
Killed 18

Now there is a new #2 as well.

  1. 9 January 2021 Eavenston/Chicago IL, 4 killed (shot) (Chicago-to-Evanston murder spree shooter Jason Nightengale’s gun tied to past Chicago shootings - Chicago Sun-Times)

Incidents 5
Killed 23

  1. 31 January 2021 Sand Springs OK, 4* killed (not reported) (

Incidents 6
Killed 27

  1. 2 February 2021Muskogee OK, 6 killed (shot) (5 children, 1 adult killed in Oklahoma shooting)

Incidents 7
Killed 33

  1. 2 February 2012, Kenansville NC, 4* killed (reckless driving) (Four killed in Duplin County car chase ::

Incidents 8

Killed 37

Damia Smith died at Children’s Hospital as a result of incident #2. This changes the death count.

She was only fifteen years old.

Incidents 8
Killed 38

  1. 18 February 2021, Fayette TN, 4* killed (not reported) (Family of 4 dead in apparent murder-suicide in Fayette County)

Incidents 9
Killed 42

pp) 22 February 2021 Rolling Meadows IL, 4 killed (reckless driving/DWI) (6-year-old boy among 4 killed in Rolling Meadows crash, 3 victims ID'd)

Well I wonder if Paul is going to consider this a mass killing:

At least 15 dead and several others injured after Ford SUV ‘with 27 immigrants crammed inside’ crashes into a gravel truck near the Mexican border in California

The Imperial County Fire Department was called to a ‘mass fatality incident’ just after 6:15am, on Highway 115, in Southern California this morning
A Ford Expedition SUV had been driving westbound on Norrish Road near State Route 115 when it traveled ‘in the direct path’ of a big rig truck
Officials say they believe the vehicle, which has a legal capacity of seven to eight people, was carrying 27 passengers
At least 15 people have died and several more are hurt, officials say
Officials said they believed all of the victims are undocumented migrants

I am awaiting a determination of any illegal conduct. Horrible news. I will look for more details later today.

  1. 22 February 2021 Rolling Meadows IL, 4 killed (reckless driving/DWI) (6-year-old boy among 4 killed in Rolling Meadows crash, 3 victims ID'd)

  2. 2 March 2021 Imperial County CA, 13* killed (reckless driving) (Imperial County car crash - Wikipedia)

Incidents 11
Killed 59

  1. before 5 March 2021 Grants? NM, 4 killed (not reported) (Man wanted in connection to five murders in New Jersey and New Mexico is arrested) also one beaten to death in NJ not part of the spree.

Incidents 12
Killed 63

Here’s a little more information about that tragedy.

(I am awating news about the Orange County, Florida incident)

  1. 14? March 2021 Indianapolis IN, 4 killed (not reported) (

Incidents 13
Killed 67

There is a new #9

  1. 14 February 2021, North Huntington PA, 4 killed (reckless driving/DWI) (Pa. man who caused crash that killed 4 was driving drunk: authorities -

Incidents 14

Killed 71

(I suspect the total number killed is wrong for some reason.)

  1. 15 March 2021 Del Rio TX, 8 killed (reckless driving/police pursuit) (8 immigrants killed when pickup crashes in Texas border city)

  2. 16 March 2021 Cherokee County GA, 4 killed (shot) (Man accused of killing 4, injuring 1 at Cherokee County massage parlor in custody, deputies say)

Incidents 16

Killed 83

Obviously, the situation outside Atlanta is still developing. I will update #16 when events are clearer.

Also unknown is the Orange County, Florida crash.

There is a new #15. Still no word on charges in the Orange County FL accident.

  1. 14 March 2021 Harris County TX 4 killed (reckless driving/DUI) (HCSO: Daniel Canada was pulled over, let go before deadly crash |

Incidents 17

Killed 92