Mass Killings in the United States (2021)

So Paul, any hot air balloon killings yet?

That is a tough one. What do you think? I suppose that had the pilot live (and the passengers died), he would have been charged.

I welcome your opinions.

This Wisconsin killing now qualifies. There was one killer, the son. The father was arrested for aiding after the fact. The corrected list is now:

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55) 12 September 2021 Sheridan WI, 4 killed (shot) (Dunn County homicide investigation: 4 people killed, no known motive)

  1. 15 September 2021 Aransas Pass TX, 4* killed (Shot) (https://ktla.com/news/nationworld/4-bodies-2-dead-dogs-found-after-texas-teen-posted-graphic-images-of-slain-relatives-on-social-media-authorities/)

Incidents 56

Killed 286

The hot-air balloon incident has been ruled to qualify as #42. A full updated list is on r/lists. Here is the updated data:

Incidents 57

Killed 291

  1. 10 October 2021 York County SC 4 killed (vehicular homicide) (https://www.wbtw.com/news/state-regional-news/4-killed-in-crash-involving-wrong-way-driver-on-i-77-in-south-carolina/)

Incidents 58

Killed 299

We await more information about the Tacoma shooting. It is not clear how many killers were involved.

  1. 30 October 2021, Larimar County CO, 4* killed (reckless driving) (CSP: 4 killed in crash near Colorado, Wyoming border)

  2. 30 October 2021 El Paso County CO, 4* killed (not reported) (4 dead in apparent murder-suicide after 911 call for help at home in El Paso County)

Incidents 60

Killed 298

  1. before 18 November 2021 Washington County MD, 4* killed (not reported) (BREAKING: Ex-Baltimore County cop, 2 children, & Tia Bynum found dead in western Maryland | WBFF)

Incidents 60

Killed 298

A correction and a new case.

  1. before 18 November 2021 Washington County MD, 4* killed (multiple) (BREAKING: Ex-Baltimore County cop, 2 children, & Tia Bynum found dead in western Maryland | WBFF)

  2. 21 November 2021 Crystal Lake CA, 4* killed (2 children, 2 adults killed in wrong-way crash on I-80) Suspected DWI

Incidents 61

Killed 302

Another correction as we add another case.

  1. 19 November 2021 Houma LA, 4* killed (DWI) (LSP: 8 killed in three crashes involving suspected drunk driving)

  2. 21 November 2021 Crystal Lake CA, 4* killed (2 children, 2 adults killed in wrong-way crash on I-80) Suspected DWI

Incidents 62

Killed 306

21 November 2021 Waukesha, WI 5 Killed High Speed Motorist Crashed into Parade

Thank you. I will post this in a few hours when I return from work. Too depressing to deal with at the moment.

  1. 21 November 2021 Waukesha WI, 5 killed (vehicular homicide) (Car plows through Christmas parade in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin)

Incidents 63

Killed 311

The death count for #63 will be updated with the next entry.

  1. 21 November 2021 Waukesha WI, 6 killed (vehicular homicide) (Car plows through Christmas parade in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin)

  2. 20 November 2021, North Highlands CA 4 killed (reckless driving) (4 killed in wrong-way Northern California crash were family on vacation)

Incidents 64

Killed 316

28 November 2021 Lancaster, CA. 5 Killed (shooting):

Thanks to PastTense;

  1. 28 November 2021, Lancaster CA 5 killed (shot) (Lancaster shooting: Father Germarcus David arrested in death of his 4 young children, their grandmother - ABC7 Los Angeles)

Incidents 65

Killed 321

At least three teenagers were killed and eight other people were injured in the shooting.

My thanks to ThelmaLou, I am keeping an eye on this horror to see if a fourth person dies.

Interesting note in the Michigan shooting:

The gun taken from the suspect, a 9mm pistol with 15-round magazines, was purchased by the suspect’s father last week, four days before the shooting, according to Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard.