Map reveals mass shootings in US states since Sandy Hook


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The Independent US

There have been 894 instances of mass shootings in the United States since the murder of 20 children and six of their teachers at a school in Connecticut in December 2012.

The incident was the deadliest mass shooting at a school in US history and the second deadliest mass shooting by a single person after the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007.

Speaking about the tragedy a few months later in March 2013, President Barack Obama said "shame on us" if they forget what happened and continue to block gun law reform.

But two and a half years later, this map suggests America has failed to learn lessons about gun crime.

The map shows the spread of attacks across the country since 1st January 2013- less than a month after Sandy Hook.

The data was compiled by a subreddit feed called "Guns are Cool", which fed the data into a Mass Shootings Tracker.

It includes the murder of two Virginian journalists, Alison Parker and Adam Ward, who were shot live on air while filming a live news report on Wednesday.

It also shows there have been two mass shootings since the attack - killing at least three people and seriously injuring at least five.