We think that murderers should not be household names. We’re tired of seeing our family members, friends, neighbors, classmates, and co-workers gunned down.
The goal of this site is to be found when searching for specific mass shootings in the United States. Why? Because the sites found today offer more information on the killers than the victims.
We are a small team and are working to update the page on an ongoing basis. Currently, the records start on September 6, 1949. That may sound small, but as of this writing, there have been over 900 people killed in mass shootings. We source our data from articles on Wikipedia and the Gun Violence archive.
In years of mass murders, we’ve seen some patterns:
- The amount of mass shootings in the United States should be appalling to anyone reading. The Gun Violence Archive offers that a mass shooting is an incident in which four or more people are killed at roughly the same time. This archive strives to aggregate those who died in mass shootings. So far in 2021, for every 1 person killed, another 3 or 4 are wounded.
- This is an EVERYBODY issue. The names and faces in this list reflect the United States in 2021. They are Black, White, Latinx, Asian, Sikh, Muslim, men, women, seniors, children, and police officers.
- Some data is really hard to find. Articles tease about how “updates are coming”. It’s clear that in many cases, they’re not. This is why we need your help. Our goal is to have 0 “Unidentified” victims listed, but we have many gaps.
- In populating this list and referencing the information available, we’ve lost some truly remarkable people. We encourage you to click out to the individual remembrances listed (if available) and read through.
Thank you for visiting. Please think about ways you can help prevent these tragedies in your community.