How many mass shootings have there been so far this year?
As of Monday morning, there have been 255 mass shootings in the U.S., according to figures kept by non-for-profit group the Gun Violence Archive. A mass shooting is generally accepted as an incident in which at least four people are shot.
There have now been more mass shootings across the U.S. than the number of days this year.
The three deadliest of 2019 are:
- El Paso. Texas, on August 3, in which 20 people were killed and another 26 were injured
- Virginia Beach, Virginia, on May 31, in which 13 people were killed and another five were injured
- Dayton, Ohio, on August 4, in which 10 people were killed and another 26 were injured.
The state with the highest number of mass shootings this year is California, with 32 mass shootings.
How many people have died?
There have been 273 fatalities so far this year, and 1,067 injured, according to the Gun Violence Archive.
Shootings have become so common that many incidents receive little or no media coverage.