SINCE the start of the new year, countless lives have been lost due to gun violence.

Here we take a look at all the mass shootings that have taken place in 2023 this far.

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A gunman killed multiple people at Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park, California on January 24, 2023[/caption]

How many mass shootings have taken place in 2023?

A mass shooting is defined by the Gun Violence Archive as one in which at least four people are shot, according to CNN.

Since the start of 2023, the United States has seen 40 of those mass shootings.

Those shootings include:

  • January 1, 2023- Four people were injured in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • January 1, 2023- Five people were injured in Durham, North Carolina
  • January 1, 2023- Nine people were injured in Miami Gardens, Florida
  • January 1, 2023- One person died and three others were injured in Chicago, Illinois
  • January 1, 2023- Two people died and four others were injured in Ocala, Florida
  • January 1, 2023- One person died and four others were injured in Columbus, Ohio
  • January 3, 2023- Five people were injured in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • January 3, 2023- One person died and three others were injured in Washington, DC
  • January 4, 2023- One person died and four others were injured in Dumfries, Virginia
  • January 4, 2023- One person died and four others were injured in Baltimore, Maryland
  • January 4, 2023- Eight people died in Cedar City, Utah
  • January 5, 2023- 10 people were injured in Miami Gardens, Florida
  • January 5, 2023- Two people died and three others were injured in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • January 6, 2023- One person died and three others were injured in San Francisco, California
  • January 6, 2023- Three people died and two others were injured in Dallas, Texas
  • January 7, 2023- Five people died in High Point, North Carolina
  • January 7, 2023- Two people died and nine others were injured in Huntsville, Alabama
  • January 8, 2023- Four people were injured in Albany, Georgia
  • January 8, 2023- Four people were injured in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • January 9, 2023- Four people were injured in Denver, Colorado
  • January 9, 2023- Four people were injured in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • January 9, 2023- Three people died and another was injured in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • January 13, 2023- Four people died and another was injured in Cleveland, Ohio
  • January 14, 2023- Four people were injured in St Louis, Missouri
  • January 15, 2023- One person died and four others were injured in Houston, Texas
  • January 15, 2023- Four people were injured in Phoenix, Arizona
  • January 15, 2023- One person died and three others were injured in Homestead, Florida
  • January 15, 2023- Three people died and two others were injured in Rockford, Illinois
  • January 16, 2023- One person died and five others were injured in Sanford, Florida
  • January 16, 2023- Six people died in Goshen, California
  • January 16, 2023- One person died and seven others were injured in Fort Pierce, Florida
  • January 17, 2023- Four people were injured in Houston, Texas
  • January 21, 2023- 12 people died and nine others were injured in Monterey Park, California
  • January 22, 2023- Eight people were injured in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • January 22, 2023- 12 people were injured in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • January 22, 2023- Four people were injured in Robinsonville, Mississippi
  • January 23, 2023- Two people died and three others were injured in Chicago, Illinois
  • January 23, 2023- Seven people died and another was injured in Half Moon Bay, California
  • January 23, 2023- One person died and four others were injured in Oakland, California
  • January 24, 2023- Three people died and another was injured in Red Springs, North Carolina

The shootings have outraged Americans and sparked fear in communities across the nation.

“A time of a cultural celebration … and yet another community has been torn apart by senseless gun violence,” Vice President Kamala Harris said after the Monterey Park shooting, via CNN.

“All of us in this room and in our country understand this violence must stop.”

President Joe Biden has also spoken out about the violence and urged Congress to pass two bills that are seeking to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

“The majority of the American people agree with this common sense action. There can be no greater responsibility than to do all we can to ensure the safety of our children, our communities, and our nation,” he said in a statement, via CNN.

More information about the 2023 mass shootings can be found here.

Have there been any school shootings in 2023?

Along with mass shootings, 2023 has also seen several school shootings.

Those shootings include:

  • January 6, 2023- A teacher was shot by a 6-year-old student at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia
  • January 6, 2023- A teenager was shot at Wekiva High School in Apopka, Florida
  • January 6, 2023- A student was shot and injured at Oak Park High School in Oak Park, Michigan
  • January 17, 2023- One person was shot at Del City High School in Del City, Oklahoma
  • January 20, 2023- A female staff member was injured during a shooting at Washington Technology Magnet School in St Paul, Minnesota
  • January 23, 2023- Two students died and an adult male was injured at a shooting at the Starts Right Here mentorship program in Des Moines, Iowa

More information about the 2023 school shootings can be found here.

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One person died at a Valero gas station in Oakland, California, on January 23, 2023[/caption]

What is the deadliest mass shooting in US history?

Within the past decade, the number of mass shootings has increased substantially.

For example, in 2014, there were 273 mass shootings but by 2022, that number had more than doubled to a total of 647 mass shootings, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive.

During that time, some of the deadliest mass shootings in history occurred.

To date, the deadliest mass shooting, according to Statista, happened in October 2017.

At the time, 58 people were killed and another 546 were injured in what is known as the Las Vegas Strip massacre.

Stephen Paddock was later identified as the gunman who reportedly opened fire on a crowd of about 22,000 country music concertgoers. He killed himself moments later in a Las Vegas hotel room, according to CNN.

Other deadly mass shootings include the Orlando nightclub massacre (2016), which claimed the lives of 49 people, and the Virginia Tech massacre (2007), which claimed the lives of 32 people, according to Statista.

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