Major mass shootings in the United States

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A shooting in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday that left at least four people dead was the second mass killing on a U.S. military installation in three days and followed a spate of deadly gun violence throughout the country this summer.

The carnage at Naval Air Station Pensacola, in which the assailant was among those killed, comes after a shooting on Wednesday at the historic Pearl Harbor military base in Hawaii, where a sailor killed two civilians and before taking his own life.

Below are some of the bloodiest and most notable U.S. mass shootings in recent decades, ranked by death toll. This is not a complete list of all major U.S. mass shootings:

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 1, 2017 – A gunman opens fire on a country music festival from a 32nd-floor hotel suite, killing 58 people and wounding 564 others before taking his own life.

ORLANDO, June 12, 2016 – A gunman fatally shoots 49 people at Pulse, a gay nightclub, before he is shot dead by police.

VIRGINIA TECH, April 16, 2007 – A gunman slaughters 32 people and kills himself at Virginia Tech, a university in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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