Shoppers exit with their hands up after a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, in August 2019. Photo: Reuters Shoppers exit with their hands up after a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, in August 2019. Photo: Reuters
Shoppers exit with their hands up after a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, in August 2019. Photo: Reuters

Number of US mass killings hits new high in 2019, with 211 dying in mostly shooting incidents

  • A database shows there were 41 mass killings in the US this year, of which 33 were mass shootings such as in El Paso, Odessa and Dayton
  • A criminologist says murders are going down, but mass shootings are up, and seem to be a by-product of an ‘angry and frustrated time’

Topic |   United States
Shoppers exit with their hands up after a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, in August 2019. Photo: Reuters Shoppers exit with their hands up after a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, in August 2019. Photo: Reuters
Shoppers exit with their hands up after a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, in August 2019. Photo: Reuters
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