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The 10 deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history

A mourner visits the makeshift memorial on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., Monday, April 23, 2007. A moment of silence was held for the students and faculty killed by gunman Seung-Hui Cho.

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1. April 16, 2007 – Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg. 32 students dead plus the shooter.

Student Seung Hui Cho, 23, killed two students in a dorm and then went through a classroom building shooting people before killing himself.

2. Oct. 16, 1991 – Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen, Tex. 23 dead plus the shooter.

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George Hennard, 35, drove into a restaurant and then started shooting people. Police injured him and he then killed himself.

3. July 18, 1984 – McDonald's restaurant in San Ysidro, California. 21 dead plus the shooter.

James Oliver Huberty, 41, went into the McDonald's and shot people until he was killed by a police sniper.

4. Aug. 1, 1966– University of Texas at Austin. 16 dead plus the shooter. Charles Whitman, 25, was a former Marine sniper who shot people from the observation deck of a campus tower before being killed by police.

5. Aug. 20, 1986 – A post office in Edmond, Oklahoma. 14 dead plus the shooter.

Pat Sherrill, 44, was about to be fired as a letter carrier when he came to work, shot his coworkers and supervisor and then killed himself.

6. April 20, 1999 – Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. 13 dead plus two shooters.

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Eric Harris, 18, and fellow student Dylan Klebold, 17, killed students and teachers at their school before killing themselves in the library.

7. April 3, 2009 – Immigration services center in Binghamton, New York. 13 dead plus the shooter.

Jiverly Wong, 41, was a student at the center when he shot people as he walked into a classroom. As police approached, he then killed himself.

8. Nov. 5, 2009 – Soldier Readiness Processing Center at Fort Hood, Texas. 13 dead.

Army psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan, 39, is awaiting trial for accusations that he fired at a group of soldiers who were getting ready to be deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

9. Sept. 6, 1949 – Camden, New Jersey. 13 dead.Howard Unruh, 28, killed neighbours while walking near his home. He never went to trial; he was determined to be a paranoid schizophrenic.

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10. July 20, 2012 – movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado. 12 dead.James Eagan Holmes, 24, is facing charges after allegedly entering a screening of the latest Batman movie and setting off gas canisters and opening fire on the crowd.

- Source: The Washington Post

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