Thursday, September 26, 2013

Mass murder random or targeted attacks and shootings

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Mass murder

Shooting or attempted killing of more than 3 or 4 people, such as shooting into a crowd or public area, worldwide

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Year 2015

2015 mass shootings in the United States
Mass murder in 2015
Attacks in 2015

Lafayette theater shooting

July 16, 2015 Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez Chattanooga Attacks Military Sites Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire on two military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He first committed a drive-by shooting recruiting center, then traveled to a U.S. Navy Reserve center and continued firing. He was killed by police in a gunfight. Four Marines were killed immediately. A Navy sailor, a Marine recruiter, and a police officer were wounded; the sailor died from his injuries two days later. The motive of the shootings is currently under investigation, though his father was once investigated for ties to Islamist terrorists and cleared, he a naturalized citizen of Arab descent from Kuwait and Muslim religion, and ISIS twitter accounts expressed support at or just before the time of the shootings suggesting an unproven connection to terrorists abroad.

9 killed 1 injured  June 17, 2015 Charleston South Carolina Black church shooting  In the evening a mass shooting took place at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, one of the United States' oldest black churches. The senior pastor, the Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, a state senator, was among the nine people killed. Suspect Dylann Roof was captured the morning after the attack in Shelby, North Carolina. On his Facebook page his jacket unusually has flags of two former white supremacist regimes:apartheid-era South Africa and Rhodesia, symbols once but now rarely associated in recent times by white supremacists. Roof has a prior arrest record for drug possession and trespassing. Authorities are investigating if it was a hate crime, but FBI Director James Comey has refused to consider the rampage in Charleston an act of terrorism because it was not a political act.

May 14, 2015 2015 Washington, D.C., mansion mass murder three members of the Savopoulos family (Savvas, Amy, and their son, Philip) and their housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, were murdered at the Savopoulos home inWashington, D.C.[1][2] The victims were held hostage for nineteen hours, starting on May 13. Ten-year-old Philip was tortured in order to coerce $40,000 in cash from the family.[3] The perpetrator(s) restrained them with duct tape before killing them, then set the house on fire.[2] They all sustained blunt force trauma, and Philip was also stabbed.
April 2, 2015 Garissa University Kenya College attack Wikipedia gunmen stormed the Garissa University College in Garissa, Kenya, killing at least 148 people, and injuring 79 or more.

7 injured 3 critical Mar 28, 2015 Florida Spring Break shooting: Seven students wounded ...  - A Panama City Beach, Fla., house party turned violent early Saturday morning, with seven wounded, three critically. The suspected shooter is ...

2015 Hwaseong shooting Wikipedia 27 February 2015, a spree shooting occurred in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi, South Korea. An elderly man shot and killed three people—his brother, his sister-in-law, a policeman—and injured another police officer before committing suicide

7 killed February 26, 2015 Tyrone Missouri shooting after he finds mother dead  gunman shot and killed seven people in several locations across the town of Tyrone, Missouri, an unincorporated community about 95 miles east of Springfield. The gunman, identified as 36-year-old Joseph Jesse Aldridge, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound the next day. It was the worst mass murder in the history of Texas County, Missouri. gunman started the shooting spree after finding his mother, the aforementioned elderly woman, dead on a couch from an illness for which she had been under a doctor's care 9 dead 1 injured suspect suicide Friday February 27, 2015 Joseph Jesse Aldridge Missouri Mass Murder Suicide Rampage Gunman identified as Joseph Jesse Aldridge, 36, of Tyrone, Mo apparently killed himself after going on a door-to-door shooting rampage after finding his mother who he live with had died. Aldridge killed seven people, including at least two married couples, all adults including three women and four men, and injured another in series of six attack sites in southern Missouri before fatally shooting himself one county away. No motive is known
                    Year 2014

                    4 killed 1 arrested September 1, 2014 Bucyrus Ohio Quad Beating Murder Spree Authorities in a small Ohio city of Bucyrus are trying to find connections into who beat four men from 55 to 67 years in age to death in four separate homes. An "uncharged suspect"  claiming he was responsible for killing the the men turned himself in to police. Donald Hoffman, 41, of Bucyrus was charged him with aggravated murder and aggravated burglary. The victims were identified Billy Jack Chatman, Freelin Hensley, , Darrell E. Lewis, and Gerald Lee Smith.  Police say the suspect knew the victims, but the victims didn't know each other. The has a criminal record that includes felonies, but no indication of violent crimes, and police have not established any evident motive.

                    9 shot, 2 seriously injured, no arrests. August 9, 2014 Minneapolis 400 Soundbar Shootings In downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, no arrests were made in a shooting at the 400 Soundbar nightclub in which 9 people were shot and 2 seriously wounded. Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph was grazed by a bullet. Since 2012, two have been stabbed, two police officers have been injured breaking up fights, and one bouncer has been shot and seriously wounded. The owner announced he is closing the club

                    6 dead, 1 injured, 1 gunman arrested  July 9, 2014  Ronald Lee Haskell FedEx Home Invasion Shoots Family Ronald Lee Haskel entered a home dressed as a FedEx delivery man, and waited for adults until he tied them up and placed them face down on the floor and shot four children and two adults execution style. Two boys, 4 and 14, two girls, 7 and 9, a 39-year-old man and a 33-year-old-woman were shot dead. Police surrounded his car and captured him after a three-hour standoff when he pointed a gun at his head before he could kill his estranged wife’s parents Haskell is charged with six counts of capital murder. A 15-year-old girl was shot but survived after pretending she was dead. Haskell said he was searching for his ex-wife, Katie Stay's sister. Haskell had been jailed in 2008 on charges of assault and domestic violence in Logan, Utah. Haskell was an employee of FedEx up until January 2014.

                    July 4-6, 2014 82 shot: 15 dead 67 injured  Chicago July 4 2014 Weekend Shootings As of July 10, 82 had been shot, with 15 dead and 67 injured in Chicago over the July 4th weekend shooting spree of seemingly unconnected incidents. Nearly one person was shot per hour in a 84 hour window, with fourteen dead by Monday morning, 5 per day, despite 2013's shooting homicide total being the lowest since 1965.

                    14 hurt: 7 killed, 7 injured May 23, 2014 Elliot Rodger UC Santa Barbara Shooting  "Virgin Killer"  9:30 pm Friday night near UC Santa Barbara 7 people dead including killer, 7 hospitalized when Elliot Rodgers shot at crowds from his BMW trading shots with police for 10 minutes. He was found with 4 handguns with 400 rounds of ammunition. He first stabbed 3 Chinese including his roommates and a visitor at his house before his cross-town drive-by killing spree targeting a sorority, deli, gunfights with deputies and church service often driving on the wrong side of the road, running down four people on foot and bicycle with his car

                    53 shot: 9 dead 44 wounded April 18-21, 2014 Chicago 2014 Easter Massacre: 9 Dead 44 Wounded In Chicago, there was a string of unconnected shootings that police announced left 9 dead and injured 44, including 6 children on Sunday night. Murders in Chicago spiked to 516 in 2012, but dropped to the lowest level in nearly 50 years at  415 in 2013. Police said the vast majority of shootings in Chicago are gang-related.  It was the second weekend in a row at least 36 people (a dozen a day) were shot in Chicago.

                    4 killed 2 wounded February 20, 2014, Cherie Lash Rhoades, 44, opened fire at the Cedarville Rancheria Tribal Office and Community Center in Alturas, California, killing four and wounding two. After running out of ammunition, Rhoades grabbed a butcher knife and stabbed another person to death. vocativ tags: mass shootings

                    4 killed 13 injured October 20, 2013 In Egypt, gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a Copt wedding crowd. Four were killed including the pastor, an eight-year-old girl and the mother of the groom and a dozen others were injured at the Coptic Church of the Virgin in the Warraq district. It was the first direct shooting against Christians in the capital city of Cairo.  Egypt's top Sunni cleric condemned the attack as contrary to religion and morals.

                    67 killed 175 wounded 21 September 2013 Westgate shopping mall attack - Wikipedia  unidentified gunmen attacked the upmarket Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya.  The attack, which lasted until 24 September, resulted in at least 67 deaths, including four attackers. Over 175 people were reportedly wounded in the mass shooting, with all of the gunmen reported killed.

                    Year 2011

                    15 hurt: 8 shot 7 dead, 1 wounded August 7, 2011 (domestic shooting) The Copley Township shooting was a mass murder conducted by Michael E. Hance, 51, inCopley Township, Summit County, Ohio on August 7, 2011. Seven people were shot dead before the gunman was shot and killed by Officer Ben Campbell. Using two handguns Hance shot seven people before shooting his girlfriend Rebecca K. Dieter who was the only survivor. Hance allegedly shot and killed Autumn Johnson, 16, and her grandparents, Russell Johnson, 67 and Gudrun Johnson, 64. Craig Dieter, 51 — Rebecca's brother — and Amelia Shambaugh, 16, were also killed. Hance then chased Bryan Johnson, 44 — the father of Autumn Johnson — northward, and shot him to death in a nearby driveway. Hance then followed victim Craig Dieter's son, 11-year-old Scott Dieter, into a neighboring house where he was then shot and killed. As Hance was leaving the house, Officer Ben Campbell spotted him and issued some commands. He did not obey or go along with the commands, Hance then raised his weapon. Officer Ben Campbell shot and killed Hance.

                    December 11, 2012. On Tuesday, 22-year-old Jacob Tyler Roberts killed 2 people and himself with a stolen rifle in Clackamas Town Center, Oregon. His motive is unknown.
                    • AR15 style  rifle / .223 caliber

                    September 27, 2012. Five were shot to death by 36-year-old Andrew Engeldinger at Accent Signage Systems in Minneapolis, MN. Three others were wounded. Engeldinger went on a rampage after losing his job, ultimately killing himself.
                    • Glock semiautomatic pistol  / 9mm caliber

                    August 5, 2012. Six Sikh temple members were killed when 40-year-old US Army veteran Wade Michael Page opened fire in a gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Four others were injured, and Page killed himself.
                    • Springfield XD (M) semiautomatic pistol / 9mm caliber

                    July 20, 2012. During the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, CO, 24-year-old James  Eagan  Holmes killed 12 people and wounded 58. Holmes was arrested outside the theater.
                    • Two Glock Model 22  semiautomatic pistols / .40 caliber
                    • Smith & Wesson M&P15 AR 15 style rifle / .223 caliber
                    • Remington Model 870 shotgun / .12 gauge

                    May 29, 2012. Ian Stawicki opened fire on Cafe Racer Espresso in Seattle, WA, killing 5 and himself after a citywide manhunt.
                    • Para-Ordnance semiautomatic pistol / .45 caliber
                    April 6, 2012. Jake England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 32, shot 5 black men in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in racially motivated shooting spree. Three died.
                    • weapons undetermined

                    April 2, 2012. A former student, 43-year-old One L. Goh killed 7 people at Oikos University, a Korean Christian college in Oakland, CA. The shooting was the sixth-deadliest school massacre in the US and the deadliest attack on a school since the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre.
                    •  unidentified semiautomatic pistol / .45 caliber.

                    February 27, 2012. Three students were killed by Thomas “TJ” Lane, another student, in a rampage at Chardon High School in Chardon, OH. Three others were injured.
                    • unidentified handgun / .22 caliber
                    • knife

                    1 killed 2 injured December 9, 2011Record Executive Dies After Tyler Brehm Hollywood Shooting Rampage  Tyler Brehm (Hispanc) is shot dead by police in Hollywood after he fired randomly at passing cars leaving music executive John Atterberry in critical condition who died  and two injured.

                    October 14, 2011. Eight people died in a shooting at Salon Meritage hair salon in Seal Beach, CA. The gunman, 41-year-old Scott Evans Dekraai, killed six women and two men dead, while just one woman survived. It was Orange County’s deadliest mass killing.
                    • Springfield  Arms semiautomatic pistol / 9 mm caliber
                    • Heckler & Koch semiautomatic pistol / 9 mm caliber
                    • Smith & Wesson semiautomatic pistol / .44magnum caliber

                    September 6, 2011. Eduardo Sencion, 32, entered an IHOP restaurant in Carson City, NV and shot 12 people. Five died, including three National Guard members.
                    • AK47 variant semiautomatic rifle / 7.62×39 caliber

                    July 7, 2011. Seven people were shot to death when Rodrick Dantzler went on a rampage in Grand Rapids, MI. He killed his ex-girlfriend, her sister, and her sister’s 10-year-old daughter, his ex-wife and their daughter before going on a rampage on the street.
                    • Glock semiautomatic pistol / 9mm caliber

                    January 8, 2011 Former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) was shot in the head when 22-year-old Jared Loughner opened fire on an event she was holding at a Safeway market in Tucson, AZ. Six people died, including Arizona District Court Chief Judge John Roll, one of Giffords’ staffers, and a 9-year-old girl. 19 total were shot. Loughner has been sentenced to seven life terms plus 140 years, without parole. weapon:  • Glock semiautomatic pistol / 9mm caliber CNN wikipedia Jared Lee Loughner pleaded guilty to 19 charges of murder and attempted murder in connection with the shooting near Tucson, Arizona, shot and severely injured U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, his target, and killed six people, including Chief U.S. District Court Judge John Roll, as well as a 9-year-old bystander Christina-Taylor Green. Loughner shot and injured 13 other people, and one man was injured while subduing him. Acquaintances said that Loughner's personality had changed markedly in the years prior to the shooting, a period when he was also abusing alcohol and drugs. He had been suspended from Pima Community College in September 2010 because of his bizarre behavior and disruptions in classes and the library. After his arrest, two medical evaluations diagnosed him as paranoid schizophrenic and incompetent to stand trial. He was medicated while in jail as part of his treatment. He was again judged incompetent in May 2012. In November 2012, he was sentenced to life in prison without parole. He is serving his sentence at the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, MO.

                    August 3, 2010. Omar S. Thornton, 34, gunned down Hartford Beer Distributor in Manchester, CT after getting caught stealing beer. Nine were killed, including Thornton, and two were injured.
                    • Two Ruger SR9 semiautomatic pistols / 9mm caliber

                    February 12, 2010 3 killed 3 wounded 2010 University of Alabama in Huntsville shooting Amy Bishop amok professor Three people were killed and three others wounded in a shooting on . During the course of a routine meeting of the biology department attended by approximately 12 people, a professor stood up and began shooting those closest to her with a 9-millimeter handgun. Amy Bishop, a biology professor at the university and the sole suspect, was charged with one count of capital murder and three counts of attempted murder. On September 11, 2012, Bishop pleaded guilty to the above charges in order to avoid the death penalty. The jury heard a condensed version of the evidence on September 24, 2012, as required by Alabama law. On September 24, 2012, Amy Bishop was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Wikipedia

                    November 5, 2009. Forty-three people were shot by Army psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan at the Fort Hood army base in Texas. Hasan reportedly yelled “Allahu Akbar!” before opening fire, killing 13 and wounding 29 others.
                    • FN Five-seven semiautomatic pistol /  5.57mm caliber (European equivalent of .223 caliber)
                    • Smith & Wesson revolver pistol  / .357 Magnum caliber

                    April 3, 2009. Jiverly Wong, 41, opened fire at an immigration center in Binghamton, New York before committing suicide. He killed 13 people and wounded 4.
                    • Beretta 92FS Vertec semiautomatic pistol / 9mm caliber
                    • Beretta Px4 semiautomatic pistol / .45 caliber

                    March 29, 2009. Eight people died in a shooting at the Pinelake Health and Rehab nursing home in Carthage, NC. The gunman, 45-year-old Robert Stewart, was targeting his estranged wife who •worked at the home and survived. Stewart was sentenced to life in prison.
                    • unidentified revolver pistol / .357 Magnum caliber
                    • unidentified semi-automatic pistol / 22 Magnum caliber
                    • Winchester 1300 shotgun / 12-gauge

                    February 14, 2008. Steven Kazmierczak, 27, opened fire in a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University, killing 6 and wounding 21. The gunman shot and killed himself before police arrived. It was the fifth-deadliest university shooting in US • history.
                    • Glock Model 19 semi automatic pistol / 9mm caliber
                    • Kurz Sig Sauer P232 semiautomatic pistol / 9mm caliber
                    • Hi-Point CF380 / .380 caliber

                    February 7, 2008. Six people died and two were injured in a shooting spree at the City Hall in Kirkwood, Missouri. The gunman, Charles Lee Thornton, opened fire during a public meeting after being denied construction contracts he believed he deserved. Thornton was killed by police.
                    • Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver pistol / .44 Magnum caliber
                    • Smith & Wesson semiautomatic pistol (stolen from police officer whom he shot immediately prior to incident) / .40 caliber

                    December 5, 2007. A 19-year-old boy, Robert Hawkins, shot up a department store in the Westroads Mall in Omaha, NE. Hawkins killed 9 people and wounded 4 before killing himself. The semi-automatic rifle he used was stolen from his stepfather’s house.
                    • AK47 semiautomatic rifle / 7.62×39 caliber

                    April 16, 2007. Virginia Tech became the site of the deadliest school shooting in US history when a student, Seung-Hui Choi, gunned down 56 people. Thirty-two people died in the massacre.
                    • Walther P22 semiautomatic pistol / .22 caliber
                    • Glock Model 19 semiautomatic pistol / 9mm caliber

                    February 12, 2007. In Salt Lake City’s Trolley Square Mall, 5 people were shot to death and 4 others were wounded by 18-year-old gunman Sulejman Talovic. One of the victims was a 16-year-old boy.
                    • Mossberg Maverick 88 Field shotgun / 12 gauge
                    • S&W M36 revolver pistol / .38-caliber

                    October 2, 2006. An Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster, PA was gunned down by 32-year-old Charles Carl Roberts, Roberts separated the boys from the girls, binding and shooting the girls. 5 young girls died, while 6 were injured. Roberts committed suicide afterward.
                    • Springfield XD semiautomatic pistol / 9mm caliber
                    • Browning BPS pump-action shotgun / 12 gauge
                    • Ruger M77 bolt-action rifle / .30-06 caliber

                    March 25, 2006. Seven died and 2 were injured by 28-year-old Kyle Aaron Huff in a shooting spree through Capitol Hill in Seattle, WA. The massacre was the worst killing in Seattle since 1983.
                    • Winchester 1300 Defender shotgun / 12 gauge
                    • Ruger P944 semiautomatic pistol / .40-caliber

                    March 25, 2006 The Capitol Hill massacre was a mass murder committed by 28-year-old Kyle Aaron Huff in the southeast part of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. On the morning of Saturday, March 25, 2006, Huff entered a rave afterparty and opened fire, killing six and wounding two. He then killed himself as he was being confronted by police on the front porch of 2112 E. Republican Street. An event at the Capitol Hill Arts Center was attended by  500 people through the evening, with about 350 at the peak with over 20 security personnel on staff At the event, Kyle Huff was invited to attend an after-party at a home about a mile away  Huff left the house and returned with a 12-gauge pistol-grip Winchester 1300 Defender shotgun and a .40-caliber semiautomatic Ruger P944 handgun, and several bandoliers (over 300 rounds) worth of ammunition for the guns.[3] On his way back to the after-party, he spray-painted the word "NOW" on the sidewalk and on the steps of a neighboring home. Upon arrival, he shot five victims who were outside talking: two on the steps, the others on the porch. He forced his way in through the front door of the house and shot two more people on the first floor. During the shooting, Huff allegedly stated "There's plenty for everyone" or something similar. On the second floor, he fired through the locked door of a bathroom where a couple had taken refuge inside the bathtub; neither person was hit. At least one other victim was injured during the shooting and taken to Harborview Medical Center, and at least one died at the hospital. The shooting inside the house lasted for five minutes. Before an approaching officer could complete his demand that Huff drop his weapon, Huff placed the gun in his mouth and shot himself through the head. His truck was found to contain a t Huff's truck contained a Bushmaster XM15 E2S rifle,[3] another handgun, several more boxes of ammunition, a baseball bat, and a machete.



                    March 21, 2005. Teenager Jeffrey Weise killed his grandfather and his grandfather’s girlfriend before opening fire on Red Lake Senior High School, killing 9 people on campus and injuring 5. Weise killed himself.
                    • Winchester 1300 Defender shotgun / 12 gauge
                    • Ruger P944 semiautomatic pistol / .40-caliber


                    March 12, 2005. A Living Church of God meeting was gunned down by 44-year-old church member Terry Michael Ratzmann at a Sheraton hotel in Brookfield, WI. Ratzmann was thought to have had religious motivations, and killed himself after executing the pastor, the pastor’s 16-year-old son, and 7 others. Four were wounded.
                    • Beretta 92FS semiautomatic pistol / 9mm caliber


                    July 8, 2003. Doug Williams, a Lockheed Martin employee, shot up his plant in Meridian, MS in a racially-motivated rampage. He shot 14 people, most of them African American, and killed 7 before killing himself.
                    • Winchester 1200 shotgun / 12 gauge
                    • Ruger Mini-14 semiautomatic rifle / .223 caliber


                    December 26, 2000. Edgewater Technology employee Michael “Mucko” McDermott shot and killed seven of his coworkers at the office in Wakefield, MA. McDermott claimed he had “traveled back in time and killed Hitler and the last 6 Nazis.” He was sentenced to 7 consecutive life sentences.
                    • AK47 style semiautomatic rifle / 7.62×39 caliber
                    • Winchester 1300 shotgun / 12 gauge
                    • Retolaza semiautomatic pistol / .32 caliber

                    September 15, 1999. Larry Gene Ashbrook opened fire on a Christian rock concert and teen prayer rally at Wedgewood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX. He killed 7 people and wounded 7 others, almost all teenagers. Ashbrook committed suicide.
                    • Ruger P85 semiautomatic pistol / 9mm caliber
                    • AMT Backup semiautomatic pistol / .380 caliber

                    July 29, 1999. Mark Orrin Barton, 44, murdered his wife and two children with a hammer before shooting up two Atlanta day trading firms. Barton, a day trader, was believed to be motivated by huge monetary losses. He killed 12 including his family and injured 13 before killing himself.
                    • Hammer
                    • Colt 1911A1 semiautomatic pistol / .45 caliber
                    • Glock  Model 17 semiautomatic pistol / 9mm caliber
                    • H&R Revolver pistol / .22 caliber
                    • Raven MP-25 semiautomatic pistol / .25 caliber

                    April 20, 1999. In the deadliest high school shooting in US history, teenagers Eric Harris and Dylan Kiebold shot up Columbine High School in Littleton, CO. They killed 13 people and wounded 21 others. They killed themselves after the massacre.
                    • Savage-Springfield 67H pump-action shotgun / 12 gauge (Harris)
                    • Hi-Point 995 Carbine /  9mm caliber (Harris)
                    • Pipe Bomb (Harris)
                    • Intratec TEC-9 semi-automatic handgun / 9mm caliber (Kliebold)
                    • 12-gauge Stevens 311D double-barreled sawed-off shotgun / 12 gauge (Kliebold)

                    December 14, 1993 Nathan Jerard Dunlap was 19 years old when he was identified by a survivor as the rampage shooter of Chuck E. Cheese employees  in the Denver Colorado suburb of Aurora. Killed were Margaret Kohlberg, 50; Ben Grant, 17; Colleen O'Conner, 17; and Sylvia Crowell, 19, all shot in the head. A fifth Bobby Stephens was shot in the jaw, but  he survived and later identified Dunlap as the murderer. Dunlap was convicted of first-degree murder, attempted murder, robbery, theft and burglary. The attack occurred after closing time after he had been recently fired, leading police to suspect he had a grudge. being held for investigation of four counts of first-degree murder in the slayings at the Chuck E Cheese restaurant in this Denver suburb. He was sentenced to death but Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a "temporary reprieve".  The attack was seen as a part of a pattern of local violence by young criminals starting in a January robbery and murder of a grandmother in her home, a shooting in May at the Denver Zoo where a "stray" bullet nearly killed a 10 year old, and robbery and murder by two gang members who beat a woman and killed her husband in Capitol Hill.

                    July 1, 1993,  101 California Street Shooting was a mass shooting that took place July 1, 1993, in San FranciscoCalifornia, killing nine people, including the shooter, Gian Luigi Ferri. The killings sparked a number of legal and legislative actions that were precursors to theViolent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act.   55-year-old failed entrepreneur[1] Gian Luigi Ferri entered an office building at 101 California Street in San Francisco, to the offices of the law firm of Pettit & Martin on the 34th floor. Ferri's reason for targeting the firm is unknown; it had advised him about some real estate deals in the Midwest in 1981, but had no contact with him ever since. Ferri donned ear protectors and opened fire with a pair of TEC-9 submachine handgun and a Norinco NP44 (copy of Colt M1911 pistol) with deadly hollow point Black Talon and standard ammunition, and used Hellfire trigger systems for the TEC-9 pistols. After roaming the 34th floor, he moved down one floor through an internal staircase and continued shooting. The attack continued on several floors before Ferri committed suicide as San Francisco Police closed in. Eight people were killed in the attack, and six others injured.[2]  The reason for the shootings was never determined. A typed letter left behind by Ferri contained a list of complaints.  Ferri claimed he had been poisoned by monosodium glutamate (MSG), a flavor enhancer in food, and that he had been "raped" by Pettit & Martin and other firms. The letter also contained complaints against the Food and Drug Administration, the legal profession (which he claimed gave "allegiance to the monarchy"), and a list of over 30 "criminals, rapists, racketeeres [sic], lobbyists", none of whom were among his actual victims.[4] Subsequent reports claimed that Ferri's issues related to a conference he had at a law firm on the 35th floor, and targeted Pettit & Martin by mistake. (more on TEC-9)