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Posted: October 02, 2017

Mandalay Bay shooting is the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history

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What You Need to Know: Stephen Paddock, Las Vegas Shooter

By Debbie Lord, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

A gunman shooting from the 32nd floor of a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip has killed at least 50 people, authorities say, making the shooting the deadliest in American history. 

Stephen Paddock was killed when police stormed his room in the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, but not until Paddock went on the shooting spree that has left an estimated 200 others injured, some critically. 

If the number of at least 50 dead is accurate, the shooting becomes the deadliest single-day mass shooting spree in American history.  

Here is a list of the some of the deadliest mass shootings in America.

  • Pulse nightclub - Orlando, Fla. June 12, 2016 - 49 killed, 58 injured
  • Virginia Tech - April 16, 2007 – 32 people killed
  • Sandy Hook Elementary school – Dec. 14, 2012 – 27 killed
  • Killeen, Texas – Oct. 16, 1991 – 23 killed
  • San Ysidro, Cali. – July 18, 1984 – 21 killed
  • Austin Texas – Aug. 1, 1966 – 18 killed
  • San Bernardino – Dec. 2, 2015 – 14 killed
  • Edmond, Okla. – Aug. 20 1986 – 14 killed
  • Fort Hood, Texas – Nov. 5, 2009 -- 13 killed
  • Binghamton, N.Y. – April 3, 2009 – 13 killed
  • Columbine High School – April 20, 1999 – 13 killed
  • Seattle, Wash., – Feb. 18, 1983 – 13 killed
  • Wilkes-Barre, Pa. – Sept. 25, 1982 – 13 killed
  • Camden, N.J. – Sept. 5, 1949 – 13 killed

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