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Posted: February 14, 2018

Remembering 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

On the evening of October 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock, shooting from the 32nd floor of a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, killed 58 people, making the shooting the deadliest in American history. 

The gunman was killed when police stormed his room in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, but not before Paddock went on the shooting spree that has left an estimated 851 people injured. 

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LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01: People scramble for shelter at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A gunman has opened fire on a music festival in Las Vegas, leaving at least 20 people dead and more than 100 injured. Police have confirmed that one suspect has been shot. The investigation is ongoing. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

With 58 dead, the shooting is 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
  • Parkland, Florida – Feb 14, 2018 – 17 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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