Las Vegas outrage just the latest in long line of similar incidents
Litany of mass shootings has been perpetrated across United States
People watch the aftermath of a mass shooting outside the Mandalay Bay hotel near the scene of the Route 91 Harvest festival on Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA
Broken windows a high floor in the Mandalay Bay hotel facing the scene of the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival on Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA
At least 58 people died and more than 500 others were wounded when a gunman opened fire on a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip.
The gunman, Stephen Paddock (64\), later killed himself, police said.
This is the worst mass shooting in the United States and is among a series of such incidents dating back to at least the mid-1990s.
Below are some of the bloodiest episodes in recent years, ranked by the number of dead:
ORLANDO, June 12th, 2016
A gunman fatally shoots 49 people at gay nightclub Pulse before he is shot dead by police. At the time it was the worst mass shooting in recent US history.
VIRGINIA TECH, April 16th, 2007
SANDY HOOK, December 14th, 2012
SAN BERNARDINO, December 2nd, 2015
COLUMBINE, April 20th, 1999
BINGHAMTON, April 3rd, 2009
A Vietnamese immigrant opens fire at an immigrant services centre in Binghamton, New York, killing 13 people and wounding four. He then kills himself.
FORT HOOD, November 5th, 2009
An army major and psychiatrist opens fire at Fort Hood, a US Army base in Texas, killing 13 people. He is sentenced to death.
WASHINGTON, DC, September 16th, 2013
A former Navy reservist working as a government contractor kills 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard. He is shot dead by police.
COLORADO, July 20th, 2012
A masked gunman kills 12 people and wounds 70 when he opens fire at a midnight premiere of Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Denver. He receives a life sentence.
WASHINGTON, DC, October 2002
Two men ambush 13 people, killing 10 of them, in sniper-style shootings that terrorise the Washington area for three weeks. One sniper was executed and the other was sentenced to life in prison.
OREGON, October 1st, 2015
CHARLESTON, June 17th, 2015
A white supremacist kills nine black churchgoers at a historic, predominantly black church in Charleston, South Carolina.
WACO, May 17th, 2015
Rival motorcycle gangs kill nine at a restaurant in Waco, Texas. More than 170 people are arrested.
WISCONSIN, August 5th, 2012
TUCSON, January 8th, 2011
AMISH school, October 2nd, 2006
A gunman kills five girls in a one-room Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, before killing himself.