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Three of the deadliest mass shootings in America

Published on May 26, 2014 2:56 PM
Students gathered for a candlelight vigil on the University of California Santa Barbara campus on May 24, 2014 to remember those killed during a rampage by lone gunman Elliot Rodger in nearby Isla Vista. -- PHOTO: AFP

Another shooting by a young gunman in the United States has hit the headlines.

Late on Friday night, Elliot O. Rodger stabbed and killed his three male roommates before going on a shooting rampage in his car, killing three more people and wounding at least 13 people. The 22-year-old then killed himself.

Unfortunately, this is only the latest incident in a phenomenon that is sadly becoming familiar in the United States: Mentally disturbed young men who go on a killing spree, aided by the availability of firearms in the country. We revisit three of the most notorious, and deadly, shootings in US history.

Sandy Hook Shooting, December 14, 2012

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