Bloodstained: The worst shootings in recent years

Here's a look at some of the worst shootings on or near college campuses in recent years in US.

FP Staff October 02, 2015 12:59:52 IST
Bloodstained: The worst shootings in recent years

A shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, on Thursday left 13 people dead and wounded at least a dozen others, authorities said.

The killer, identified only as a 20-year-old man, invaded a classroom and demanded that people stand up and state their religion before spraying more bullets, one student reported.

Bloodstained The worst shootings in recent years

Police cruisers block the entrance to the site of a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College. Reuters

This was the latest in numerous incidents of gunmen attacking campuses in the US over the last several years. A visibly frustrated President Barack Obama condemned the shooting and said that thoughts and prayers are no longer enough as Americans respond to another deadly school shooting, and he challenged voters wanting to deal with the problem to vote for officials who will do something about it.

Here's a look at some of the worst shootings on or near college campuses in recent years in the US:

5 June, 2014: A 19-year-old student is killed and two others are wounded in a shooting at Seattle Pacific University in Washington before another student tackles the gunman as he pauses to reload. A lawyer for Aaron Rey Ybarra, 26, who is charged with first-degree murder, has said mental illness was a factor.

Bloodstained The worst shootings in recent years

A policeman stands guard at Seattle Pacific University after the campus was evacuated due to a shooting in Seattle. Reuters

 

23 May 2014: A community college student, Elliot Rodger, 22, kills six people and injures 13 others in shooting and stabbing attacks in the area near the University of California, Santa Barbara, campus. Authorities said he apparently shot himself to death after a shootout with deputies.

Bloodstained The worst shootings in recent years

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) student and 7-Eleven employee Jorge Anaya stands outside the store where he saved a student who was shot. Reuters

 

7 June 2013: Five people are killed and several others are wounded in Santa Monica, California, when John Zawahri, 23, shoots his father and brother and then shoots at strangers in cars and at Santa Monica College, where students were taking final exams. Zawahri is fatally shot by officers in the college library.

Bloodstained The worst shootings in recent years

A Los Angeles County Sheriff patrol car is parked at the campus of Santa Monica College. Reuters

 

2 April 2012: Seven people are killed and three are injured when a 43-year-old former student opens fire at Oikos University, in Oakland, California. One Goh was charged with seven counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder but psychiatric evaluations concluded he suffers from long-term paranoid schizophrenia and is unfit to stand trial.

Bloodstained The worst shootings in recent years

Police cordon off Oikos University as investigators examine the scene of a mass shooting. Reuters

 

14 February 2008: Five students are killed and 18 are wounded when former student Steven Kazmierczak, 27, opens fire in a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, before committing suicide.

Bloodstained The worst shootings in recent years

Law enforcement officers stand outside the scene of shooting at Northern Illinois University. Reuters

 

8 February 2008: Two people are killed when Latina Williams, 23, opens fire during an emergency medical technology class at Louisiana Technical College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, before shooting herself.

Bloodstained The worst shootings in recent years

The Louisiana Technical-College campus. Image Credi: Wikipedia commons

 

16 April 2007: Thirty-two people are fatally shot in a dorm and classroom at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, before the gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, 23, kills himself.

Bloodstained The worst shootings in recent years

Flowers lay beneath a memorial at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Reuters

 

2 September 2006: Douglas W Pennington, 49, fatally shoots his two sons before killing himself during a visit to Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Bloodstained The worst shootings in recent years

The Shepherd University campus. Image Credit: Wikipedia commons

 

28 October 2002: Three professors are killed when Robert Flores Jr, 41, who was flunking out of the University of Arizona nursing school, shoots them before killing himself in Tucson, Arizona.

Bloodstained The worst shootings in recent years

The University of Arizona College of Nursing. Image Credit: Official Facebook page

 

16 January 2002: Three people are killed and three are wounded when a recently dismissed graduate student at the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia, returns to campus and targets the dean, a professor and a student. Peter Odighizuwa, 42, pleaded guilty in the attack and was sentenced to life in prison.

Bloodstained The worst shootings in recent years

The Appalachian School of Law in Grundy. Image Credit: Wikipedia commons

 

15 August, 1996: Three professors are shot and killed when Frederick Martin Davidson, 36, a graduate engineering student at San Diego State University, is defending his thesis before a faculty committee and pulls out a handgun. Davidson was later sentenced in California to three life terms in prison without parole.

Bloodstained The worst shootings in recent years

The San Diego State University. Image Credit: Official Facebook page

 

With inputs from AP

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