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Mass shootings in the United States: When, where they have occurred in 2019

Mass shootings in the United States: When, where they have occurred in 2019
Posted at 5:49 PM, Aug 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 17:56:50-04

The number of mass shooting incidents in the United States continues to rise in 2019.

According to data from the Gun Violence Archive , a total of 250 mass shooting incidents have occurred as of August 3.

A shooting that left 20 dead and dozens more injured at an El Paso Walmart marked the 250th mass shooting incident in 2019.

In 2018, a total of 340 mass shooting incidents occurred across the U.S., which is a slight decrease from 346 incidents in 2017.Take a look below to see each mass shooting incident across the U.S. so far in 2019.

There doesn't seem to be an official definition for a "mass shooting" in the United States, but according to the Gun Violence Archive, a mass shooting is described as four or more individuals being shot or killed in the same general time and location.

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The F.B.I. defines a "mass killing" as the killing of three or more people in a public place, but the federal agency also defines a "mass murderer" as someone who has killed four or more people in the same location.

The Gun Violence Archive lists itself as a not-for-profit organization that documents gun violence and gun crime nationally.

This article was originally published by Courtland Jeffrey for KNXV .