Mass shootings in the US: When, where they have occurred in 2018

Posted: 2:38 PM, Feb 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-15 14:23:35Z

The number of mass shootings around the country in 2018 continues to climb.

According to data from the  Gun Violence Archive , a total of 30 mass shooting incidents have occurred as of February 14, including  Wednesday's school shooting in Florida .

In 2017, the U.S. saw a total of 346 mass shootings.  See statistics for other years here .

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 FBI 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.