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Mass shootings in U.S.: When, where they have occurred in 2018

Posted: 7:15 AM, Nov 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-08 18:53:20Z

The number of mass shootings around the country in 2018 has risen above 300 so far.

According to data from the  Gun Violence Archive , a total of 307 mass shooting incidents have occurred as of October 27.

Wednesday night's shooting , which left 13 people dead at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California , marked the 307th mass shooting incident so far this year.

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 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.