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See where mass shootings have taken place across the United States in 2021

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Posted at 2:39 PM, May 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-26 14:25:33-04

The number of mass shootings in the United States continues to outpace itself from 2020.

As of May 26, the Gun Violence Archive documented 231 mass shootings across the United States. In comparison, a total of 141 mass shootings occurred by this same time in 2020.

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The most recent incident occurred at a light rail maintenance yard in San Jose, California, where at least nine people were killed, including the suspect, and others were injured.

In all of 2020, there were a total of 610 mass shootings across the country.

Click on each point in the map for more details about each 2021 incident recorded by the Gun Violence Archive.

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, excluding any shooter who is injured or killed.

The FBI has defined "mass killing" as the killing of three or more people in a public place, and "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.