Overview of recent US mass shootings motivated by hate

In recent years, it appears that victims targeted in the latest mass shooting were based on their sexual orientation, religion, or race, when the gunman ended the rampage by killing himself.

Here is a compilation of a few others.

2016 Orlando Pulse Nightclub Shooting: 49 Fatalities

Following a three-hour confrontation, law enforcement officers fatally shot him, an armed individual who caused the deaths of 49 individuals and injured 53 more at Pulse, a homosexual bar located in Orlando, Florida.

The shooting in 2016 was the deadliest incident of LGBTQ-related violence in the United States, surpassing an arson attack at a New Orleans club in 1973 that killed 32 people.

Prosecutors declared that the assailant executed the attack on behalf of the Islamic State, even though his motives for choosing Pulse as the objective remain undisclosed.

In October 2018, amidst a gathering at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue, an individual of 46 years, employed as a driver of trucks, fired a gun, resulting in the death of 11 individuals and injuring six. This act of aggression towards the Jewish community in the United States stands as the most fatal occurrence of its kind.

He is still facing murder charges in court. Earlier this month, he was sentenced to death and found guilty of federal charges related to hate. The police described his antisemitic feelings on social media before the shooting, where he wounded and shot the gunman.

Shooting at Tops Supermarket in Buffalo Claims 10 Lives in 2022

The gunman, an 18-year-old man, wrote a 180-page manifesto on racial purity before driving more than 240 miles to Buffalo, New York, where he was expected to find Black people. He killed 10 Black people at a Friendly Tops grocery store in western New York in May 2022.

He is still confronted with the death penalty on federal hate-crime charges. Following a trial, he was sentenced to 11 life terms, as well as 90 years, for murder, domestic terrorism, and various other offenses.

Shooting at Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, 2015: Nine Fatalities

In May 2015, a 21-year-old self-declared white supremacist neo-Nazi killed nine Black people during a Bible study class at the historic Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, despite authorities’ hopes for peace.

He was sentenced to consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole in state court, and he was sentenced to death in federal court.