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How many mass shootings have taken place in 2022?

MASS shootings in the US reached an all-time high six months into 2022.

The record numbers come only days after six people were killed and 30 others injured in a mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois on July 4.

At least 21 people died at the Robb Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TexasCredit: Reuters

How many mass shootings have taken place in 2022?

Mass shootings in the US are on the rise, occurring in grocery stores, schools, concerts, and subway stations across the country.

Insider reported that between January and July 2022, the country has had at least 314 mass shootings.

A mass shooting is described as an "incident in which four or more people were shot or killed, excluding the shooter."

Some of the most notable mass shootings of the year include a shooting at a Tops Supermarket in Buffalo, New York, and a shooting at the Geneva Presbyterian Church in California.

How many school shootings have taken place in 2022?

The world faced another deadly school shooting on May 24, 2022, at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

The shooter ultimately took the lives of 19 children and two adults, and it marked the 27th school shooting of the year, according to Education Week.

The company has reportedly been tracking school shootings since 2018 and added that the highest number of shootings since then happened in 2021 when there were 34 school shootings.

Other 2022 school shootings include:

What is the deadliest school shooting in history?

When people mention school shootings, the Sandy Hook Elementary and Columbine High School tragedies often come to mind, but there is another school shooting that occurred among those that has the highest number of fatalities, according to data from Statista.

In 2007, 32 people ultimately lost their lives during the Virginia Tech massacre.

At the time, senior English major Seung-Hui Cho, who was armed with a 9-millimeter handgun, a 22-caliber handgun, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, went on a shooting spree that began around 7.15am local time.

There have been 27 school shootings in 2022Credit: AP

According to HISTORY, Cho's first victims were a female freshman and a male resident assistant, which led police to pursue the female victim’s boyfriend as a suspect because they believed that it was an isolated domestic-violence incident.

However, just a few hours later, around 9.40am, Cho continued on his spree before shooting himself.

In all, the shooting took the lives of 27 students and five faculty members.

Behind the Virginia Tech massacre is the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, which took the lives of 26 people, and the Uvalde elementary school shooting, which took the lives of 21 people.