Deadliest Mass Murders
Mass Murder used to be unheard of in the media, and it sure wasn’t widely broadcasted. However, mass murders have been happening for quite some time. With most of the deadliest mass murders happening since the year 2000, they have been happening since before that time.
Here we are going to look at some of the worst mass murders that have happened in North American. Some are newer and were widely publicized, and others might surprise you.
Let’s have a look.
North America’s Deadliest Mass Murders
1. Montreal, Quebec
On September 1st, in 1972, 37 people are killed, and 64 more are injured when an arson attack is executed on a downtown night club. Gasoline was spread through the entire stairwell to the establishment and then struck to ignite. Most of the deaths happened at the bar upstairs. Three men committed these murders, and they did it because they were denied entry due to already being intoxicated. They got life in prison.
2. Killeen, Texas
On the fateful day of November 5th in 2009, a US army major and psychiatrist opened fire on Fort Hood Military base and killed 13 people while injuring 30 others. This mass Murder was considered to be the deadliest mass murder on a military base ever in the history of the United States. A civilian police sergeant ended the murders by shooting Nidal Hassan and paralyzing him from the waist down. He was sentenced to death and is currently waiting for his execution in a Texas prison.
*Little known fact; Fort Hood became the site of another shooting spree that ended with three people dead and 14 injured five years after that fateful November day.
3. Montreal, Quebec
One of the most publicized mass shootings in Canada happened on December 6th, 1989, when a man armed with a semi-automatic weapon entered an engineering class and asked the men to leave. He then shot and killed all 14 women left in the room and then killed himself. Ecole Polytechnique has never been the same since that fateful day. The gunman blamed feminists for his problems, and it took over 30 years to call that Murder what it was.
4. Vernon, British Columbia
The most known case in Canada of familial homicide is when Mark Chahal is enraged by his wife wanting a divorce. He then kills her and then goes on to kill eight other people in her family before he killed himself on April 5th, 1996. That was definitely considered to be a crime of passion.
5. Newtown, Connecticut
One of the most heart-wrenching mass killings in the history of the United States is the one that took place on December 14th in 2012. Sandy Hook Elementary school became the victim of Adam Lanza, who open fired on the elementary school, killing 20 children between the ages of 6 and 7 as well as six teachers and then himself. He had also killed his mother before going to school.
There are many more mass killings that are memorable and deserve to recognize. Mass Murder isn’t as rare as it used to be; it is much more common now than before. Governments are always looking at gun laws to try and regulate them, but there is little they can do. Hopefully, more can be done to help in the elimination of these devastating events.