Mass shootings in U.S. history

POSTED: 8:20 AM Jul 20 2012   UPDATED: 1:13 PM Mar 10 2014

A gunman opened fire at the Fort Hood military post in Texas on Wednesday, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide. Take a look at some of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.

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March 30, 2009: A gunman shot eight people to death and wounded several others at a nursing home in North Carolina. Most of those killed were elderly nursing home patients.


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