联邦调查局: Number of 'active shooter' incidents jumped 52% 在 2021 从 2020, at least one suspect still at-large

曾经有 52.5% more active shooter incidents between 2020 和 2021, 和 33% more from 2019 至 2020, according to an FBI report released Monday, 标题 “Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2021.

The report was released just over a week after upstate New York man Payton Gendron, 18, allegedly unleashed a racially motived attack on May 15, when he opened fire at a busy Tops Friendly Markets store in Buffalo, 。. Gendron killed 10 people and wounded three others, 官员们说.

Eleven of the victims were Black individuals. The deceased victims have been identified as: Roberta A. Drury, 32; Margus D. 莫里森, 52; Andre Mackneil, 53; Aaron Salter, 55; Geraldine Talley, 62; Celestine Chaney, 65 ; Heyward Patterson, 67; Katherine Massey, 72; Pearl Young, 77; and Ruth Whitfield, 86.

The May 15 massacre is not included in the FBI’s recent report, which examines statistics only from 2021 and earlier. The bureau defined an “主动射手” as beingone or more individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area.

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These types of incidents included those that occurred in public places or at one or more location; those that ended in mass killing; ones that were not the result of another criminal offense; and shootingsthat appeared focused on injury to people, not buildings or objects,” 联邦调查局说.

The report included both incidents that appeared to be spontaneous and thosewhere the shooter appeared to methodically search for potential victims.

Law enforcement are seeing anupward trend,” and the number of active shooter events has skyrocketed 96.8% 从 2017 至 2021, the agency found. According to the FBI, 曾经有 31 active shooter incidents in 2017, 30 in both 2018 和 2019, 和 40 在 2020.

The FBI said it observed anemerging trend” 在 2021 的 “roving active shooters; 特别, shooters who shoot multiple locations, either in one day or in various locations over several days.

A CLOSER LOOK

A closer look at the numbers shows 2021’s incidents were reported in 30 states and resulted in 103 people killed, 和 140 别人受伤, 联邦调查局说. Two of the people killed and three of the wounded victims were law enforcement officers. Twelve of the 61 shootings met the definition of being amass killing,” the agency reported.

Only one of the 61 active shooting incidents was allegedly at the hands of a female, while two offenders wore body armor. Eleven of the shooters took their own lives, 14 被杀了 by law enforcement and four were killed by a public citizen, 联邦调查局说.

The shooters behind 30 incidents from 2021 were apprehended in, while the suspect behind one incident remained at-large, 联邦调查局说.

The only at-large suspect – or suspects – used a rifle to open fire at the Houston, 德州, Azuza Hookah Bar and Lounge on June 8, 2021, 联邦调查局说. Five people were wounded, but survived. The Azuza shooting is also the only one in which more than one suspect might be involved.

California reported the highest number of active shooter incidents, with six, while five each happened in Georgia and Texas, 联邦调查局说.

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尽管那样 2021 bore the highest number of active shooter incidents over the past five years, it was reported to have resulted in the third-highest number of casualties.

曾经有 243 total casualties reported in 2021, including both fatal and non-fatal injuries, while there were 258 reported in 2019 and a staggering 734 active shooter casualties in 2017.

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曾经有 143 被杀的人 591 wounded in 2017, 联邦调查局说. The plurality of casualties reported were a result of the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting on October 1, 2017, which resulted in 56 fatalities and 489 受伤, 联邦调查局说.

The FBI is asking anyone who suspects someone of planning an active shooter event to visit the agency’s Active Shooter Resources webpage.

福克斯新闻’ David Spunt contributed to this report.

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