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4 of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in modern US history have taken place in Texas

Updated 0218 GMT (1018 HKT) August 4, 2019

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Of the 10 deadliest shootings in modern US history, four have taken place in Texas.
Here's an explanation of why we say "modern history."
(And here's a full list, dating back to 1949, that goes beyond the 10 deadliest. It includes the Fort Hood attack in 2009 and the shooting spree at Santa Fe High School in 2018, both in Texas.)
Below is a list of the 10 deadliest single-day mass shootings in modern US history. If the shooter was killed or died by suicide during the incident, that death is not included in the total.
The Harvest Music Festival: 58 killed
October 1, 2017 -- A gunman, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, fires from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on a crowd of more than 20,000 gathered on the Las Vegas Strip for the Route 91 Harvest music festival. He kills 58 people and injures more than 500. Police believe the gunman then kills himself. It is the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.
Pulse night club: 49 killed
June 12, 2016 -- Omar Saddiqui Mateen, 29, opens fire inside Pulse, a gay nightclub, in Orlando. At least 49 people are killed and more than 50 are injured. Police shoot and kill Mateen during an operation to free hostages officials say he was holding at the club.
Virginia Tech: 32 killed
April 16, 2007 -- Student Seung-Hui Cho, 23, goes on a shooting spree, killing 32 people in two locations and wounding an undetermined number of others on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. The shooter dies by suicide.
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