Deadliest mass killings of 2017 so far (Jan-July)

The popular media narrative about spree shooters being disproportionately white is a hoax.

We looked at all multiple victim intentional murders for 2017 so far. We define “deadliest” as having the most fatalities. In the case of a tie, the one with the most additional injured victims is considered the “deadliest.” If you think there are any mistakes or mass killings that should have made the list, please e-mail us.

We have now capped the list at incidents with four or more victims and at least three fatalities. This gave us thirty-four incidents. On previous lists, earlier in the year, we included incidents with fewer victims.

Major Findings For 2017 So Far:

  1. Even though blacks only make up 13% of the population, they make up a majority of all suspects in 2017 multiple killings.
  2. While the majority of the victims of black multiple killers are black, they cross racial lines often.
  3. White multiple killers, at least in 2017, have almost exclusively only shot other whites.
  4. The number of white victims has been disproportionately large in 2017 compared to the number of white suspects.

One thing that may be an anomaly for 2017, is the fact that two of the top 17 mass killers are female. One is a black female and one is a black Latina.

Of the thirty-four deadliest American mass killings of 2017, five of the suspects have been white. Two have been Asian. One is a Pakistani. Four have been Latino, though one of those is a Puerto Rican that has a Mulato appearance. Twenty-two of the thirty-four attacks have black suspects.

Eights of the suspects, who made the top thirty-four, killed white people exclusively. This includes all five white suspects, two of the black suspects and one of the Asian (Hmong) suspects. Some suspects killed racially mixed groups.

The two numbers in parenthesis are the number of fatalities and the number of injured victims.

(8, 0) May 27th, Lincoln County, MS. Willie Cory Godbolt, a black male, shot and killed eight people at three different locations. The victims include a white sheriff’s deputy, four black women, one adult black males, and two juvenile black males.



(7, 0) May 15th, Akron, OH. Stanley O. Ford, a 59-year-old black male, intentionally set a family home on fire. He killed a family of seven. The victims included a black male, a white female, and five Mulato children.



(5, 6) January 6th, Fort Lauderdale, FL. A Latino (Puerto Rican), who claimed online to have converted to Islam, shot 11 people at the Fort Lauderdale airport. Five died. All of the victims shown in the news were white. Many of them elderly.



(5, 0) July 6th, Atlanta, GA. A Latino woman stabbed her husband and four children to death. The perpetrator is from Mexico.



(5, 0) June 5th, Orlando, FL. A white male shot and killed five white former co-workers.




(5, 0) June 15th, La Madera, NM. A Latino male shot five people. He shot his mother, brother, and stepfather. Then he murdered a white male and stole the man’s car. Then he murdered a Latino male store clerk. The shooting spree lasted three hours before he was apprehended.


— Top 6 —

(4, 1) March 15th, Metairie, LA. Two black males and an elderly black female were shot in the head execution-style. One white male was stabbed in the head. An unidentified female was shot in the face but survived. The killings took place in two different apartments in a Metairie apartment complex. Police arrested and charged a black male who is a local cocaine dealer.



(4, 1) April 18th, Fresno, CA. A black male went on a racially motivated spree shooting targeting white men. He shot four, killing three. The same man is believed to have killed a black male security guard during an argument five days earlier. The perpetrator espoused Nation of Islam theology on Facebook and hated white people. Technically, this was two incidents on two different days, but we combined them.


— Top 8 —

(4, 0) July 5th, Bucks County, PA. Four white male victims were murdered on a farm by two white male cousins. The perpetrators felt cheated in a drug deal and lured the victims to their deaths.



(4, 0) March 23rd, Sacramento, CA. A Latino male killed two adults and two juveniles. The victims are Latino and members of the same family. The perpetrator is a 56-year-old El Salvadoran.



(4, 0) March 30th, Chicago, IL. A black male shot and killed four black males at Nadia’s Fish & Chicken. Two of the victims were brothers and killed right in front of their mother. Chicago police say it was a gang-related retaliation. The suspect’s father was murdered one day earlier.



(4, 0) February 21st, Toomsuba, MS. A black male shot and killed four members of a black family. One of the victims was only five.



(4, 0) February 9th, Jackson, MS. A group of black males shot and killed four other black males. Three died right away and a fourth died a few days later. The shooting took place inside an apartment. Police say it was a home invasion. The victims shot back and killed two of the attackers. A third perpetrator (pictured) is in custody.



(4, 0) February 6th, Yazoo City, MS. A black male shot and killed four other black males. The shooting took place outside of a nightclub.



(4, 0) March 22nd, Wausau, WI. A Hmong gunman killed four white victims. One of the victims is a police officer.




(4, 0) April 7th, Houston, TX. A black female shot four members of her own family. She eventually committed suicide. This might be the deadliest mass killing by a single offender female perpetrator since 2006.



(4, 0) January 3rd, Hubbard, OR. A white male is believed to have killed his wife and three kids. It is believed that he set his house on fire and shot himself afterward.



— Top 17 —

(3, 2) January 12st, Kansas City, MO. Three black males invaded an apartment and shot five people. Three of them died. Two of the victims were white females. Her mixed race two-year-old son was shot five times and survived. The other victims have not been pictured in the media. Police have still not made any arrests.



(3, 2) June 3rd, New Orleans, LA. A black male shot five black victims at a party. Three of them died. It occurred at a restaurant.


(3, 2) June 14th, San Fransisco, CA. An Asian UPS worker went on a shooting spree at a UPS sorting facility. Three co-workers were killed, and two more injured. The fatalities are two Asians and a white victim.


— Top 20 —

(3,1) July 3rd, Prattville, AL. Two black male suspects opened fire on people inside a barbershop. Four were shot, three of them died. The victims are all black males.


(3, 1) July 5th, Madison, ME. A white male shot his wife, son, and two other people. Three were killed.



(3, 1) June 1st, St. Louis, MO. A black male shot four black victims while they were sitting inside their car. An adult couple and their seven-year-old daughter were killed. Another adult male was wounded. A five-year-old girl was also in the car but did not get shot.



(3, 1) January 15th, Capulin, CO. A Latino shot four Latinos at a birthday party, killing three.




(3, 1) March 10th, New Orleans, LA. Four members of a black family were shot inside their home. A mother and two of her children died. A third child was injured but survived. The perp is a black male. No one has been arrested yet.

(3, 1) April 7th, St. Paul, MN. Two black brothers killed two sisters and their father. The victims are white. One of the female victims had been dating one of the perps. One of the perps committed suicide and the other was captured.



(3, 1) January 22nd, Atlanta, GA. One or more black males shot four blacks males, killing three. They were sitting in their car at a Checker’s drive-thru. No arrests.

(3, 1) January 4th, Fontana, CA. A Pakistani shot four members of his own family, killing three. It was allegedly over a financial dispute.



(3, 1) March 18th, Detroit, MI. A black male kicked open the door to a home and shot four members of the same family. They were sleeping when the attack started. There was a total of six family members in the house, and one returned fire and wounded the perp. Two males and a female were killed. Another female was injured. The victims are black.

(3, 1) April 3rd, Philadelphia, PA. Four black men shot in a drive-by while standing in front of a housing project. Police believe the perpetrators are black males. No arrests yet.

(3, 1) April 7th, Hickory, NC. Three killed, one injured while sitting in their car outside a bar. The shooter is a black male. The shooter also had a white accomplice who was charged with murder. The victims are a white male, an Asian male, and a girl who appears to be mixed race.


(3, 1) May 9th, Kansas City, KS. A white male shot and killed three white victims and wounded a Hispanic victim.



(3, 1) April 30th, Topeka, Kansas. A black male opened fire in a group home. His main target was his brother who was killed. He killed a total of three people and wounded a fourth. It looks like the other two fatalities are Latino males.



(3, 1) May 16th, Ruffin, SC. A black male shot four members of a white family. Two adults were killed. A thirteen year was killed. A nine-year-old girl was wounded. The perp may have also shot at a five-year-old. Police have charged a black male for the murders and a black female for being his getaway driver.

— Top 34 —


Obvious, the raw data paints a vastly different picture than what is commonly portrayed in the entertainment industry, the media, and by left-wing foundations.

Blacks commit spree shootings in extreme disproportion to their share of the population. It may be true that white and Asian spree killers have a higher average number of fatalities. The only time that blacks drop off the list is when you look at spree shootings, with very high death tolls, over a long period of time.

NPR recently published this list of the twelve deadliest spree killings occurring over a seventy year period. Only one perp is black. However, only six are white. Two are Asians, one Korean and one Vietnamese. One is an Afghan, one is a Palestinian, and one was a Pakistani husband and wife team. So even looking at the deadliest shootings over a seventy year period, white people are still under-represented compared to their percentage of the population.