39 deaths rank among the most violent months

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The violent deaths of 18 people in California have turned the nation’s attention to mass shootings — and with half a dozen shootings so far in January 2023, the month could end with the heaviest toll in recent years.

On January 21, a shooting in Monterey Park, California left 11 dead and nine injured. Two days later, seven people were killed and one injured in a shooting in Half Moon Bay, California.

A mass shooting is defined as an incident in which four people, including the perpetrator, are killed.

39 deaths in a two-day span in January have become the focal point. Here’s a look at the dates and locations of this month’s events:

A 42-year-old Utah man shot his wife, five children, mother-in-law and then himself after his wife filed for divorce.

A 45-year-old father shot dead his wife, three children and then himself.

A 41-year-old man was arrested after four people were shot at a Cleveland residence. A girl, age 8, was also shot and hospitalized.

Six people were shot to death at a home in the San Joaquin Valley.

A 72-year-old gunman killed 11 people and wounded nine others at a dance studio in Monterey Park.

A 66-year-old man was arrested after he shot dead seven people at two farms in Half Moon Bay.


source USA TODAY Network reporting and research; Associated Press



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