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U.S. mass shootings: San Bernardino latest in a deadly line

An attack at a Southern California social services centre Wednesday became the latest mass shooting in the United States. Here's a look at some of the country's deadliest rampages since 2012.

Locations have included workplaces, schools, a church and a temple

A group of local church members pray for residents who live in the neighbourhood where Wednesday's police shootout with mass-shooting suspects took place in San Bernardino, Calif. (The Associated Press)

An attack at a Southern California social services centre Wednesday became the latest mass shooting in the United States. Here's a look at some of the country's deadliest rampages since 2012:

Dec. 2, 2015: Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, opened fire at a social services centre in San Bernardino, Calif., killing at least 14 people and wounding more than a dozen, authorities said. They fled the scene but died hours later in a shootout with police.


A young woman attends a vigil in Roseburg, Ore., on Oct. 1 after a shooting at a community college. The shooter opened fire in a classroom, then moved to other rooms methodically gunning down victims, witnesses said. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Oct 1, 2015: A shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., left 10 people dead and seven wounded. Shooter Christopher Harper-Mercer, 26, exchanged gunfire with police then killed himself.


U.S. President Barack Obama greets Malana Pinckney at the funeral for her father, Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was among nine people killed by a gunman at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., in June. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

June 17, 2015: Dylann Roof, 21, shot and killed nine African-American church members during a Bible study group inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. Police contend the attack was racially motivated. Roof faces nine counts of murder in state court and dozens of federal charges, including hate crimes.


Jose Cardoso, 50, cries in front of a makeshift memorial for one of the victims of a shooting and stabbing rampage in May 2014 killed six people near the University of California, Santa Barbara. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

May 23, 2014: A community college student, Elliot Rodger, 22, killed six people and wounded 13 in shooting and stabbing attacks in the area near the University of California, Santa Barbara, campus. Authorities said he apparently shot himself to death after a gunbattle with deputies.


Law enforcement officers respond to the scene of the Sept. 16, 2013, mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington. (Jason Reed/Reuters)

Sept. 16, 2013: Aaron Alexis, a mentally disturbed civilian contractor, shot 12 people to death at the Washington Navy Yard before he was killed in a police shootout.

July 26, 2013: Pedro Vargas, 42, went on a shooting rampage at his Hialeah, Fla., apartment building, gunning down six people before officers fatally shot him.


White roses with the faces of victims, marking the one-month anniversary of the Dec. 14, 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, are attached to a telephone pole near the school, where 26 people were killed. (Jessica Hill/Associated Press)

Dec 14, 2012: In Newtown, Conn., an armed 20-year-old man entered Sandy Hook Elementary School and used a semi-automatic rifle to kill 26 people, including 20 first graders and six adult school staff members. He then killed himself.

Sept. 27, 2012: In Minnesota's deadliest workplace rampage, Andrew Engeldinger, who had just been fired, pulled a gun and fatally shot six people, including the company's founder. He also wounded two others at Accent Signage Systems in Minneapolis before taking his own life.

Aug. 5, 2012: In Oak Creek, Wis., 40-year-old gunman Wade Michael Page killed six worshippers at a Sikh Temple before killing himself.

July 20, 2012: James Holmes, 27, fatally shot 12 people and injured 70 in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

April 2, 2012: Seven people were killed and three were wounded when a 43-year-old former student opened fire at Oikos University in Oakland, Calif. One Goh was charged with seven counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder, but psychiatric evaluations concluded he suffered from long-term paranoid schizophrenia and was unfit to stand trial.

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