Seeing Red: Gun Violence in the United States


Three hundred fifty-five.

So far, 2015 has witnessed more mass shootings* than there have been days this year. From the 355 incidents, 462 people were killed and 1,317 were directly injured by gunfire or their attackers.

The most recent attacks occurred yesterday, Dec. 2, when three assailants opened fire at a party at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, CA — killing 14 and injuring 17. Earlier that day, shots were fired in Savannah, GA — killing one and injuring three others.

Using information aggregated from news reports by a crowdsourced tracker, we’ve put together an interactive map and list indicating the location of every mass shooting incident that occurred this year.

*Mass shootings are considered incidents with four or more victims. These deaths and injuries caused directly by gunfire.

Mathew Burciaga is a fourth year History of Public Policy major and recovering member of student government. Joining The Bottom Line in Spring 2014 as a staff photographer, Mathew covered mainly local events and concerts. He joined the Editorial Board as a Layout Editor and was selected Executive Managing Editor in Spring 2015. While not stressing over his job, Mathew enjoys keeping up with the Kardashian's and slappin' da bass.