Skip to content
Topics
Stories

Columbine, Aurora and now Boulder: Colorado has the sixth-highest rate of public mass killings

People in this story

USA Today, March 2021

Colorado was once again thrust into the national spotlight Monday as the scene of a mass shooting when 10 people, including a police officer, were killed at a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder.

Some of the nation’s most high-profile acts of gun violence have occurred in Colorado, which has taken a toll on its residents and leaders. In 1999 at Columbine High School, two students killed 12 others and a teacher before dying by suicide. In 2012 at a movie theater in Aurora, a gunman killed 12 and injured 58. The gunman, who had sealed off doors and used tear gas, was sentenced to life in prison. In 2015 at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, a shooting left three dead and nine injured.

According to a database compiled by USA TODAY, Northeastern University and The Associated Press, Colorado had the sixth-highest rate of public mass killings out of the 50 states.

Continue reading at USA Today.

More Stories

As the U.S. becomes more politically polarized, so does corporate leadership, paper says

06.28.2022

The ARTery: Boston councilor, professor work to create arts corridor through Roxbury

06.27.2022

Abortion ruling seen as burden on minority women

06.30.22
In the News