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Nash, Texas, added to mass killing database after family’s recent homicides

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Texarkana Gazette, May 2023

Nash is now included in a national database along with Uvalde, Allen, Houston, El Paso and other Texas cities that have had mass killings.

The Mass Killing Database is compiled by Northeastern University Professor James Fox, in a partnership with the Associated Press and USA Today. Circles on a map of the United States represent locations of mass killings since 2006. The website also breaks data of mass killings down by location, such as a home or a school, relationship of the victims to the killer, and type of weapon used.

Killings are considered to be mass killings if four or more people, not including the gunman, are killed, according to the database. The FBI uses the same criterion to define mass killings.

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