FBI releases report on 2019 active shooter incidents

15 law enforcement officers were wounded and two were killed during some of 28 incidents last year


By Amanda Lien

WASHINGTON — The FBI has released its report on active shooter incidents in 2019.

According to the bureau’s report, 28 shootings were designated as active shooter incidents, an increase of one from the previous year.

In total, there were 97 fatalities and 150 wounded, not including the shooters. The report found that 30 shooters carried out the 28 incidents, up from 27 shooters in 2018.

In 2019, there were two law enforcement officers killed and 15 wounded while responding to the active shooter incidents listed in the report. In 11 incidents, law enforcement officers directly engaged the shooter. In 15 cases, the shooters were apprehended by police.

The FBI reports that 12 of the 28 incidents met the criteria of the federal definition of mass killings of three or more deaths in a single incident. The highest number of deaths occurred at the Cielo Vista Walmart in El Paso, Texas, in which 23 people were killed and 22 wounded.

 

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