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List of rampage killers

Number of incidents listed
Africa/Middle East 88
Americas 119
Asia 132
Europe 106
Oceania/Maritime Southeast Asia 142
Workplace 101
Educational settings 65
Hate crimes 26
Home intruders 88
Familicides – U.S. 111
Familicides – Europe 104
Familicides – Rest of world 147
Vehicular 33
Grenade 28
Other 46
Total 1336

This is a partial list of rampage killings. It is further divided into several subsections.

This list shall contain every case with at least one of the following features:

  • Rampage killings with six or more dead (excluding the perpetrator)
  • Rampage killings with at least four people killed and a double digit number of victims (dead plus injured)
  • Rampage killings with at least a dozen victims (dead plus injured)

In the tables that follow, the "W" column indicates the weapon, or weapons, used. Details are listed in the Annotation section.

Africa and the Middle East

Only the first 15 entries are shown here. For the entire list see: Africa and the Middle East

This section contains cases that occurred in Africa and the Middle East. Not included are school massacres, workplace killings, hate crimes or familicides, which form their own categories.

Perpetrator Date Year Location Country Killed Injured W Additional Notes Ref.
1. Unek, William
Feb. 11
1954
1957
Mahagi
Malampaka
 Belgian Congo
 Tanganyika
21
36
?
?
 M
FMA
Killed
2. Komakech, Richard June 26 1994 Kampala  Uganda
26
13
F Killed by victim's father [1]
3. Unknown March 25/26 1994 Ta'izz  Yemen
22
?
F Shot by police [2]
4. Unknown Police Officer April 15 1983 Asureti  Uganda
21
?
F Committed suicide [3]
5. Omar Abdul Razeq Abdullah Rifai, 28 Aug. 21 2013 Meet al-Attar  Egypt
15
?
F Shot dead
Killed several people in a family feud in 2008
[4]
6. Unknown Soldier Nov. 6 1995 Nshili  Rwanda
14–17
19
FM Committed suicide [5]
7. Two Unknown Men 1936 Aksum  Turkey
14
3
FM Both were killed [6]
8. Khumalo, Banda, 38 Dec. 4 1977 Bulawayo  Rhodesia
13
16
F Shot by police [7]
9. Ogwang, Alfred, 28 Dec. 26 1994 Kamwenge  Uganda
13
14
F Convicted [8]
10. Fekadu Nasha May 12 2013 Bahir Dar  Ethiopia
12–18
2
F Died [9]
11. Mogo May 12 1929 Kitale  Kenya
12
1
 M Sentenced to death
12. Obwara, Lazaro, 55 July 28 1950 Kampala  Uganda
12
0
 M Arrested [10]
13. Ben Jebir, 28 March 25 1985 Fahs  Tunisia
12
?
F Committed suicide
Killed an unborn child
[11]
14. Vukwana, Bulelani, 29 Feb. 9 2002 East London  South Africa
11
6
F Committed suicide
15. Abdullah Saleh Zaid al-Kohali, 26 May 30 2008 Bait al-Aqari  Yemen
10
15
F Sentenced to death and executed [12]

Americas

Only the first 15 entries are shown here. For the entire list see: Americas

This section contains cases that occurred in the Americas.

Not included are school massacres, workplace killings, hate crimes or familicides, which form their own categories.

Perpetrator Date Year Location Country Killed Injured W Additional Notes Ref.
1. Delgado Morales, Campo Elias, 52 Dec. 4 1986 Bogotá  Colombia
29
12
FMA Shot by police
2. Hennard, George Pierre, 35 Oct. 16 1991 Killeen, TX  USA
23
19–22
F V Committed suicide
3. Huberty, James Oliver, 41 July 18 1984 San Diego, CA  USA
21
19
F Shot by police
4. Ferreira de França, Genildo, 27 May 21/22 1997 Santo Antônio dos Barreiros  Brazil
14
3
F Committed suicide or shot by police [13]
5. Wong, Jiverly Antares, 41 April 3 2009 Binghamton, NY  USA
13
4
F Committed suicide
6. Unruh, Howard Barton, 28 Sep. 6 1949 Camden, NJ  USA
13
3
F Found mentally unfit to stand trial
7. Holmes, James Eagan, 24 (suspect) July 20 2012 Aurora, CO  USA
12
62
F E Suspect arrested, trial pending
8. Pough, James Edward, 42 June 17/18 1990 Jacksonville, FL  USA
11
6
F V Committed suicide
9. Lozano Velásquez, Juan de Jesús, 26 June 24 2000 Bogotá  Colombia
11
5
F Sentenced to 40 years in prison [14]
10. Caceres, Gregorio, 50 Feb. 18 1942 Trujillo  Venezuela
11
4
 M Killed [15]
11. Flores, Oscar, 23 July 31 2005 San Jerónimo de Juárez  Mexico
11
2
FM Killed by angry mob or shot by police [16]
12. Unknown Dec. 18 1936 Monte Aprazível  Brazil
10–16
?
F Arrested [17]
13. McLendon, Michael Kenneth, 28 March 10 2009 Kinston, Samson & Geneva, AL  USA
10
6
F A Committed suicide
Also killed four dogs
[18]
14. Starkweather, Charles, 19
Fugate, Caril Ann, 14
Jan. 21–29 1958 Lincoln & Bennet, NE
Douglas, WY
 USA
10
0
FM Also killed two dogs
Starkweather killed a man on Nov. 30, 1957
15. Malagón González, Arnoldo, 22 June 1 1993 Soacha  Colombia
10
?
F Arrested [19]

Asia

Only the first 15 entries are shown here. For the entire list see: Asia

This section contains cases that occurred in Asia.

Not included are school massacres, workplace killings, hate crimes or familicides, which form their own categories.

Perpetrator Date Year Location Country Killed Injured W Additional Notes Ref.
1. Woo Bum-Kon, 27 April 26/27 1982 Uiryeong  South Korea
56
34–37
F E Committed suicide
2. Feng Wanhai, 26
Jiang Liming, 22
Nov. 18 1995 Zhaodong  China
32
16
F Feng was shot by police
Jiang committed suicide
[20]
3. Toi, Mutsuo, 21 May 21 1938 Kaio  Japan
30
3
FM Committed suicide
4. Tian Mingjian, 31 Sep. 20 1994 Beijing  China
23
30–80
F Shot by police
5. Michael Zhu April 1950 Nainital  India
22
?
 M [21]
6. Unknown April 1 1978 Dong Doc  Laos
16
60
F E [22]
7. Bales, Robert, 38 March 11 2012 Najeeban & Alkozai  Afghanistan
16
6
FMA Sentenced to life imprisonment
Also killed at least one dog and a cow
[23]
8. Yuan Daizhong, 41 Nov. 18 2004 Yueyang & Xima  China
15
28
 ME Committed suicide [24]
9. Harphul Singh July 23 1930 Tohana  India
15
?
F A Sentenced to death and executed
Had killed five people in the two years prior
[25]
10. Ramesh Sharma, 28 July 23 1983 Mandsaur  India
14
9
F Shot by police
11. Hu Wenhai, 46
Liu Haiwang, 40
Oct. 26 2001 Dayukou  China
14
3
FM Both were sentenced to death and executed [26]
12. Unknown Soldier June 14 1912 Guangzhou China
14
2+
F Shot by soldiers [27]
13. Unknown Aug. 1938 Bhatinda  India
12
8
F [28]
14. Shi Yuejun, 35 Sep. 24–29 2006 Liuhe & Tonghua county  China
12
5
 M Sentenced to death and executed
15. Duong Van Mon, 35 Aug. 8 1998 Đắk Lắk Province  Vietnam
12
2–6
 M Sentenced to death [29]

Europe

Only the first 15 entries are shown here. For the entire list see: Europe

This section contains cases that occurred in Europe.

Not included are school massacres, workplace killings, hate crimes or familicides, which form their own categories.

Perpetrator Date Year Location Country Killed Injured W Additional Notes Ref.
1. Grachev, Peter July 31 1925 Ivankovo  Soviet Union
17
3
F A Also killed 12 horses [30]
2. Ryan, Michael Robert, 27 Aug. 19 1987 Hungerford  United Kingdom
16
15
F A Committed suicide
Also shot his dog
3. Borel, Eric, 16 Sep. 23/24 1995 Solliès-Pont & Cuers  France
15
4
FM Committed suicide
4. Leibacher, Friedrich, 57 Sep. 27 2001 Zug   Switzerland
14
18
F E Committed suicide
5. Wagner, Ernst August, 38 Sep. 4 1913 Degerloch &
Mühlhausen/Enz
 German Empire
14
11
FMA Found not guilty by reason of insanity
Also shot two animals
6. Unknown June 10/11 1945 Rouen  France
14
9
FM Arrested [31]
7. Dornier, Christian, 31 July 12 1989 Luxiol  France
14
8
F Found not guilty by reason of insanity
8. Dembsky, Vladimir Feb. 15 1904 Warsaw  Russian Empire
13
10
F Arrested [32]
9. Bogdanović, Ljubiša, 60 April 9 2013 Velika Ivanča  Serbia
13
1
F Committed suicide
10. Bird, Derrick, 52 June 2 2010 Copeland, Cumbria  United Kingdom
12
11
F Committed suicide
11. Marimon Carles, Jose, 26 May 21 1928 Pobla de Ferran  Spain
10
2
F Shot dead [33]
12. Hedin, Tore, 25 Aug. 22 1952 Saxtorp & Hurva  Sweden
9
10–20
 MA Committed suicide
13. Izquierdo, Antonio, 53
Izquierdo, Emilio, 58
Aug. 26 1990 Puerto Hurraco  Spain
9
6–12
F Both were sentenced to 684 years in prison [34]
14. Palić, Vinko, 28 Jan. 1 1993 Zrinski Topolovac  Croatia
9
5–7
F Committed suicide [35]
15. Tranchita, Rosario June 25 1925 Librizzi  Italy
9
4
F Shot dead by his nephew [36]

Oceania and Maritime Southeast Asia

Only the first 15 entries are shown here. For the entire list see: Oceania and Maritime Southeast Asia

This section contains cases that occurred in Oceania and the Maritime Southeast Asia.

Not included are school massacres, workplace killings, hate crimes or familicides, which form their own categories.

Perpetrator Date Year Location Country Killed Injured W Additional Notes Ref.
1. Bryant, Martin John, 28 April 28/29 1996 Port Arthur, TAS  Australia
35
23
FMA Sentenced to 35 consecutive life terms
2. Unknown Siquijor  Philippines
32
?
 M Killed by angry mob [37]
3. Wirjo, 42 April 15 1987 Banjarsari  Indonesia
20
12
 M Committed suicide [38]
4. Formentera, Arsenio Jan. 28 1968 Palompon  Philippines
17
?
 M [39]
5. Hodeng June 17 1879 Kampong Tankulu Dutch East Indies Indonesia
16
1
Arrested [40]
6. Salazar, Domingo, 42 Oct. 11 1956 San Nicolas  Philippines
16
1
 M Sentenced to death
Killed two unborn children
[41]
7. Unknown Dec. 13 1873 Ternate Dutch East Indies Indonesia
15
4
 M Killed [42]
8. Basobas, Florentino May 9 1977 Quezon, Palawan  Philippines
15
4
 M Shot dead [43]
9. Antakin May 27 1897 Kaningow North Borneo Malaysia
15
3
 M Shot dead
10. Pusok Anak Ngaik, 28 May 29 1965 Kampong Bukit Merah  Malaysia
14
4
 M [44]
11. Unknown March 1909 Borneo Dutch East Indies Indonesia
14
?
[45]
12. Unknown Nov. 1935 Gondang Dutch East Indies Indonesia
13
3
Sentenced to life imprisonment [46]
13. Gray, David Malcolm, 33 Nov. 13/14 1990 Aramoana  New Zealand
13
3
F Shot by police
14. Kalinga Boli May 25 – June 7 1937 Tagan
13
?
 M Arrested [47]
15. Two unknown Men June 22 1952 Zamboanga  Philippines
12
14
 M One killed, the other arrested [48]

Workplace killings

Only the first 15 entries are shown here. For the entire list see: Workplace killings

People killing their (former) co-workers; also includes soldiers killing their comrades.

Perpetrator Date Year Location Country Killed Injured W Additional Notes Ref.
1. Sanurip, 36 April 15 1996 Timika Airport Indonesia
16
11
F Sentenced to death [49]
2. Chelakh, Vladislav, 19 May 27/28 2012 Arkankergen frontier post Kazakhstan
15
0
F A Sentenced to life imprisonment [50]
3. Sherrill, Patrick Henry, 44 Aug. 20 1986 Edmond, OK U.S.
14
6
F Committed suicide
4. Hasan, Nidal Malik, 39 Nov. 5 2009 Fort Hood, TX U.S.
13
32
F Sentenced to death
Killed an unborn child
5. Barton, Mark Orrin, 44 July 27–29 1999 Atlanta, GA U.S.
12
13
FM Committed suicide
6. Alexis, Aaron, 34 Sep. 16 2013 Washington, D.C. U.S.
12
3
F Shot by police
7. Leung Ying, 29 Aug. 22 1928 Fairfield, CA U.S.
11
4
FM Committed suicide while awaiting execution [51]
8. Tazmal Hossein Dec. 1 1914 Naihati India
10
11
 M Arrested [52]
9. Kim Won-jo, 25 May 1 1974 Kimpo South Korea
10
3
F Committed suicide [53]
10. Vaganov, Artur, 22 June 1 1997 Sida Abkhazia
10
3
F Committed suicide
11. Lee Wei, 41 April 5 1962 Patch Taiwan
10
0-2+
F A Arrested [54]
12. Ahmed Gul, 46 April 27 2011 Kabul Afghanistan
9
1–6
F Committed suicide [55]
13. Smith, William Vincent, 19 April 23 1946 LST 172 U.S.
9
1
F Committed suicide while awaiting trial [56]
14. Unknown July 29 1982 Maputo Mozambique
9
?
F [57]
15. Moreño, Jonathan, 31 Jan. 16 2005 Kalibo Philippines
8
29–33
F Shot by police [58]

School massacres

Only the first 15 entries are shown here. For the entire list see: School massacres
See also List of school-related attacks

Massacres at kindergartens, schools and universities

Perpetrator Date Year Location Country Killed Injured W Additional Notes Ref.
1. Kehoe, Andrew Philip, 55 May 18 1927 Bath Township, MI U.S.
44
58
FME Committed suicide
2. Cho, Seung-Hui, 23 April 16 2007 Blacksburg, VA U.S.
32
17
F Committed suicide
3. Lanza, Adam Peter, 20 Dec. 14 2012 Newtown, CT U.S.
27
2
F Committed suicide
4. Hamilton, Thomas Watt, 43 March 13 1996 Dunblane U.K.
17
13–15
F Committed suicide
5. Steinhäuser, Robert, 19 April 26 2002 Erfurt Germany
16
1
F Committed suicide
6. Whitman, Charles Joseph, 25 July 31 /
Aug. 1
1966 Austin, TX U.S.
15
32
FM Shot by police
Killed an unborn child
7. Kretschmer, Tim, 17 March 11 2009 Winnenden & Wendlingen Germany
15
9–13
F Committed suicide
8. Lépine, Marc, 25 Dec. 6 1989 Montreal, QC Canada
14
14
FM Committed suicide
9. Harris, Eric David, 18
Klebold, Dylan Bennet, 17
April 20 1999 Columbine, CO U.S.
13
21
F E Both committed suicide
10. Gadirov, Farda, 28 April 30 2009 Baku Azerbaijan
12
13
F Committed suicide [59]
11. Menezes de Oliveira, Wellington, 23 April 7 2011 Rio de Janeiro Brazil
12
12
F Committed suicide
12. Bai Ningyang, 18 May 8 2006 Shiguan China
12
5
 MA Sentenced to death
13. Seifert, Walter, 42 June 11 1964 Volkhoven West Germany
10
22
FM Committed suicide
14. Saari, Matti Juhani, 22 Sep. 23 2008 Kauhajoki Finland
10
1–3
F A Committed suicide
15. Wu Huanming, 47 May 12 2010 Linchang China
9
11
 M Committed suicide [60]

Religious, political, or racial crimes

Mass murders, committed by single perpetrators, that have a foremost religious, racial or political background.

Perpetrator Date Year Location Country Killed Injured W Additional Notes Ref.
1. Breivik, Anders Behring, 32 July 22 2011 Oslo & Utøya Norway
75
242
F E Sentenced to 21 years plus preventive detention
Two more died trying to escape
2. Ibragimov, Ahmed, 43
(Ахмед Ибрагимов)
Oct. 8 1999 Mekenskaya Russia
34–41
?
F Killed by angry mob
3. Goldstein, Baruch Kappel, 37 Feb. 25 1994 Hebron West Bank
29–52
70–200
F Killed by angry mob [61]
4. Abbas al-Baqir Abbas, 33 Dec. 8 2000 Jarafa Sudan
22–27
31–53
F Shot by police
5. Unknown July 20 2001 Sheshnag India
13–14
14–15
F E Shot by police [62]
6. Unknown Aug. 6 2002 Nunwan India
9
31
F E Shot by police [63]
7. Essex, Mark James Robert, 23 Jan. 1/7 1973 New Orleans, LA U.S.
9
13
F A Shot by police
8. Asadullah
(اسد الله)
March 30 2012 Yahyakhel District Afghanistan
9
0
F P [64]
9. Strydom, Barend Hendrik, 23 Nov. 8 /
Nov. 15
1988 De Deur &
Pretoria
South Africa
8
16
F Sentenced to death plus 30 years [65]
10. Punchi Banda Kandegedera Feb. 25 1936 Colombo Sri Lanka
8
10
F Sentenced to death [66]
11. Wang Xiwen, 32^ Nov. 17 1980 Handan China
7
12
F E Sentenced to death and executed
Also killed two pigs
12. Popper, Ami, 21 May 20 1990 Rishon LeZion Israel
7
10–15
F Sentenced to seven consecutive life terms;
later reduced to 40 years in prison
13. Merah, Mohammed, 23 March 11–22 2012 Toulouse & Montauban France
7
8
F Shot by police
14. Kariyev, Maksat Kokshkinbaevich, 34
(Максат Кокшкинбаевич Кариев)
Nov. 12 2011 Taraz Kazakhstan
7
3
F E Committed suicide [67]
15. Abdul Salaam Sadek Hassouneh, 24
(عبد السلام صادق حسونة)
Jan. 17 2002 Hadera Israel
6
14–33
F Killed by angry mob or shot by police [68]
16. Khaled Akar
(خالد آكر)
Nov. 25 1987 Kiryat Shemona Israel
6
7
F E Shot by soldiers [69]
17. Page, Wade Michael, 40 Aug. 5 2012 Oak Creek, WI U.S.
6
3
F Committed suicide
18. Ahmed Jassim Ibrahim, 25
(احمد جاسم ابراهيم)
June 12 2009 Baghdad Iraq
5
12
F E Committed suicide or shot dead [70]
19. Mohammed Farhat, 17
(محمد فتحي فرحات)
March 7 2002 Atzmona Gaza Strip
5
10–23
F E Shot dead [71]
20. Natan-Zada, Eden, 19 Aug. 4 2005 Shfar'am Israel
4
9–14
F Killed by angry mob [72]
21. Nel, Johan, 18 Jan. 14 2008 Skierlik South Africa
4
8
F Sentenced to life imprisonment [73]
22. Stone, Michael, 32 March 16 1988 Belfast U.K.
3
68
F E Sentenced to 682 years in prison
23. Ibrahim Mohammed Hasuna, 20
(إبراهيم محمد محمود حسونة)
March 5 2002 Tel Aviv Israel
3
14–31
FME Shot by police [74]
24. Raed Muhammed al-Rifi, 22 March 17 1992 Jaffa Israel
2
19
 M Shot by police [75]
25. Hatem Shweikeh, 24 Nov. 4 2001 Jerusalem Israel
2
15–42
F Shot dead [76]
26. Saeed Ibrahim Ramadan, 24
(سعيد إبراهيم رمضان)
Jan. 22 2002 Jerusalem Israel
2
14–16
F Shot by police [77]

Domestic violence

Only the first 15 entries are shown here. For the entire list see: Home intruders, List of familicides, familicides in the United States and familicides in Europe.

This section contains cases that could be considered non-public, which means mass murders perpetrated in a domestic environment. The section is divided into two sub-categories; the first encompasses the lists of familicides and contains those incidents where most of the victims were relatives of the perpetrator, while the second, paraphrased as home intruders, contains those cases where the targeted families were not related to the perpetrator.

Perpetrator Date Year Location Country Killed Injured W Additional Notes Ref.
1. Ou Yangpu Jan. 1 1976 Zixing China
17
0
 M Committed suicide [78]
2. Simmons, Ronald Gene, 47 Dec. 22–28 1987 Russellville, AR U.S.
16
4
FM Sentenced to death and executed
3. Mohammad Zaman, 30 Sep. 25 2009 Ghola Afghanistan
15
?
F Committed suicide [79]
4. Unknown Nov. 23 1936 Maropally India
14
2
 M Arrested [80]
5. Banks, George Emil, 40 Sep. 25 1982 Wilkes-Barre, PA U.S.
13
1
F Sentenced to death
6. Liu Aibing, 34 Dec. 12 2009 Yinshanpai China
13
1
FMA Sentenced to death and executed [81]
7. Guo Zhongmin, 36 Feb. 18 2003 Yangxiaoxiang China
13
0
 M Committed suicide [82]
8. Saeed Qashash, 19 June 10 1998 Amman Jordan
12
0
F Sentenced to death and executed [83]
9. Jia Yingmin, 40 Oct. 6 2000 Kunlong China
12
0
 M Committed suicide [84]
10. Augusto, Pedro Aug. 1900 Rio de Janeiro Brazil
12
?
FM Arrested [85]
11. Abbas Khan Sep. 1896 Jabbar India
11
2
 M Arrested [86]
12. Andangan Oct. 21 1921 Cotabato Philippines
11
0
 M Committed suicide [87]
13. Ruppert, James Urban, 40 March 30 1975 Hamilton, OH U.S.
11
0
F Sentenced to eleven consecutive life terms [88]
14. Jalal Osman Khoja, 40 Dec. 26 2000 Jeddah Saudi Arabia
11
0
F Committed suicide [89]
15. Abdul Emir Khalaf Sabhan Aug. 26 2003 Baghdad Iraq
11
0
F Committed suicide [90]

Vehicular manslaughter

This section contains those cases where only vehicles were used to attack people. Since it may be quite difficult to distinguish accidents, or cases of reckless driving from those incidents where the driver, or pilot, had the intention to harm others, only those cases are included where it is clear that the vehicle was applied as a weapon and crashed deliberately into people, other vehicles, or buildings. Also, those cases where a rampage killer used an armed vehicle, such as a tank, or a fighter aircraft, to shoot others are listed here.

Name Date Year Location Country Killed Injured Additional Notes Ref.
1. Unknown Aug. 1993 Kilifi Kenya
18
25
Arrested [91]
2. Unknown Oct. 9 1994 Djimenzen Haiti
14
12
[92]
3. Unknown Dec. 1965 Syria
14
2+
Arrested [93]
4. Li Xianliang, 36
(李献良)
Aug. 1 2010 Nanzuo China
11–17
24–30
Arrested [94]
5. Santosh Maruti Mane, 40
(संतोष मारुति माने)
Jan. 25 2012 Pune India
9
27–37
Sentenced to death [95]
6. Khalil Abu Olbeh, 35 Feb. 14 2001 Azor Israel
8
21
Sentenced to eight life terms plus 21 years [96]
7. Hepnarová, Olga, 22 July 10 1973 Prague Czechoslovakia
8
12
Sentenced to death and executed
8. Ford, Priscilla Joyce, 51 Nov. 27 1980 Reno, NV U.S.
7
22
Died while awaiting execution
9. Tates, Karst Roeland, 38 April 30 2009 Apeldoorn Netherlands
7
10
Died in the crash
10. Tian Shengming, 44
(田胜明)
May 28 2012 Zhangjiajie China
6
9
Arrested [97]
11. Luo Xiaoji, 34
(骆效计)
Nov. 5 2008 Zhuhai China
5
19
Shot by police [98]
12. Crabbe, Douglas John Edwin, 36 Aug. 18 1983 Yulara Australia
5
16
Sentenced to life imprisonment
13. Hussam Taysir Dwayat, 32 July 2 2008 Jerusalem Israel
3
30–45
Shot by police [99]
14. Unknown Feb. 4 2001 Kampala Uganda
3
21+
[100]
15. Ho Chung-ming, 36 Aug. 30 1964 Taipei Formosa
3
20
Sentenced to death [101]
16. Kabolowsky, Robert, 20 July 10 1980 Wantagh, NY U.S.
3
20
Found not guilty by reason of insanity [102]
17. Ressa, Stephen Michael, 27 Sep. 21 2005 Las Vegas, NV U.S.
3
11
Sentenced to life imprisonment [103]
18. Nieto Avila, Jose Luis, 56 May 6 2002 San Cristóbal Ecatepec Mexico
2
22
Sentenced to 146 years in prison [104]
19. Parkdel, Eric, 50 May 31 2003 Stockholm Sweden
2
16
Convicted [105]

Grenade amok

This section lists incidents of "grenade amok", which are mass murders where the perpetrator used only hand grenades or comparable explosive devices, like pipe bombs or dynamite sticks, for the attack. As it is sometimes difficult to distinguish cases of grenade amok from acts of terrorism or gang-related attacks, incidents are only included where there is at least some indication that it was neither committed in the context of a political, ethnic, or religious conflict, nor part of an assault with more than one participating offender.

Name Date Year Location Country Killed Injured Additional Notes Ref.
1. Unknown, 21 Nov. 2 1979 Sakhon Nakhon province Thailand
12
40+
Arrested [106]
2. Ismatov, Bobomurad Feb. 7 1994 Kulyab Tajikistan
12
28
Committed suicide [107]
3. Unknown Police Officer May 8 1973 Phitsanulok Province Thailand
11
12–21
Killed by the explosion [108]
4. Unknown Soldier, 23 May 1 1993 Nongmasaew Thailand
9
23
Arrested [109]
5. Unknown May 10 1972 Thailand
9
10
Arrested [110]
6. Unknown Soldier, 23 Laos
8
12
Killed by the explosion [111]
7. Unknown Soldier, 35 Laos
7
30
Killed by the explosion [111]
8. Cuellar Beltran, Jorge Alberto Aug. 17 1991 Comasagua El Salvador
6–8
54–90
[112]
9. Abdullah Salih al-Hajiri Aug. 4 1999 Sana'a Yemen
6–7
40–43
Arrested [113]
10. Avraham, Ezra, 19 Feb. 4 1975 Netanya Israel
6
26
Arrested [114]
11. Myung Sik Shin May 18 1968 Andong City South Korea
5–7
43–52
Sentenced to death [115]
12. David, Ernesto, 28 Dec. 2 1980 Manila Philippines
5
28–34
Arrested [116]
13. Lotero, Hector Aug. 17 1969 Apartadó Colombia
5
25
[117]
14. Lacsina, Ederlino L. March 18 1978 Camarines Sur Philippines
5
14
Arrested [118]
15. Unknown Soldier, 26 1959 Laos
4
20
Arrested [119]
16. Cervantes, Richard, 20 Oct. 12 1996 Poblacion Philippines
3
15
Arrested [120]
17. Marish Ali Al-Akhram, 30 Aug. 22 2003 Hawth Yemen
2
34
Arrested [121]
18. Mohammed Hassan al-Wajeeh, 30
(محمد حسن)
Feb. 2 2008 Sana'a Yemen
2
23–25
Sentenced to death [122]
19. Unknown Soldier Dec. 5 1954 Bou Amrane Tunisia
2
13
Shot by soldiers [123]
20. Jung, Heidrun-Erika, 49 Dec. 24 1996 Frankfurt Germany
2
13
Killed by the explosion [124]
21. Garcia, Rodolfo, 24 May 10 1969 Maplas Philippines
2
11
[125]

Other incidents

This section lists mass murders by single perpetrators that do not fit into the upper categories, like arsons, poisonings and bombings.
Only cases are included with either at least two people killed.

Name Date Year Location Country Killed Injured Additional Notes Ref.
1. Gameel Al-Batouti, 59 Oct. 31 1999 Atlantic Ocean
216
0
Pilot; died in the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990, which he allegedly caused
2. Kim Dae-han, 56
(김대한)
Feb. 18 2003 Daegu South Korea
198
147
Sentenced to life imprisonment for causing the Daegu subway fire
3. Segee, Robert Dale, 14 July 6 1944 Hartford, CT U.S.
167–169
412–682
Confessed to causing the Hartford circus fire; later recanted [126]
4. Zhang Pilin, 37 May 7 2002 Dalian China
111
0
Set fire to the passenger cabin of an airplane; died in the crash.
5. Jin Ruchao, 41
(靳如超)
March 16 2001 Shijiazhuang China
108
38
Sentenced to death and executed for a bombing [127]
6. Tsu Way Ming, 41 Dec. 19 1997 Palembang Indonesia
103
0
Died in the crash of SilkAir Flight 185, which he was suspected of causing
7. Unknown arsonist, 10 Dec. 1 1958 Chicago, IL U.S.
95
100
Fifth-grade student confessed to causing the Our Lady of the Angels School fire; later recanted
8. González, Julio, 35 March 25 1990 New York City, NY U.S.
87
?
Convicted of the Happy Land Fire; sentenced to 174 twenty-five-year sentences
9. Keith, Alexander, 48 Dec. 11 1875 Bremerhaven German Reich
81–83
200
Bomber; committed suicide [128]
10. Ma Hongqing, 50
(马宏清)
July 16 2001 Mafang China
80–89
98
Sentenced to death and executed [129]
11. Nasra Yussef Mohammed al-Enezi, 23 Aug. 15 2009 Jahra Kuwait
55–57
80–90
Sentenced to death for causing a fatal fire at a wedding
12. Chen Shuizong, 59
(陈水总)
June 7 2013 Xiamen China
46
34
Perished in the flames
13. Graham, Jack Gilbert, 23 Nov. 1 1955 Denver, CO U.S.
44
0
Sentenced to death and executed for the bombing of United Airlines Flight 629
14. Doty, Thomas G., 34 May 22 1962 Unionville, MO U.S.
44
0
Died in the crash of Continental Airlines Flight 11, which he caused
15. Gonzales, Francisco Paula, 27 May 7 1964 Danville, CA U.S.
43
0
Died in the crash of Pacific Air Lines Flight 773, which he caused [130]
16. Younes Khayati, 32 Aug. 21 1994 Agadir Morocco
43
0
Died in the crash of Royal Air Maroc Flight 630, which he caused
17. Chen Zhengping, 32
(陈正平)
Sep. 15 2002 Nanjing China
42
300–400
Sentenced to death and executed for poisoning [131]
18. Burke, David Augustus, 35 Dec. 7 1987 San Luis Obispo, CA U.S.
42
0
Died in the crash of Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771, which he caused [132]
19. Chiasson, Louis, 64 Dec. 2 1969 Notre-Dame-du-Lac, QC Canada
40
2
Sentenced to life imprisonment for arson [133]
20. Huang Kefen, 27
(黄可芬)
June 24 1981 Xiamen China
39
73
Killed by the explosion [134]
21. Thompson, John, 42 Aug. 16 1980 London U.K.
37
23
Sentenced to life imprisonment for arson [135]
22. Li Zhanjin, 34
(刘占金)
March 29 2000 Shajian China
36–39
30-50+
Killed by an explosion he caused at a wedding [136]
23. Hansen, Erik Solbakke, 24 Sep. 1 1973 Copenhagen Denmark
35
17
Found not guilty by reason of insanity
Killed three other people
[137]
24. Çal, Kadir, 34 April 9 1991 Istanbul Turkey
34–36
7–10
Perished in the flames [138]
25. Frank, Julian Andrew, 32 Jan. 6 1960 Bolivia, NC U.S.
33
0
Died in the crash of National Airlines Flight 2511, which he caused
26. Qiu Fengguo, 23
(邱凤国)
Feb. 15 1986 Jilin China
32
32
Killed by the explosion [139]
27. Unknown April 22 1980 Saint-Jean-de-Losne France
32
6–9
[140]
28. Gao Haiping, 24
(高海平)
July 22 1981 Yangquan China
31
127
Killed by the explosion [141]
29. Yu Xiugang, 21 April 14 1988 Yujia China
30
18
Killed by the explosion [142]
30. Zhang Yunliang, 62 June 5 2009 Chengdu China
27
73
Died in the 2009 Chengdu bus fire, which he caused
31. Unknown Soldier Feb. 16 1984 Debre Zeyit Ethiopia
25–28
10–12
Died [143]
32. Katagiri, Seiji, 35 Feb. 9 1982 Tokyo Japan
24
141
Found not guilty of causing the crash of Japan Airlines Flight 350 by reason of insanity
33. de la Torre, Humberto Diaz, 19 Sep. 4 1982 Los Angeles, CA U.S.
24
32
Sentenced to 25 consecutive life terms for causing an apartment fire; killed an unborn child [144]
34. Unknown arsonist May 25 1982 Aire-sur-l'Adour France
24
?
Attacked a psychiatric center [145]
35. Zhou Wenzhi, 25
(周文志)
June 26 1989 Shanghai China
23
39
Killed by the explosion [146]
36. Guay, Albert, 32 Sep. 9 1949 Charlevoix, QC Canada
23
0
Sentenced to death and executed for bombing a passenger plane
37. Arrendondo, Pedro Oct. 10 1978 Caracas Venezuela
23
?
Arrested [147]
38. Matuschka, Sylvestre, 39 Sep. 13 1931 Biatorbágy Hungary
22
120
Sentenced to death for causing fatal train derailments
39. Durado, Gavino, 48 Sep. 2 1962 Manila Philippines
21
1+
Arrested [148]
40. Liang Hsin-teng, 51 May 12 1993 Taipei Taiwan
20
7
Perished in the flames [149]
41. Köhler, Gundolf, 21 Sep. 26 1980 Munich West Germany
12
211
Bomber; killed by the explosion he caused
42. Álvarez, Juan Manuel, 25 Jan. 26 2005 Los Angeles, CA U.S.
11
100+
Sentenced to life imprisonment for causing the 2005 Glendale train crash
43. Gerdt, Petri Erkki Tapio, 19 Oct. 11 2002 Vantaa Finland
6
166
Killed in the Myyrmanni bombing, which he caused
44. Dong Shihou, 29
(董世侯)
April 3 1968 Beijing China
4
105
Killed by the explosion [150]
45. Copeland, David, 22 April 17/24/30 1999 London U.K.
3
129
Sentenced to 6 concurrent life sentences

Annotation

The W-column gives a basic description of the weapons used in the murders

F – Firearms and other ranged weapons, especially rifles and handguns, but also bows and crossbows, grenade launchers, flamethrowers, or slingshots
M – Melee weapons, like knives, swords, spears, machetes, axes, clubs, rods, stones, or bare hands
O – Any other weapons, such as bombs, hand grenades, Molotov cocktails, poison and poisonous gas, as well as vehicle and arson attacks
A – indicates that an arson attack was the only other weapon used
V – indicates that a vehicle was the only other weapon used
E – indicates that explosives of any sort were the only other weapon used
P – indicates that an anaesthetising or deadly substance of any kind was the only other weapon used (includes poisonous gas)

Statistics

See also

Bibliography

References

External links

  • Duwe, Grant: AOL News (March 1, 2010)
  • Fessenden, Ford: The New York Times (April 9, 2000)
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