Two days after an alleged "Trump supporter" shot two Indians, a Muslim shot five people in Ohio. Media silent.
Recently a white male shot three people in a bar in Kansas, killing one. Two of the victims were south Asians from India, one of whom died. The third victim was a white male who tried to stop the shooter. The shooting generated massive international press. It occurred on February 23rd, and is still a major national news story nine days later. It was the number one story on both MSNBC and CNN for two days straight. Many media outlets blamed the shooting on Donald Trump. There are scores of articles claiming south Asians in America are now living in fear of white people.
However, dozens of deadlier shootings went unnoticed by the national media. If all your news came from media outlets with bias similar to CNN or MSNBC, you would have an extremely distorted view of spree shootings in the USA.
Did you know that two days later Nasser Hamad, an Arab, shot five white people in Ohio? Two of the victims died. The victims were sitting in a car and he shot through an open window. Next he opened a car door and shot the victims some more. Then, as an EMT arrived, the perp had just returned with more bullets and was shooting some more. The EMT had to flee for cover. Then the perp was defiant and remorseless in court. He claimed his “Christian and Muslim brothers were standing by him” and demanded to know if the prosecutor was Jewish.
Oh, how inconvenient that no national media reported that spree shooting at all!
The most common form of spree shooting in America is black on black. However, these shootings tend to have a low number of fatalities, even if a high number of people are shot. Looking at shootings occurring in 2017 so far, there have been several black on black shootings with between six and ten victims, but no fatalities. If we went by the most people shot, our list would be almost all black on black. We decided to go by most fatalities, since fatalities represent a much more serious crime.
This list is literally ordered by most fatalities. In the case of a tie, the one with the most additional gunshot victims is considered to be worse. We used the Gun Violence Archive to do this research.