Dec 14 (Reuters) - The deadly school shooting at a
Connecticut elementary school on Friday was the latest in a
series of shooting crimes in the United States this year.
Following are some of the worst such incidents in the United
States in 2012:
April 2 - A gunman kills seven people and wounds three in a
shooting rampage at a Christian college in Oakland.
July 20 - A masked gunman kills 12 people and wounds 58 when
he opens fire on moviegoers at a showing of the Batman film "The
Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, a suburb of Denver, Colorado.
Aug. 5 - A gunman kills six people during Sunday services at
a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, before he is shot dead by
a police officer.
Aug. 24 - Two people are killed and eight wounded in a
shooting outside the landmark Empire State Building in New York
City at the height of the tourist season.
Sept. 27 - A disgruntled former employee kills five people
and takes his own life in a shooting rampage at a Minneapolis
sign company from which he had been fired.
Oct. 21 - Three people are killed in a Milwaukee area spa
including the estranged wife of the suspected gunman, who then
Dec. 14 - A shooter opens fire at the Sandy Hook Elementary
School in Newtown, Connecticut, killing several people including
Sources: Reuters and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
(Reporting by David Cutler, London Editorial Reference Unit;
Editing by Mohammad Zargham)
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