11 deadliest mass shootings in recent US history

At least 50 people were killed and 53 more injured in a shooting early Sunday morning at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando in what is now the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

Here’s a look back at the deadliest mass shootings in the U.S over the last two decades.

1. Orlando nightclub: 50 dead in 2016

At least 50 people were killed and 53 more injured in a shooting June 12, 2016 at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando in what is now the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

Police cars surround the Pulse Orlando nightclub, the scene of a fatal shooting, in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, June 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Police cars surround the Pulse Orlando nightclub, the scene of a fatal shooting, in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, June 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

2. Virginia Tech: 32 dead in 2007

Seung-Hui Cho, 23, killed 32 people on the campus of Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007 before taking his own life.

Virginia Tech shooting
Michael Pohle, center left, with his family is comforted by a priest outside St. Magdalen de Pazzi Roman Catholic Church in Flemington, N.J., Tuesday, April 24, 2007, after funeral services for son, Michael Pohle. Pohle, 23, of Raritan Township, N.J., was among 32 people killed last week on the Virginia Tech campus by fellow student Seung-Hui Cho who also took his own life. (AP Photo/Mike Derer)

3. Sandy Hook: 27 dead in 2012

Adam Lanza, 20, shot and killed 20 children aged between 6 and 7 years old, as well as six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012.

Parents leave a staging area after being reunited with their children following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Parents leave a staging area after being reunited with their children following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

4. San Bernardino: 14 dead in 2015

Fourteen people were killed and 17 others wounded when two people wielding guns and explosives burst into a holiday party in San Bernardino, California, on Dec. 2, 2015.

This undated combination of photos provided by the FBI, left, and the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows Tashfeen Malik, left, and Syed Farook. The husband and wife died in a fierce gunbattle with authorities several hours after their commando-style assault on a gathering of Farook's colleagues from San Bernardino, Calif., County's health department Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. (FBI, left, and California Department of Motor Vehicles via AP)
This undated combination of photos provided by the FBI, left, and the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows Tashfeen Malik, left, and Syed Farook. The husband and wife died in a fierce gunbattle with authorities several hours after their commando-style assault on a gathering of Farook’s colleagues from San Bernardino, Calif., County’s health department Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. (FBI, left, and California Department of Motor Vehicles via AP)

T-5. Columbine: 13 dead in 1999

On April 20, 1999, two teens went on a shooting spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, killing 13 people and wounding more than 20 others.

Students from Columbine High School are led away from the facility after two gunmen went on a shooting rampage Tuesday, April 20, 1999, in the southwest Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Students from Columbine High School are led away from the facility after two gunmen went on a shooting rampage Tuesday, April 20, 1999, in the southwest Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

T-5. Binghamton, New York: 13 dead in 2009

Jiverly Voong, a naturalized American citizen from Vietnam, shot and killed 13 people at the American Civic Association immigration center in Binghamton, New York, on April 3, 2009.

Jiverly Voong
Authorities enter a Johnson City, N.Y. home belonging to Jiverly Voong,the suspected gunman in the shooting at a Binghamton, N.Y. community center, Friday, April 3, 2009. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)

T-5. Fort Hood: 13 dead in 2009

Nidal Hasan, a U.S. Army major and psychiatrist, fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 others at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009.

Nidal Hasan
This undated file photo provided by the Bell County Sheriff’s Department shows former Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan. Hasan, who killed 13 people in a 2009 shooting spree at a Texas Army base. (AP Photo/Bell County Sheriff’s Department, File)

T-5. Navy Yard Shootings: 13 dead in 2013

Gunman Aaron Alexis, 34, shot and killed twelve people and injured three others in a mass shooting September 16, 2013, at the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command inside the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.

A large police presence gathers along M St. in Southeast Washington, Thursday, July 2, 2015, after an official said shots have been reported in a building on the Washington Navy Yard campus. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
A large police presence gathers along M St. in Southeast Washington, Thursday, July 2, 2015, after an official said shots have been reported in a building on the Washington Navy Yard campus. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

9. Aurora Theater Shooting: 12 dead in 2012

James Holmes is charged with killing 12 moviegoers and wounding 70 more in a shooting spree in a crowded movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, on July 20, 2012.

James Holmes
In this July 23, 2012, file photo, James Holmes sits in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP, Pool, File)

10. Oregon college shooting: 10 killed in 2015

A shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, on Oct. 1, 2015, left 10 people dead and wounded at least seven others. The gunman was killed in an exchange of gunfire with police officers

FILE - This Oct. 1, 2015, file photo shows police searching students outside Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., following a deadly shooting at the college. (Mike Sullivan/Roseburg News-Review via AP,File)
FILE – This Oct. 1, 2015, file photo shows police searching students outside Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., following a deadly shooting at the college. (Mike Sullivan/Roseburg News-Review via AP File)

11. Charleston Church Shooting: 9 dead in 2015

Dylann Roof is accused of killing nine people during a prayer service at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 17, 2015.

This photo provided by Charleston County Sheriff's Office shows Dylann Roof, Thursday, June 18, 2015. Roof, 21, was arrested Thursday in the slayings of several people Wednesday, including the pastor, at a prayer meeting inside The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. (Charleston County Sheriff's Office via AP)
This photo provided by Charleston County Sheriff’s Office shows Dylann Roof, Thursday, June 18, 2015. Roof, 21, was arrested Thursday in the slayings of several people Wednesday, including the pastor, at a prayer meeting inside The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. (Charleston County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

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