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Collection: Mass Shootings in USA

A collection of dubious claims and debunked rumors in the wake of mass casualties.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 12: Police and emergency responders gather at the site of a reported shooting of multiple people outside of the 36 St subway station on April 12, 2022 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. According to authorities, multiple people have reportedly been shot and several undetonated devices were discovered at the 36th Street and Fourth Avenue station in the Sunset Park neighborhood.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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An 18-year-old man is suspected of opening fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022, killing 18 children and three adults, including at least one teacher. Authorities said the suspect, Salvador Ramos, was killed by police.

The massacre marks another grim milestone in an ongoing series of mass shootings in the U.S. Because such events are often surrounded by unfounded rumors and social media misinformation, Snopes has covered them extensively.

Often accompanying mass shootings are conspiratorial rumors and dubious claims about the events that transpired. Below is a compilation of our reporting on related stories.

American flag at half mast.
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Police line.
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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting memorial
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a list of massacres in the u.s. purported to be done with an ar-15
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AR-15 rifles on a shelf.
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Person, Human, Car
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Charlie Kelly, conspiracy theorist.
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Madison Dapcevich is a former writer for Snopes.

Bethania Palma is a journalist from the Los Angeles area who has been working in the news industry since 2006.

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