mass shooting

[ mas-shoot-ing ]

  1. a single incident involving the shooting with one or more firearms of a number of people, but more than two and typically a large number, especially when the victims are random: There's news of a mass shooting at the stadium, with two fatalities and 25 injured.

Origin of mass shooting

First recorded in 1920–25

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