Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre is 7th major shooting incident in the U.S. in 2012. Listed below are the others.
April 2, 2012 – A gunman shoots ten people killing seven in a shooting rampage at Oikos University, a Christian college in Oakland, Calif.
July 20, 2012 – James Holmes shoots 70 people, killing 12, during a massacre on at a movie theater opening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colo.
August 5, 2012 – A gunman, Wade Page, kills six people during Sunday services at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisc., before he is shot dead by a police officer.
August 24, 2012 – Ten people are shot, 2 killed, by disgruntled former employee Jeffrey Johnson in a shooting outside the Empire State Building in New York City.
September 27, 2012 – A disgruntled former employee killed five people and then commits suicide after a shooting rampage at a Minneapolis sign company.
October 21, 2012 – Three people were killed at a spa near Milwaukee when Radcliffe Haughton opened fire. Those killed included his wife. Haughton killed himself.
December 14, 2012 – A shooter, reportedly Adam Lanza, opens fire at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, killing at least 27 people including 18 children.