(Newsroom America) -- There have been 60 mass shootings in the U.S. since the January 8, 2011 massacre in Arizona where U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and eighteen other people were shot during a public meeting held in a supermarket parking lot, according to the Brady Campaign.
The latest in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado has claimed at least 12 lives with 59 wounded, but is not the deadliest shooting in recent years with 32 killed in the Virginia Tech massacre about five years ago.
Six people died in the Tucson shooting, including Arizona District Court Chief Judge John Roll, one of Rep. Giffords' staffers and a nine-year-old child, Christina-Taylor Green.
In recent weeks mass shootings have included four youngsters caught in a gunfight in Chicago, including two middle school-aged girls who were wounded in a neighborhood park on the Far South Side.
At a soccer tournament in Delaware, three people died and two were wounded. The dead included the tournament organizer, a 16-year-old boy participating in the tournament and one of three suspects alleged to have initiated the deadly violence Sunday afternoon at a park near downtown Wilmington.
The worst mass shooting recent years include:
2009: 13 people killed and 30 wounded in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood base in Texas.
2009: A 41-year-old man opened fire at an immigrant community center in Binghamton, N.Y., killing 11 immigrants and two workers.
2008: Five students killed and 18 wounded after man opens fire in a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University.
2007: Eight killed and five wounded after man opened fire with a rifle in Omaha, Neb., at a Von Maur store in the Westroads Mall.
2007: 32 people shot dead in a dorm and a classroom at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
2006: Five girls shot to death at West Nickel Mines Amish School in Pennsylvania.