United States of Ammunition
Art installations at sites of gun violence in the United States
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Las Vegas, NevadaSite of the deadliest American mass shooting in the 21st century. Pictured are 1,100 casings, the number of rounds fired by the gunman, in 58 stacks, the number of victims killed. Hundreds more were injured.
Waco, TexasSite of the 1993 siege of the Branch Davidian compound where four federal agents and six sect members died in a gun battle prior to the fire that killed 76 people.
Mobile, AlabamaStadium where a high school boy shot and injured 10 students at a football game in 2019.
Littleton, ColoradoColumbine High School. April 20, 1999 two teen boys killed 13 people and wounded more than 20 others before killing themselves.
Boise, IdahoBoise, Idaho. Near the site where a 19-year-old woman was murdered. On average 3 women are shot and killed every day in the US by their partner. Women of color are disproportionately murdered in partner-related violence.
Orlando, FloridaPulse Nightclub where a man killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in the deadliest incident in the history of violence against LGBT people in the United States.
Ferguson, MissouriSite where Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American man, was fatally shot by a white Ferguson police officer.
Austin, TexasSite of the 1966 University of Texas tower shooting where a former U.S. Marine shot and killed 13 people (including a pregnant woman) and injured 31 others.
Midland-Odessa, TexasSite where shooting spree started in August 2019. A man killed 7 people and injured 25 others.
Charleston, South CarolinaEmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Site of 2015 mass shooting in which nine African Americans (including pastor and state senator Clementa C. Pinckney) were killed. President Barack Obama delivered the eulogy and sang Amazing Grace at Pinckney's memorial service.
El Paso, TexasAt the Walmart where a male shooter killed 22 people and injured 24 others. August 2019.
Memphis, TenneseeLorraine Motel (now the National Civil Rights Museum) where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. April 1968.
Houston, TexasNear the site where memorial services were held in December 2019 for Houston Police Sergeant Christopher Brewster who was shot and killed on a domestic violence call.
Parkland, FloridaMarjory Stoneman Douglas High School where a male 19-year-old former student killed 17 people and injured 17 more.
Baton Rouge, LouisianaSite where homeless couple was shot and killed while sleeping under an overpass. December 2019. Suspect is still at large.
Savannah, GeorgiaMemorial in front of the house of a 13-year-old girl who was shot and killed by her 16-year-old boyfriend. December 2019.
Pendleton, Oregon.Site of a suicide by gunshot inside a car in 2017. Every year in the U.S. an estimated 22,000 people kill themselves with guns.
Marysville, WashingtonMarysville Pilchuck High School, an hour south of the US-Canada border. In 2014 a 15-year-old boy shot five students, killing four, and then killed himself. Since this shooting in 2014, there have been 255 school shootings
Yakima, WashingtonIn 2018 in this school parking lot, a 19-year-old man was shot and killed by a 17-year-old boy. Police classified this incident as a suspect-on-suspect murder. In 2018, there were 2,100 such deaths in the US.
Pensacola Naval Air Station, FloridaNear the site where a male aviation student from Saudi Arabia killed three people and injured eight others on December 6, 2019.
Near Bend, OregonUnknown number of Native Americans killed in genocide by European settlers, many killed by gun fire.
Tucson, ArizonaInstallation with 1200 bullet casings, representing the number of gun violence deaths in the U.S. every 10 days.