The gunman, 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman, who masqueraded as an RCMP officer and disguised his car to look like a police cruiser, shattered the peace of rural communities during a rampage that started late on Saturday, Canadian authorities say.
Australian white supremacist Brenton Tarrant admits murders of 51 Muslim worshippers last March in Christchurch city, in a surprise change of mind, police say.
In all, there were 41 incidents this year in which four or more people were killed, resulting in more than 210 deaths. Of those, 33 were mass shootings.
How white supremacist mass murders have become an organised transnational security threat.
A terrorist attack on two New Zealand mosques took the lives of 50 worshippers on Friday and left dozens more wounded when a white supremacist opened fire and live-streamed the shootings.
The Russian Investigative Committee says an 18-year-old student identified as Vladislav Roslyakov arrived a vocational college in the Crimean city of Kerch with a rifle and killed 19 people.
The massacre of 26 people in a Texan church has stirred an ongoing debate over gun ownership, which is protected by the Second Amendment of the US Constitution.
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