FBI predicts a 50% increase in active-shooter occurrences between 2020 and 2021.

According to an FBI investigation released Monday, a dissatisfied employee opened fire in the parking lot of a FedEx distribution plant in Indianapolis, Indiana, in April 2021, because he intended to commit “suicidal murder.”

According to the FBI, that episode was one of the bloodiest mass killings of the year.

According to the research, active-shooter incidents in the United States surged by more than 50% from 2020 to 2021.

Active shooter instances have progressively grown over the last five years, according to the FBI, with the most recent occurring on May 14 in Buffalo, New York, when a gunman killed ten Black people at a neighbourhood supermarket.

A hate crime investigation is underway over the incident.

According to the latest research, titled “Active Shooter Occurrences in the United States in 2021,” there were 61 mass shooting incidents in the United States in 2021, up over 100 percent from 31 in 2017.

An active shooter, according to the FBI, is someone who is actively killing or attempting to kill others in a populous location. The use of a firearm by the shooter is implicit in this definition.

According to the FBI, 103 people were killed and 140 were injured in the shootings, which took place in 30 states. Twelve of the shootings met the “mass killing” definition.

A mass killing is defined by the FBI as three or more deaths in a single incident.

According to ABC News, the United States is seeing a trend with active shooters, according to John Cohen, the former acting undersecretary for intelligence and analysis at the Department of Homeland Security.

“We are observing an upsurge in mass shooters who are aiming to advance their ideological convictions or based on a perceived personal grievance in the United States,” Cohen, now an ABC News contributor, said. “A increasing portion of our population believes that using violence to express ideological convictions or seek retribution for a perceived personal grievance is appropriate.”

Almost majority of the shooters were men, and law enforcement arrested half of the suspects. According to the FBI, 55 percent of the shootings occurred between the afternoon and nighttime hours.

More over half of the gunshots occurred in commercial settings.

The FBI stated, “The locations range from grocery stores to manufacturing plants.”

The youngest shooter was 12 years old, while the oldest was 67 years old.

“In 2021, the FBI detected a developing pattern of travelling active shooters,” the FBI found. “Specifically, gunmen who shoot in many locations, either in one day or over several days.”

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