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A shooting today at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., casts a shadow over a year in which public shootings took place at a schools in Ohio and California, a Colorado movie theater, and shopping malls in Oregon and Wisconsin. Read more about today's elementary school shooting in Connecticut.

February school shooting
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Feb. 27, 2012 — High school student T.J. Lane, 17, shot five students, killing three, at a school cafeteria in Chardon, Ohio.

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April school shooting
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April 2, 2012 — One Goh, a 43-year-old former Oikos University student, took a school receptionist hostage and then randomly fired at students, killing seven and wounding three.

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July theater shooting
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July 20, 2012 — Wearing dark clothing and a mask, James Holmes, 24, opened fire at a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.” Holmes is charged with killing 12 people and wounding 70.

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August Sikh temple shooting
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August 5, 2012 — Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old Army veteran, opened fire at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, killing six people before being shot by police.

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October mall shooting
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Oct 21, 2012 — Radcliffe Haughton, 45, shot seven women, killing his wife and two others, at a shopping mall in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

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December mall shooting
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Dec. 11, 2012 — Wearing a mask, gunman Jacob Roberts, 22, entered an Oregon shopping mall and shot two people before taking his own life.

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December school shooting
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Dec. 14, 2012 — A shooting today at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., left 27 dead, including 18 children.

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