Mass shootings in the country have been increasing

Active shooter incidents are becoming more frequent and deadly in the country with the Las Vegas mass shooting now the deadliest shooting in modern history.
1:42 | 10/02/17

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Next tonight here, to the toll of these mass shootings across this country. We wanted to show you this tonight. This bar graph that takes us all the way back to the university of Texas tower shooting in 1966. All the way up through newon the, Orlando and of course now Las Vegas. And you can see that toll only increasing over time. ABC's David Wright tonight on the FBI's difficult count. Reporter: Tonight, in las Vegas, a grisly new record. We are currently standing at 527 for individuals injured and individuals that have died or passed away, 59. Reporter: This is now the deadliest mass shooting in modern history. A record Las Vegas may not hold onto for long. Active shooter incidents are becoming more frequent and more deadly in this country. They were relatively rare when two columbine high school students killed a dozen of their classmates and a teacher. That was in 1999. This map shows the incidents that have taken place since the year 2000. More than 230 incidents. More than 730 dead. People have access to guns and right now, in this world, there is a lot of mental health problems that people have and this is their solution in their mind. Reporter: In fact, the four deadliest active shooter incidents all took place in the past ten years, including Virginia tech, 32 people killed, sandy hook elementary, 20 first graders killed, plus six adults and the pulse nightclub in Orlando, 49 people killed. That was the previous record, Orlando held that record for just over a year until today. David? David Wright with us tonight.

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