Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: Army Corporal Denis Lortie’s Parliament Shooting Spree

On May 8, 1984, Canadian Army Corporal Denis Lortie, disgruntled and dressed in military fatigues, entered the Parliament building in Quebec City and started firing. He killed three and injured 13. His crime would later inspire another Canadian mass shooter, Marc Lepine.

Today in Crime History: The Virginia Tech Massacre

On April 16, 2007, a gunman opened fire in a dorm and classroom at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., killing at least 30 people in the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history, according to government officials.

Fired Cop Goes on Revenge Killing Spree, Manhunt in Progress

Former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner has killed three near Los Angeles after vowing in an online manifesto to take revenge against those responsible for his 2008 termination. A large-scale manhunt for Dorner is underway in Southern California and Nevada where he is believed to be at large. He is well armed and extremely dangerous.

Jared Lee Loughner Sentenced to Seven Consecutive Life Terms

Jared Lee Loughner, who killed six people and wounded 13 others, including then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, has been sentenced to seven consecutive life terms plus 140 years. On January 7, 2011, Loughner opened fire outside a Safeway grocery store where Giffords was giving a speech.

FBI Investigates Facebook Invitation to a Spree Killing

Well some folks just can’t get enough spree murder in one summer! So, it seems one Facebook user thought to extend the fun through to the fall with an invitation to a killing spree. Of the 187 invitees, 37 planned to attend.

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