Active Female Shooters in the United States

A list of active female shooters in the United States from 2000 - 2018

Between 2000 - 2018 there were 12 Active shootings involving Females as the Active Shooter. 

11 of those shootings resulted in 1 or more people being killed by the shooter

6 of those shootings resulted in the shooter committing suicide

5 of those shootings resulted in the shooter being Arrested

3 shooters (including 1 male) were shot and killed by law enforcement during the shooting

What is an Active Shooter?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) defines an active shooter as

 

"an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area"

Not all Active shooters kill victims, the term Active shooter means they attempt and/or do actual harm to a person with the intent of seriously injuring them or killing them using a firearm.

Not all active shooters are Mass shooters or spree shooters/killers. 

 

But all Mass shooters and Spree shooters/killers are active shooters.

  • The general definition of a Mass Shooter is a person who shoots and kills more than 4 people not including themselves (The shooter) at 1 location in a single event.

  • The general definition of a Spree shooter/killer is a person who kills two or more victims in a short amount of time, in multiple locations during multiple events.

This list also features couple shooters.

Where the partner is male it will be noted with an (M)

Date & Time:23rd April 2001 - 6.00am

Shooter: Cathline Repunte, 36

Weapon: Handgun

Location: Laidlaw Transit Services Maintenance yard, San Jose, California.

Killed: 1

Wounded: 3

Suicide:N/A

Shot by Law Enforcement:N/A

Arrested: yes

The shooter was restrained by a co-worker until police arrived and took her into custody

Date & Time: 30th January 2006 - 7.15pm

Shooter: Jennifer San Marco, 44

Weapon: Handgun, 9mm Smith & Wesson, model 915. 15 round

Location: 1st location Apartment block Goleta, California.

2nd location Santa Barbara Postal Processing and Distribution Center in Goleta, California.

Killed:7

Wounded:0

Suicide:1

Shot by Law Enforcement:N/A

Arrested:N/A

The shooter committed suicide before law enforcement arrived at the scene.

Date & Time: 8th February 2008 - 8.35am

Shooter: Latina Williams, 23.

Weapon: Handgun

Location: 2nd Floor class room at Louisiana Technical College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana,

Killed:2

Wounded:0

Suicide:1

Shot by Law Enforcement:N/A

Arrested:N/A

She fired 6 rounds killing 2 people, then reloaded and shot herself before Law Enforcement arrived.

Date & Time: 12th February 2010 - 4.00pm 

Shooter: Amy Bishop Anderson, 44.

Weapon: Handgun

Location: Shelby Center at the University of Alabama, Huntsville, Alabama.

Killed: 3

Wounded: 3

Suicide: 0

Shot by Law Enforcement: 0

Arrested: 1

Amy began shooting during a Biology department meeting. 30 Minutes into the meeting she stood up and opened fire. She surrendered herself to the police.

Date & Time:30th March 2010 - 12.00pm

Shooter: Arunya Rouch, 41.

Weapon: Handgun

Location: Publix Supermarket. Tarpon Springs, Florida.

Killed: 1

Wounded: 1 - The shooter

Suicide: 0

Shot by Law Enforcement: Yes

Arrested: Yes

She began shooting in the car park of the store after being fired for making threats to co-workers and continued shooting her way into the store up to the managers office. Police arrived at the scene and intercepted, she shot at them they shot back and wounded her she was then arrested.

Date & Time:9th September 2010 - 3.00pm

Shooter: Yvonne Hiller, 43.

Weapon: Handgun

Location: Kraft Foods Factory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Killed: 2

Wounded: 1

Suicide: 0

Shot by Law Enforcement: No

Arrested: Yes

After being suspended from her job and escorted from the building, she returned and began shooting at co-workers. When the police arrived on scene she started shooting at them they exchanged gunfire and she was arrested.

Date & Time: 20th February 2014 - 3.30pm

Shooter: Cherie Louise Rhoades, 44.

Weapon: Handgun

Location: Cedarville Rancheria Tribal Office, Alturas, California.

Killed: 4

Wounded: 2

Suicide: 0

Shot by Law Enforcement: No

Arrested: Yes

Cherie started shooting during an eviction hearing, when she ran out of ammunition a member of the public restrained her until Law Enforcement arrived.

Date & Time: 8th June 2014 - 11.20am

Shooter: Amanda Renee Miller, 22 & Husband Jerad Dwain Miller. (M)

Weapon: Handgun x1, Shotgun x1

Location: Cici's Pizza Las Vegas, Nevada.

Killed: 3

Wounded: 0

Suicide: 1

Shot by Law Enforcement: 1 - Fatal

Arrested: 0

The couple began shooting in the pizzeria killing 2 police officers, they took the polices guns and ammunition and fled to a local Walmart where they shot and killed another person who tried to stop them. During a shoot out with Law enforcement Jerad was shot and killed and Amanda committed suicide.

Date & Time: 2nd December 2015, 11.30am

Shooter: Tashfeen Malik, 29 and husband Syed Rizwan Farook, 28.(M)

Weapon: x2 Handguns, 1 explosive device

Location: Inland Regional Center, San Bernardino, California.

Killed:14

Wounded: 22

Suicide: 0

Shot by Law Enforcement: 2 - Fatal The shooters

Arrested: 0

Both shooters moved through the building shooting at co-workers, they fled the scene and we per-sued by the police. Once they caught up with them gunfire was exchanged and the couple were shot and killed by law enforcement.

Date & Time: 3rd April 2018 - 12.45pm

Shooter: Nasim Najafi Aghdam, 39.

Weapon: Handgun

Location: YouTube Headquarters, San Bruno, California.

Killed: 0

Wounded: 4

Suicide: 1

Shot by Law Enforcement: 0

Arrested: 0

The shooter committed suicide before the police arrived on the scene.

Date & Time: 20th August 2018 - 2.00am

Shooter: Kristine Peralez, 38.

Weapon: Handgun

Location: Ben E. Keith Gulf Coast food and beverage distributor, Missouri City, Texas.

Killed: 1

Wounded: 1

Suicide: 1

Shot by Law Enforcement: 0

Arrested: 0

She shot and killed the manager and injured another member of staff. these were her co-workers she was off duty at the time she shot them. when confronted by Law enforcement she shot and killed herself.

Date & Time: 20th September 2018

Shooter: Snochia Moseley, 26.

Weapon: Handgun

Location: Rite Aid Perryman Distribution Center's Liberty support center, Aberdeen, Maryland.

Killed: 3

Wounded: 3

Suicide: 1

Shot by Law Enforcement: 0

Arrested: 0

Temporary worker Snochia began shooting at co-workers during her shift, she then turned the gun on herself before Law Enforcement got to the scene.