A rampage involves the (attempted) killing of multiple persons at least partly in public space by a single physically present perpetrator using (potentially) deadly weapons in a single event without any cooling-off period.
The subsequent battle to retake Manila proved a fight unlike any other in the Pacific War, a bloody urban brawl that forced American soldiers to battle block by block, house by house, and even room by room. The end result was the catastrophic destruction of the city and a rampage by Japanese troops that claimed an estimated 100,000 lives, many slain in massacres that echoed the horror of the Rape of Nanking.
As many as 14 people have been shot dead in a murderous three-minute shooting rampage inside an upstate New York civic association building that caters to immigrants, according to federal and state authorities.
This chapter provides background information about the eleven cases of averted school rampage investigated in this study and describes the key motivating research questions. The phenomenon of school rampage is introduced and the literature on the causes and reactions to prior incidents of school violence (and the field of violence risk assessment in particular) is examined. This chapter also situates the American reaction to school rampage in the broader social context of contemporary school disciplinary and security practices and provides theoretical background for explaining recent developments though insights from the sociology of risk, actuarial justice, and neoliberal penality.
In 1993 two people were killed and four were wounded in separate rampages in post offices in California and Michigan, both blamed on disaffected workers. Those episodes brought to 29 the number of postal workers and supervisors killed by employees in 10 incidents over the previous decade.