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4 Tennessee incidents included in FBI mass shooting study

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has compiled a list of 160 mass shooting events as part of a new study, and four Tennessee incidents are included.

The study focuses on "active shooter incidents" between 2000 and 2013. Those are typically defined as cases in which a gunman in an attack shoots or attempts to shoot multiple people in a populated area.

According to the report, an average of six shootings occurred in the first seven years that were studied. That average rose to 16 shootings in the last seven years of the study.

The Tennessee shootings listed in the study includes three events in Knoxville: a 2010 shooting at Parkwest Hospital that left two dead; a 2010 shooting at Inskip Elementary; and the 2008 shooting at a Universalist Church in which two people were killed. The study also includes a 2005 shooting in Jacksboro, Tennessee in which one person died.

Officials hope the report identifies common themes and helps local law enforcement prepare for and respond to similar shootings.

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