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Steven Kazmierczak's shooting at Northern Illinois University was only about six minutes long.
Robert Hawkins shooting was also around six minutes long.
There might be others but the shortest school shooting that I know of with a significant number of casualties was Patrick Purdy's shooting outside of an elementary school in Stockton, California in 1989. It lasted less than five minutes (although I saw one source quote that it was only one minute long and another saying four minutes) with over 30 injured and six people killed, including the shooter.
Edit: I would also mention that Thomas Hamilton's attack at Dunblane was around four to five minutes long.
Jared Loughner killed 6 people and injured 13 in less than 5 minutes (and I have seen references that suggest he was only shooting for a total of 17 seconds). [Adam Lanza killed 26 people and injured 2 in about 5 minutes.] Dylann Roof killed 9 people and injured 1 in about 6 minutes. James Holmes killed 12 people and injured 70 in about 7 minutes. Seung-Hui Cho killed 30 people and injured 17 in about 10/11 minutes.
And more that were 15 minutes or less. Wade Frankum - 7 dead and 6 injured in about 10 minutes. Jeffrey Weise - 9 dead and 5 injured in about 10 minutes. Howard Unruh - 13 dead and 3 inured in about 12 minutes. George Hennard - 23 dead and 27 injured in about 12 minutes. Patrick Sherrill - 14 dead and 6 injured in about 15 minutes
And very recently there were Arcan Cetin, who killed 5 people in a mall in one minute, and Esteban Santiago-Ruiz, who killed 5 and shot 6 more in an airport in less than one and a half minutes.
I would double check the times here but I think it's generally accurate.
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Subject: Re: Shortest Mass Shooting Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:05 am
Jesse Osborne's shooting only lasted 12 seconds.
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I just remembered that Martin Bryant killed 20 people and injured 12 in 90 seconds inside a café.
He also killed 2 people at Seascape earlier, and more people on the roads back to Seascape later. The time gap between the first and last people being shot were quite long.
He also ate a meal at Broad arrow cafe after killing the 2 people at seascape, but before the main massacre,
Yeah the massacre from start to finish was long, that is why is said he killed the 20 and injured 12 in the Café in 90 seconds. Even though the massacre continued after the café murders it still only took 90 seconds for the killings in the Café.
Subject: Re: Shortest Mass Shooting Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:10 pm
The Saugus High School shooting lasted only 16 seconds.
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Subject: Re: Shortest Mass Shooting Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:34 am
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Subject: Re: Shortest Mass Shooting Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:54 pm
The shortest attack I know of the the very recent 2021 Hialeah shooting. CCTV available here. The gunmen are out of frame for around 5 seconds (presumably the length of the attack,) but wounded 20 and killed 2.
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Subject: Re: Shortest Mass Shooting Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:36 pm
Brody Gott Edwards at 0 hrs 0 mins and 0 secs, he did this by performing a frame-perfect L-cancel while trying to impress women on the internet and acting like a tool. Truly mindblowing childlike innovation.