LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The shooting at Power Ultra Lounge early Saturday by definition marks the third mass shooting in Little Rock in the past three years. 

According to the mass shooting tracker organization, Gun Violence Archives, the 25 gunshot victims places Arkansas at the fourth largest mass shooting in the U.S. since 2013. 

Orlando, San Bernardino, Waco, and now Little Rock represent the four largest mass shootings in our nation. The tracking organization uses the same definition of mass shooting as the FBI: four or more shooting victims, excluding the shooter, in the same incident.

The largest shooting in Little Rock puts the total of mass shooting in Arkansas at 9 since 2017. That total encompasses 71 gunshot victims.

Mass shootings in the United States have been on the rise over the past three years.  Since 2014, the number of mass shootings has grown from 261 in 2014  to 384 in 2016 — that’s a 47 percent increase.