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Police May Never Learn What Motivated Gunman : Massacre: Hennard was seen as reclusive, belligerent. Officials are looking into possibility he hated women.

October 18, 1991|J. MICHAEL KENNEDY and RICHARD A SERRANO | TIMES STAFF WRITERS

Despite the odd behavior, Cosper insisted there was nothing about Hennard "to suggest he was capable of becoming a mass murderer. I don't see how anybody can suggest that even if had been arrested (this past summer), it would have prevented this tragedy."

Luby's, a 151-restaurant chain popular with families and senior citizens, will keep the 45 employees in Killeen on the payroll, said the company president and chief executive officer, Pete Erben. No employees were among the dead.

No decision has been made about whether to reopen the cafeteria. A McDonald's in San Ysidro, Calif., was closed within 48 hours of the 1984 shootings of 21 people, which until Wednesday was the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

Texas Gov. Ann Richards said she would go to Killeen, but perhaps not until today, when she said a memorial service was scheduled.

Erben said that his company will contribute $100,000 to a relief fund and that San Antonio-based HEB Grocery Co. had agreed to donate $10,000.

Times staff writers Tracy Wood in Los Angeles, Hugo Martin in San Pedro and Lianne Hart in Killeen contributed to this story.

THE LUCKY ONES: Marveling at twists of fate. A14

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