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October 17, 1991 | LIANNE HART and TRACY WOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the deadliest shooting spree in U.S. history, a man crashed his pickup truck into a cafeteria crowded with lunchtime patrons here Wednesday afternoon and began firing rapidly and indiscriminately with a semiautomatic pistol, killing 22 people. The gunman later was found dead of a gunshot wound in a restaurant restroom, police said. The massacre resulted in injuries to 20 others, many of them listed in "very critical condition."
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October 25, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police released recordings of frantic phone calls reporting a "man shooting up the place" at a Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen, Tex., that became the site of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. The first call came from an unidentified caller who said: "There's a man on the loose." George Hennard had just rammed his blue pickup truck through a cafeteria window and began shooting patrons. He eventually killed 23 people before committing suicide.
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October 21, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Texas mass murderer George Jo Hennard was arrested at Lake Mead in Nevada in June after he was found drunk in the truck he drove through a cafeteria window last week, according to a National Park Service report. Rangers also cited Hennard for possession of a loaded firearm after finding two guns stashed in the truck. A no-contest plea to the charge of possession of a loaded firearm brought a $50 fine plus $10 in court costs.
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October 22, 1991 | From Associated Press
An autopsy of George Jo Hennard, who crashed his pickup into a restaurant and shot to death 23 people last week, showed no signs of alcohol or illegal drugs, police said Monday. Hennard, 35, was shot and wounded by law officers in the restaurant before he fatally shot himself in the head, according to results of an autopsy performed in Dallas and released Monday by Killeen police. Hennard had a history of drug use. He was kicked out of the Merchant Marine for smoking marijuana.
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October 22, 1991 | From Associated Press
An autopsy of George Jo Hennard, who crashed his pickup into a restaurant and shot to death 23 people last week, showed no signs of alcohol or illegal drugs, police said Monday. Hennard, 35, was shot and wounded by law officers in the restaurant before he fatally shot himself in the head, according to results of an autopsy performed in Dallas and released Monday by Killeen police. Hennard had a history of drug use. He was kicked out of the Merchant Marine for smoking marijuana.
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October 18, 1991 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Survivors of the 1984 massacre at a McDonald's restaurant in San Ysidro said Thursday that the Killeen killings resurrected images of death and suffering that continue to haunt their lives. Some still can't bear to talk about the Wednesday afternoon on July 18, 1984, when James Oliver Huberty, an unemployed security guard, methodically killed 21 men, women and children.
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October 18, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY and RICHARD A SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After more than a day of combing through every piece of evidence they could find, police Thursday said they may never know what caused an unemployed former Merchant Marine seaman to crash his pickup truck into a cafeteria here and then systematically kill 22 people, the deadliest shooting spree in the nation's history.
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October 18, 1991 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five months pregnant and 40 minutes late for work, Angela Wilson hurried into Luby's Cafeteria Wednesday from her doctor's appointment. A friend was filling in for her in the bakery. Angela had promised to be back at noon to relieve him, and here it was 12:40 already. The cafeteria, a spacious, light-filled, red-brick affair, was only 21 months old and a big hit in town. It was packed when Wilson walked briskly in, and people still were arriving. Celebration was in the air.
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October 19, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY and ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Theirs were the faces and stories of small-town America. Friday's obituary page of the Killeen Daily Herald listed 10 of them, and nine contained this statement as the last sentence: "died Wednesday in the shootings at Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen." In all, 22 people were shot and killed before gunman George Jo Hennard took his own life, giving this town the dark legacy of being the site of the nation's worst shooting rampage.
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October 18, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the minutes turned to hours after the slaughter at Luby's Cafeteria, the panic subsided and the head-counting began. The one person who could not be accounted for was Mark Mathews, a 19-year-old employee who seemed to have just vanished. He was not on the lists of the survivors, the dead or the wounded. The mystery was solved at 8 a.m. Thursday. He was found in the industrial dishwasher of the cafeteria kitchen, where he had huddled in terror for almost 20 hours.
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October 21, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Texas mass murderer George Jo Hennard was arrested at Lake Mead in Nevada in June after he was found drunk in the truck he drove through a cafeteria window last week, according to a National Park Service report. Rangers also cited Hennard for possession of a loaded firearm after finding two guns stashed in the truck. A no-contest plea to the charge of possession of a loaded firearm brought a $50 fine plus $10 in court costs.
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October 19, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY and ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Theirs were the faces and stories of small-town America. Friday's obituary page of the Killeen Daily Herald listed 10 of them, and nine contained this statement as the last sentence: "died Wednesday in the shootings at Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen." In all, 22 people were shot and killed before gunman George Jo Hennard took his own life, giving this town the dark legacy of being the site of the nation's worst shooting rampage.
NEWS
October 18, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the minutes turned to hours after the slaughter at Luby's Cafeteria, the panic subsided and the head-counting began. The one person who could not be accounted for was Mark Mathews, a 19-year-old employee who seemed to have just vanished. He was not on the lists of the survivors, the dead or the wounded. The mystery was solved at 8 a.m. Thursday. He was found in the industrial dishwasher of the cafeteria kitchen, where he had huddled in terror for almost 20 hours.
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October 18, 1991 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five months pregnant and 40 minutes late for work, Angela Wilson hurried into Luby's Cafeteria Wednesday from her doctor's appointment. A friend was filling in for her in the bakery. Angela had promised to be back at noon to relieve him, and here it was 12:40 already. The cafeteria, a spacious, light-filled, red-brick affair, was only 21 months old and a big hit in town. It was packed when Wilson walked briskly in, and people still were arriving. Celebration was in the air.
NEWS
October 18, 1991 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Survivors of the 1984 massacre at a McDonald's restaurant in San Ysidro said Thursday that the Killeen killings resurrected images of death and suffering that continue to haunt their lives. Some still can't bear to talk about the Wednesday afternoon on July 18, 1984, when James Oliver Huberty, an unemployed security guard, methodically killed 21 men, women and children.
NEWS
October 18, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY and RICHARD A SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After more than a day of combing through every piece of evidence they could find, police Thursday said they may never know what caused an unemployed former Merchant Marine seaman to crash his pickup truck into a cafeteria here and then systematically kill 22 people, the deadliest shooting spree in the nation's history.
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October 25, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police released recordings of frantic phone calls reporting a "man shooting up the place" at a Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen, Tex., that became the site of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. The first call came from an unidentified caller who said: "There's a man on the loose." George Hennard had just rammed his blue pickup truck through a cafeteria window and began shooting patrons. He eventually killed 23 people before committing suicide.
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November 2, 1991 | From Associated Press
A student upset about not getting an academic honor shot four persons to death Friday at the University of Iowa before fatally shooting himself, a school official said. The dead included faculty members and the student who had won the honor. Two others were critically wounded, authorities said. The gunman was identified as Gang Lu, a graduate student in physics from China, Ann Rhodes, vice president of university affairs, said.
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October 17, 1991 | LIANNE HART and TRACY WOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the deadliest shooting spree in U.S. history, a man crashed his pickup truck into a cafeteria crowded with lunchtime patrons here Wednesday afternoon and began firing rapidly and indiscriminately with a semiautomatic pistol, killing 22 people. The gunman later was found dead of a gunshot wound in a restaurant restroom, police said. The massacre resulted in injuries to 20 others, many of them listed in "very critical condition."
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