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September 17, 1989
Funerals were held for the first three of seven victims of Joseph T. Wesbecker, a deranged former co-worker who entered the Standard Gravure Corp. building in Louisville, Ky., last week and sprayed bullets from an arsenal of semiautomatic weapons. Funerals for the other four victims were scheduled for Monday. Meanwhile, 11 of the 15 people injured by Wesbecker during the rampage remained hospitalized, two in critical condition.
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September 16, 1989 | From Associated Press
A printing plant worker disabled by mental illness was able to legally buy the AK-47 assault rifle he used to kill seven former co-workers without disclosing his mental problems, authorities said Friday. Police said that Joseph T. Wesbecker was armed with several semiautomatic weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition Thursday as he went from floor to floor at the Standard Gravure Corp. Wesbecker killed seven people and injured 15 before killing himself.
NEWS
September 17, 1989
Funerals were held for the first three of seven victims of Joseph T. Wesbecker, a deranged former co-worker who entered the Standard Gravure Corp. building in Louisville, Ky., last week and sprayed bullets from an arsenal of semiautomatic weapons. Funerals for the other four victims were scheduled for Monday. Meanwhile, 11 of the 15 people injured by Wesbecker during the rampage remained hospitalized, two in critical condition.
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September 15, 1989 | ERIC HARRISON, Times Staff Writer
An emotionally disturbed former employee armed with an AK-47 assault rifle opened fire in a printing plant Thursday, killing seven people and wounding 15 before fatally shooting himself in the head. Police said that the man, Joseph T. Wesbecker, 47, roamed the three-story Standard Gravure Corp. building for 20 minutes Thursday morning, shooting anyone who came within view.
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June 18, 1990 | From Associated Press
A man whose car had been repossessed methodically gunned down customers and employees at a GM financing agency today, killing seven people and critically wounding six others before committing suicide, police said. "He just started walking through the building and shooting," Jacksonville Sheriff James McMillan said. The gunman used a .30-caliber semiautomatic rifle and a .
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September 16, 1989 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, Times Staff Writer
President Bush, criticizing what he called the continuing "euphoria" over political reforms in the Soviet Union, said Friday that the dramatic changes have led some to underestimate the potential threat to U.S. national security still posed by the Soviets. "I know there's almost a euphoria in some quarters that there's no risks in the world anymore. Well, I don't believe that," said Bush, who meets next week with Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze.
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September 15, 1989 | DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writer
With a spray of rifle fire and a trail of blood, a deranged killer in Louisville, Ky., on Thursday vividly brought to life nightmarish images that are likely to rejuvenate efforts to broaden restrictions on assault weapons, activists on both sides of the issue agreed. Some compared its potential impact to that of shootings in Stockton, Calif.
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January 14, 1990 | PAUL DEAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Juan Antonio Mendez never felt what hit him. A bullet does that. The small lead plug moving close to the speed of sound shocks and deadens the tissue and organs it crushes. Fear and confusion heighten the torpor of a gunshot wound. And at this point in his armed robbery of an electronics store in Koreatown, Juan Mendez is in full panic. The plan has come apart. A young Brinks guard, Ramiro Garcia, isn't showing scared.
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September 16, 1989 | From Associated Press
A printing plant worker disabled by mental illness was able to legally buy the AK-47 assault rifle he used to kill seven former co-workers without disclosing his mental problems, authorities said Friday. Police said that Joseph T. Wesbecker was armed with several semiautomatic weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition Thursday as he went from floor to floor at the Standard Gravure Corp. Wesbecker killed seven people and injured 15 before killing himself.
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September 15, 1989 | ERIC HARRISON, Times Staff Writer
An emotionally disturbed former employee armed with an AK-47 assault rifle opened fire in a printing plant Thursday, killing seven people and wounding 15 before fatally shooting himself in the head. Police said that the man, Joseph T. Wesbecker, 47, roamed the three-story Standard Gravure Corp. building for 20 minutes Thursday morning, shooting anyone who came within view.
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