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Mass Shootings in the United States - University of Texas Tower Shooting

Time: Monday Aug 1, 1966

Place: Austin, Texas, U.S.

Details: On August 1, 1966, after stabbing his mother and his wife to death the night before, Charles Whitman, a former Marine, took rifles and other weapons to the observation deck atop the Main Building tower at the University of Texas at Austin, then opened fire indiscriminately on people on the surrounding campus and streets. Over the next 96 minutes, he shot and killed 13 more people (including a pregnant woman) and injured 31 others.



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August 1966

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