Time Magazine

The city of Killeen’s name graced the cover of Time Magazine this week as part of a story that featured the 10 deadliest mass shootings in America.

The Luby’s Cafeteria shooting is the fifth deadliest shooting in modern United States history. George Jo Hennard, 35, killed 23 people, and injured another 20.

“On Oct. 16, 1991, 35-year-old George Jo Hennard slammed his truck into Luby’s Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas, got out and said ‘This is for the women of Bell County,’ and then started firing his gun,” according to Time’s report.

The Luby’s shooting was considered the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history until the Virginia Tech shooting, in which a student killed 32 people in classrooms and dorm rooms, in 2007.

The story comes nearly a week after the Las Vegas shooting that killed at least 59 people, including the shooter, and left 489 wounded. Shooter Stephen Paddock fired shots out of a hotel room window above the Route 91 Harvest Festival, a country music festival that featured artist Jason Aldean at the time of the shooting.

The Luby’s shooting is one of two mass shootings in Texas on the list. The other is the University of Texas Tower shooting in 1966, when U.S. Marine sniper Charles Joseph Whitman went up in the tower and fired at students. He killed 14 people, and killed his wife and mother earlier in the day. The UT Tower shooting ranked No. 7 on the list.

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(1) comment


Really? You couldn't have come up with a better title for this article?
Sounds like you're proud Killeen was listed for having a mass murder.
How about "Time Magazine Lists Worst Atrocities" or "List of 10 Worst Mass Murders Includes Killeen".
Basically anything besides "Killeen Featured On Cover of Time Magazine"!
Guess anything goes if it will help boost the already exploding crime rate.

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