University of Texas Tower Shooting, 1966

On the morning on August 1, 1966, 25-year-old former student Charles Whitman ascended to the observation deck of the University of Texas at Austin Main Building with multiple weapons and 700 rounds of ammunition and began shooting indiscriminately on persons below. The rampage ended 96 minutes later, when Austin police officers Ramiro Martinez and Houston McCoy, alongside University Co-op employee Allen Crum, reached the observation deck and shot Whitman dead. Whitman, a former Marine sharpshooter, killed 14 people and injured 31 on campus. He had earlier murdered his mother, Margaret Elizabeth Whitman, and wife, Kathleen.

KTBC-TV footage from the August 1, 1966 UT Tower Shoot...
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Press conference concerning the shootings at the Unive...
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Silent (and graphic) clips filmed during Charles Whitm...
KHOU news clips from August and September 1966, includ...
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