Why Is Charles Whitman Considered The First Mass Murder

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On August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman, a 25-year-old engineering student, climbed to the top of the University of Texas clock tower in Austin and began shooting indiscriminately. The first target of this exmarine trained like sniper was a young person of 18 years and pregnant, to that reached in the belly. Then she shot her boyfriend's neck. As the two blew themselves up on campus, Whitman, who had previously murdered his wife and mother, continued to shoot for an hour and a half until he killed a total of 16 people and wounded more than 30 before the police managed to shoot him down. Half a century later, Austin commemorated on Monday what is considered the first mass murder not associated with a battlefield of modern history of the United States
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