HOUSTON (FOX 26) - On a hot August day in 1966, a student and Marine-trained sniper killed 13 people and wounded 30 others from the observation deck of the clock tower at the University of Texas in Austin, The killing spree introduced the nation to the concept of mass shooting, a phrase that's tragically become commonplace.
Since then, there have been many multiple death shootings in Texas including the 1991 shooting at a Luby's cafeteria in Killeen and the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood.
In the past 5 years:
July 2016 – Dallas Police Shooting
July 7, 2016 is defined as the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement since the September 11 attacks. An Army veteran killed 4 Dallas police officers and one transit officer before authorities killed him using a robot-delivered bomb. Nine other officers and 2 civilians were wounded.
September 2017 – Plano House Party
On September 10, 2017, nine people died, including the suspect after a man opened fire during a gathering to watch football at a home in Plano, a suburb of Dallas
November 2017 – Sutherland Springs Church
A 26 year-old gunman opened fire inside the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, killing 26 people and wounding 20 others, on November 5, 2017. The attack was the deadliest mass shooting in Texas and 5th deadliest in the United States. Sutherland Springs is about 30 miles east of San Antonio.
May 2018 – Santa Fe High School
On May 18, 2018, a 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and pistol killed 10 people, most of them students at Santa Fe High School, thirteen others were wounded.
August 2019 – El Paso WalMart
Twenty people were killed and 26 wounded in a shooting on August 3, 2019, at a Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall, a busy shopping area in the Texas border town of El Paso.