The Story of Luby’s Shooting

Luby’s shooting took place on the 16th of October 1991 at Luby’s Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas. It was National Boss’s Day, a day meant for the celebration of achievements. However, that day was severely marred by a man named George Hennard, and the lives of the families of more than 20 victims were changed forever.

Hennard’s Entry

35-year-old George Hennard’s drove a Ford Ranger pickup truck through the plate-glass front window of the Cafeteria to the east of the cafeteria’s entrance. He ran over a table of diners and continued to drive forward into another before coming to a stop. At first, onlookers and patrons thought the crash was an accident. One of the patrons of the cafeteria, Tommy Vaughn had braced himself to help the driver from the truck.

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Picture of George Jo Hennard, Source: crimescenedb.com

It was at that moment Hennard extended his arm through the driver’s side window with a gun in hand. Hennard got out from the blue Ford and started shooting sporadically. He shot his first victim – a female cashier – at close range. The cafeteria was filled with confusion, but the gunshots continued.

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