The Story of Luby’s Shooting

The Massacre Continues

The cafeteria was crowded on that day with about 150 people. Hennard opened fire on the staff of Luby’s Cafeteria and confused patrons at the serving line using a 9mm Glock 17 pistol and a 9mm Ruger P89 pistol. Many of the patrons had ducked under tables, and the restaurant was in grave silence. The gunman began to stalk and single out victims in the restaurant.


A policeman stands in front of the Luby’s cafeteria, 17 October 1991, in Killeen, where 22 people were massacred after a gunman opened fire in the crowded cafeteria before killing himself, 16 October 1991. (Photo credit should read GARY EDWARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

He shouted profanities at female patrons in the restaurant, telling them that this was what the women of Bell County made him do. He killed a total of 22 people around the dining room and serving line, ten of them with single headshots, and injured another 27. Three days later, his 23rd and last victim surrendered to her injuries. Hennard reloaded at least two magazines of ammo before the arrival of the police.

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