The Luby’s Massacre

The Luby’s massacre, also known as the Killeen massacre, occurred on October 16, 1991, in Killeen, Texas, USA. It was a mass shooting in which a lone gunman named George Hennard drove his pickup truck through the front window of a Luby’s Cafeteria restaurant and opened fire on the diners inside.

Hennard, who was armed with two handguns, a Glock 17 and a Ruger P89, began shooting indiscriminately, killing 23 people and injuring 27 others before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide.

The incident lasted approximately 15 minutes, during which time Hennard moved through the restaurant, shooting people at random. Some people tried to escape, while others hid under tables or behind counters. The police arrived on the scene within minutes, but they were unable to stop Hennard before he took his own life.

The Luby’s massacre was one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history at the time and remains one of the deadliest in Texas history. The incident sparked a national debate on gun control and led to changes in Texas law, including the passage of the Concealed Carry Law, which allows licensed individuals to carry concealed handguns in public places, including restaurants.