On This Day, July 18th

1. 1984: San Ysidro McDonalds massacre

Photo: source

Photo: source

A horrific event takes place at a Mcdonalds in the small town of San Ysidro, California just two miles north of the Mexican border on this date, 1984. After reportedly telling his wife “I’m going hunting… for humans”, James Oliver Huberty, who had a history of mental problems, walked into the Mcdonalds carrying a small arsenal. Weapons such as semi-automatic rifles and a 9mm full-auto pistol were used to kill 21 people and leave 19 more seriously injured. There was so much shooting that police thought there were multiple gunmen. One of the McDonlads employees managed to escape through the basement and informed police officials on the scene that Huberty was all alone and did’t have hostages. With that information Police decided to have sharp shooters “take him out”. Once Huberty had been taken down law enforcement and medical professionals were able to enter the building and tend to the wounded.


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