UT Tower Shooting 50th Anniversary

photo by Jana Birchum, posted Aug. 1, 2016. #5 of 30 photos.

UT-Austin President Gregory Fenves (front), Congressman Lloyd Doggett (center), and survivor Jim Bryce (back) are among the people who've come together to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the UT Tower shooting. On Aug. 1, 1966, engineering student Charles Whitman opened fire on campus while perched on top of the university tower. Whitman killed 17 people, including his wife and mother prior to the shooting, and wounded dozens of others.


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