Mass shootings in U.S. history

Published On: Jul 20 2012 10:20:30 AM EDT   Updated On: Mar 10 2014 03:13:18 PM EDT

A gunman opened fire at the Fort Hood military post in Texas on Wednesday, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide. Take a look at some of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.

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Aug. 1, 1966: Charles Whitman pointed a rifle from the observation deck of the University of Texas at Austin’s Tower and began shooting in a homicidal rampage that went on for 96 minutes. Sixteen people were killed and 31 were wounded.

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