McDonald’s Massacre 30 years on: Revisiting WPIX’s original coverage of the national tragedy

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(PIX11) — July 18, 1984 — one of America’s darkest days.

James Huberty, an unemployed former Ohio resident intent on “hunting humans,” walked into a McDonald’s restaurant in San Ysidro, Calif., not far from his home,  and ruthlessly shot and killed 21 people, including children, and injured 19 others, before he was killed by a member of a SWAT team.

WPIX reporter Marvin Scott was assigned by the Independent Network News (INN) to cover the tragedy in this neighborhood of San Diego, and here are selections from his coverage in 1984.


1 Comment

  • Angela

    Wow! I dont remember this happening. I was very young. How sad. Even sadder to realize these senseless deaths during massacres are STILL commencing. Lord, have mercy on us. Watch over us and protect us from the sick &/or evil. Amen.

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