On July 18, 1984, a lone gunman James Oliver Huberty entered a crowded McDonald’s with a plan: “hunting for humans.”
(Credit: VINCE BUCCI/AP)
He opened fire on the customers inside the fast-food chain, killing 21 and wounding 19 others.
Officer next to a lifeless 11-year-old victim. (Credit: AP)
Upon entering the restaurant with several guns, including a 9mm automatic pistol and a semiautomatic rifle, Huberty demanded everyone get on the floor.
This photo of Omar Hernandez lying next to his bicycle on July 18, 1984, became a symbol of the devastating San Ysidro McDonald’s massacre. (Credit: AP)
He then began shooting the patrons point-blank.
Police officers working at the scene.
The assailant’s youngest fatal victims were an 8-month-old baby, a 9-year-old little girl, and three 11-year-old boys.
A bloodied victim is led away by police as SWAT officers assist the wounded at a McDonald’s restaurant, July 18, 1984 in San Ysidro, California. (AP Photo)
Huberty was killed after an employee managed to escape the restaurant and inform the SWAT team that he was alone and without hostages.
Paramedics rushed to the scene following the news, but were unable to enter until they got the news that Huberty was alone and without hostages. (Credit: LENNY IGNELZI/AP)
Police fired a shot through his chest, fatally wounding him.
San Diego Police officers escort out McDonald’s employees after gunman James Oliver Huberty shot and killed 20 people and injured 20 others on July 18, 1984. (Union-Tribune / James Skovmand/ Corbis)
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