Wednesday, 18 February 1976

LA Computer School

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During a test, Neil Liebeskind, a student at a Los Angeles computer school, opened fire at his fellow students with a shotgun, killing Fernando E. Alcivar, 24, and wounding several others. Alcivar was an innocent bystandard who sat next to the intended target. When trying to escape, he was apprehended by Howard Barnes, a security guard working with a television crew filming nearby. When he was told to drop his gun, Liebeskind fired a shot at Barnes, hitting him in the thigh. Barnes returned fire and hit the gunman twice in the chest, leaving him critically wounded. The shooting was apparently sparked, because of a dispute between Liebeskind and another student who left his motorcycle helmet in his seat.

Additional Info

  • Type of Incident: Shooting
  • Source: Wiki-Post secondary School Attacks
  • Deaths: 1
  • Injuries: 8
  • City: Los Angeles
  • State: California
  • Facility Type: Higher Education
  • Facility SubType: Post Secondary
  • Perpetrator: Neil Liebeskind
  • Foiled or Exposed Plots: Yes
  • Included In 2002 Report: Yes
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