Thursday, 23 February 1984

49th Street Elementary

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28-year-old Tyrone Mitchell began shooting at students leaving 49th Street Elementary School in Los Angeles with a 12-gauge shotgun and a rifle from a second-floor window of a building across the street. He killed a 10-year-old girl and wounded 11 other children, as well as a schoolyard supervisor and a passer-by. When police finally stormed the building they found Mitchell's body, who had killed himself with the shotgun. Mitchell had lost his parents, grandmother, brother and four sisters in the Jonestown Massacre.

Additional Info

  • Type of Incident: Shooting
  • Source: Wiki-Primary School Attacks
  • Deaths: 2
  • Injuries: 13
  • City: Los Angeles
  • State: California
  • Facility Type: K-12
  • Facility SubType: Primary
  • Perpetrator: Tyrone Mitchell
  • Foiled or Exposed Plots: Yes
  • Perpetrator fate: Committed Suicide
  • Included In 2002 Report: Yes
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