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Florida / Mall Massacre #108776

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 24, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Palm Bay, Florida: Al Dale) William Cruse's shooting spree in shopping mall here examined; details given, scenes shown. [Witness Bunny JONES - describes scene.] Police officers Doug. Gerald Johnson and Ron Groggin said among those killed. [Police Chief Chuck SIMMONS - notes senselessness of murders.] [WITNESSES - describe experience.] Incident in Cruse's neighborhood preceding shooting spree reviewed. [NEIGHBOR - recalls police refusal to interfere until Cruse shot someone.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(NYC: Richard Threlkeld) Psychological profile of mass murderers considered; Patrick Sherrill's Edmond, OK, post office attack last year, George Banks' murders in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in 1982, James Huberty's McDonald's restaurant massacre in San Ysidro, California, in 1984 and Charles Whitman's in Austin, Texas, reviewed. [Doctors James FOX, Ken TARDIFF - discuss common psychological make-up of such killers, relationship between mass murders and ease in obtaining firearms.]

Dale, Al;
Jennings, Peter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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