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January 17, 1989, Patrick Purdy Kills Five School Children, Wounds Thirty Others - Today In Crime History
On this day, January 17, in the year 1989, at Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton, California, Patrick Purdy shot and killed five schoolchildren, and wounded 29 other children and one teacher, before committing suicide. This event became known as the Cleveland School massacre.
November 22, 1994, Ex-Convict Kills Three & Himself At D.C. Police Headquarters - Today In Crime History
On this date, November 22, in the year 1994, Ex-con Bennie Lee Lawson, Jr., entered the Cold Case Squad room at the D.C. Metropolitan Police Headquarters armed with a semi-automatic firearm and opened fire killing two FBI Agents and a D.C. Metro Police Sergeant, before killing himself.