Out of the Blue from The Texas Standard
It’s been 50 years since the University of Texas Tower shooting – long considered to be the first modern mass shooting of its kind. On August 1st, 1966, a sniper made his way to the top of the UT clock tower. He killed 16 people, wounded dozens, and left many scarred by the events of that day. Though decades have passed, the people who experienced that event have not forgotten it. Close to 100 will share their memories in this oral history; including those who were injured and the Austin Police officers who helped bring the shooting to an end.