Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

University of Texas Shooting Remembered

Before Monday's Virginia Tech deaths, the deadliest campus shooting in the United States was at the University of Texas on Aug. 1, 1966. Firing from the top of a tower on campus, Charles Whitman killed 16 people and injured 31.

Shelton Williams, a witness to the Texas shootings and an acquaintance of Whitman talks with Alex Chadwick about the aftermath of the shooting 40 years ago.

Copyright 2023 NPR. To see more, visit

Become a sustaining member for as low as $5/month
Make an annual or one-time donation to support MTPR
Pay an existing pledge or update your payment information