EPISODE 12: The 1984 San Ysidro McDonald's Massacre

Murder Coaster by Christa Carmen and Matthew Brockmeyer

Episode notes

The deadliest mass shooting in the history of California took place on July 18, 1984 in a McDonald's in San Ysidro..

In this episode we take you on a meticulously researched journey back to that fateful day, piecing together the events leading up to the massacre, the chilling details of the attack itself, and the aftermath that forever changed the lives of the survivors and the community.

The perpetrator, James Huberty, entered the restaurant armed with multiple firearms, including a long-barreled Uzi, a shotgun, and a handgun. Without warning, he began firing indiscriminately at patrons and employees, creating a scene of unimaginable horror and chaos. The shooting spree lasted for approximately 77 minutes, during which Huberty claimed the lives of 21 people, including children, and injured 19 others before a SWAT  ... 

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