José Ovidio Hernández
Occupation Soldier

September 17, 1993
La Unión, El Salvador

Cause of death Shot dead
Attack information
Date September 17, 1993
Location(s) La Unión, El Salvador
Target(s) Soldiers
Killed 4
Injured 6
Weapon(s) M16

José Ovidio Hernández was a Salvadoran sub-sergeant who killed four people and wounded six others at the Armed Forces Training Center in La Unión, El Salvador during the night of September 17, 1993. Hernandez, who was said to have been under the influence of drugs, opened fire with an M16 assault rifle at a group of soldiers and instructors, fatally hitting three sergeants and a sub-sergeant. He was then killed, when the other soldiers returned fire.[1][2][3][4][5]


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