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Michael Andrew Clark
Michael Andrew Clark
Background information
Occupation Student
Born (1948-06-24)June 24, 1948
Long Beach, California, United States
Died

April 25, 1965(1965-04-25) (aged 16)
Santa Maria, California, United States

Cause of death Suicide
Parents Forrest Eaton Clark
Joyce Estelle Doolittle
Attack information
Date April 25, 1965
6 a.m.
Location(s) Santa Maria, California, United States
Target(s) Motorists traveling along Highway 101
Killed 3
Injured 10
Weapon(s) .30-06 Swedish Mauser rifle with telescopic sight

Michael Andrew Clark was an American high school student who killed three people and wounded ten others near Santa Maria, California, United States on April 25, 1965, before commiting suicide.

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The 1968 film Targets by Peter Bogdanovich was partly inspired by the shooting.

LifeEdit

ShootingEdit

Michael Andrew Clark rifle

A police officer inspects Clark's rifle.

VictimsEdit

  • Charles Christopher Hogan, 21
  • Joel W. Kocab, 28
  • Kevin Dean Reida, 5

Those wounded were:

  • Doris Burson, 24, injured by glass fragments
  • Alice Jones, 31, injured by glass fragments
  • Marvine Jones, 12, injured by glass fragments
  • Bill Reida, 42, shot in the neck
  • Lucille Reida, 44, wife of Bill Reida, injured by glass fragments
  • Kim Allen Reida, 3, son of Bill and Lucille Reida, graze wound
  • Norbert Schuerman, 38, policeman, shot in the left arm
  • Kathleen Smith, 22, injured by glass fragments
  • Renee Terry, 15, shot in the right forearm
  • Joyce Zinek, 39, injured by glass fragments

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sniper wounds 11, kills 2, himself, The Milwaukee Sentinel (April 26, 1965)
  2. Young sniper on California hill kills 2 motorists, wounds 12, Eugene Register-Guard (April 26, 1965)
  3. Teenage sniper kills 2, wounds 11, Ocala Star-Banner (April 26, 1965)
  4. High school boy turns sniper; kills two, self, The Free Lance–Star (April 26, 1965)
  5. Third victim of sniper dies, The Free Lance–Star (April 27, 1965)
  6. Boy dies of wounds inflicted by sniper, The New York Times (April 27, 1965)
  7. Boy sniper kills two, wounds 12, The Palm Beach Post (April 26, 1965)
  8. Boy sniper kills 2, wounds 11, The Tuscaloosa News (April 26, 1965)
  9. Youn sniper kills two, wounds 11, The New London Day (April 26, 1965)
  10. Young sniper kills two persons, Ellensburg Daily Record (April 26, 1965)
  11. Teenage sniper kills two persons on Calif. Highway, Lewiston Evening Journal (April 26, 1965)
  12. Young sniper firing on cars, kills 2, injures 11, Park City Daily News (April 25, 1965)
  13. Teen sniper murders two, kills himself, The Miami News (April 26, 1965)
  14. Teen-age sniper's third victim dies in California, Toledo Blade (April 27, 1965)
  15. Sniper suicides after killing 2, wounding 12, Lodi News-Sentinel (April 26, 1965)
  16. Third person dies from sniper bullets, Ocala Star-Banner (April 27, 1965)
  17. End of the road for young sniper, Spartanburg Herald (April 27, 1965)
  18. 16-year-old boy kills 2, injures 11 in an ambush and then takes own life, The Gettysburg Times (April 26, 1965)
  19. Sniper toll rises to 3, Lodi News-Sentinel (April 27, 1965)
  20. Hail of bullets kills 2; wounds 11, Spokane Daily Chronicle (April 26, 1965)
  21. Child is third victim of sniper, The Owosso Argus-Press (April 27, 1965)
  22. Sniper, 16, is dead after he slays two, Lawrence Journal-World (April 26, 1965)
  23. Tot succumbs to gun wound, Spokane Daily Chronicle (April 27, 1965)
  24. No clue found why model boy turned killer, Lodi News-Sentinel (April 27, 1965)
  25. 5-year-old is third victim, Kentucky New Era (April 27, 1965)
  26. Berserk youth kills two, self, The Sumter Daily Item (April 26, 1965)
  27. 13 shot on U.S. highway, The Age (April 27, 1965)
  28. Young sniper kills two, wounds 11, suicides, Daytona Beach Morning Journal (April 26, 1965)
  29. Sniper kills 2, wounds 10, Sarasota Herald-Tribune (April 26, 1965)
  30. Boy succumbs to shot from Calif. sniper, [[Wikipedia:|]] ()
  31. Highway sniper kills 2, self; 12 injured, The Milwaukee Journal (April 26, 1965)
  32. Highway sniper, 16, murders 2, kills self, The Knickerbocker News (April 26, 1965)
  33. Berserk boy's mother says he was 'good', State News (April 27, 1965)
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  35. Reida v. Lund , 18 Cal.App.3d 698, [[Wikipedia:|]] ()
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  43. L.B. boy sniper kills two, injures 12 in road siege, Press-Telegram (April 26, 1965)
  44. Boy killer's father finds no answer, Press-Telegram (April 27, 1965)
  45. Truck driver hailed as hero, Press-Telegram (April 27, 1965)
  46. Norwalk mother relates her sniper horror story, Press-Telegram (April 28, 1965)
  47. Inquest set for sniper killings, Corona Daily Independent (May 3, 1965)
  48. Sniper victim's rites conducted, Press-Telegram (May 3, 1965)
  49. Boy sniper, killer of 3, held suicide, Oakland Tribune (May 7, 1965)
  50. Inquest rules death of youth in sniper killing was suicide, Press-Telegram (May 7, 1965)
  51. Michael Clark, La Opinion (April 26, 1965)
  52. Youthful sniper kills 2 motorists; commits suicide, The Press-Courier (April 26, 1965)
  53. Third victim of boy sniper dies, The Press-Courier (April 27, 1965)
  54. Trucker honored for heroism in sniper battle, The Press-Courier (April 28, 1965)
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