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Essay heading: 96 Minutes Behind the Scope
 
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The first shots from his rifle occurred at 11:48 A.M. The first shot wounded the pregnant 18 year-old Claire Wilson and killed her unborn child (Macleod 6). The second shot killed her fiancee that was standing beside her. A classmate of theirs had been walking near them and described the event. The sound we heard next is a sound I will never forget...
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The thud of a high-powered bullet crashing into flesh and bone. Then the report of the rifle. Again the thump a bullet into a human body. Again the sound of the rifle. Steve and I glanced at the couple on the ground and then sprinted into the hedges and flowers to our right (Wroten). Whitman proceeded with his firing spree killing a physics professor that was visiting the university, a doctoral student, a Peace Corps trainee, a seventeen year-old girl, and numerous other people, some of who were attending to the already injured...
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