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Marc Lepine went on a shooting spree in 1989 that became known as the Montreal Massacre, which killed 14 people.
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In 1989, Marc Lepine walked into the Ecole Polytechnique and went on a 10-minute shooting rampage. He murdered 14 women and injured 13 others before killing himself. A suicide note found later said that feminists had ruined his life.
Mass murderer. Born Gamil Gharbi on October 26, 1964, in Montreal, Canada. Marc Lepine carried out the deadliest shooting spree in Canada??s history in 1989. His parents separated when he was a child, and his father was reportedly abusive to him, his mother, and his sister. Lepine was obsessed with war movies and electronics. He tried to enter the military, but was rejected for being antisocial, according to newspaper accounts. Lepine also had difficulty in relating to members of the opposite sex.
In 1982, he changed his name to Marc Lepine, taking his mother??s surname. He wanted to attend the Ecole Polytechnique, the engineering school at the University of Montreal. Described as intelligent and well-spoken, Lepine was struggling with his night courses, which he had hoped would help him get into the Polytechnique.
Unhappy and frustrated, he bought a rifle at a hunting store. About a week later, he walked into the Ecole Polytechnique on December 6, 1989. It was late afternoon on the last day of classes before the end of the fall term. Blaming women for his problems, Lepine began shooting female students there. Entering one classroom, he told the men to leave and shot the remaining women. One witness quoted Lepine as saying ??I want the women. You are all feminists.??
During his ten-minute rampage, Lepine killed 14 women and injured 13 other people before killing himself. He left behind a three-page suicide note in which he said that feminists had ruined his life. While he had problems with women, the depths of his misogyny had been hidden from others. Lepine didn??t have a record of violent behavior or psychiatric issues.
Much of what led to this rampage that has become known as the ??Montreal Massacre?? remains a mystery. In its aftermath, authorities reviewed the nation's gun laws and the media coverage of the event led to an increased awareness about violence against women.
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