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Two people are treated on the LIRR platform (Credit: Newsday / Al Raia)

Two people are treated on the LIRR platform in Garden City after gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (Dec. 7, 1993)

1993 LIRR shooting

A gunman turned a Long Island Rail Road car into a slaughterhouse on Dec. 7, 1993, killing six commuters and injuring 19 others until he was tackled by passengers as he reloaded his weapon.

Two people are treated on the LIRR platform
(Credit: Newsday / Al Raia)

Two people are treated on the LIRR platform in Garden City after gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (Dec. 7, 1993)

People are treated on the LIRR platform after
(Credit: Newsday / Al Raia)

People are treated on the LIRR platform after gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (Dec. 7, 1993)

An LIRR passenger is rushed to an ambulance
(Credit: Newsday / Al Raia)

An LIRR passenger is rushed to an ambulance in Garden City, after gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (Dec. 7, 1993)

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Emergency responders lift a victim after gunman Colin
(Credit: Alan Hlavenka)

Emergency responders lift a victim after gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (Dec. 7, 1993)

Minoru Saito of Garden City was wounded after
(Credit: Newsday / Al Raia)

Minoru Saito of Garden City was wounded after gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (Dec. 8, 1993)

An injured LIRR passenger is airlifted at the
(Credit: Don Jacobsen)

An injured LIRR passenger is airlifted at the Garden City High School after gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (Dec. 7, 1993)

A look at the a train where gunman
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

A look at the a train where gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, opened fire, killing six and injuring 19 others. (Dec. 9, 1993)

A worker at the LIRR yard in Hicksville,
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

A worker at the LIRR yard in Hicksville, dressed in protective gear, washes a seat in the third car of the train where gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, opened fire, killing six and injuring 19 others. (Dec. 9, 1993)

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Jeannie Cullen of Mineola is embraced by her
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Jeannie Cullen of Mineola is embraced by her roommate, Karen McCrudden, after learning that her sister was shot by gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, who killed six and injured 19 others. (Dec. 7, 1993)

Mi-Kyung Kim, 27, of New Hyde Park is
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Mi-Kyung Kim, 27, of New Hyde Park is seen in this undated photo. Kim died from a severe head wound after gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others.

This undated photo shows James Gorycki, 51, of
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This undated photo shows James Gorycki, 51, of Mineola, who was one of six killed after gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, opened fire on a train. Fellow workers placed a vase of flowers and a note on the desk of the account executive's desk at Moore Business Forms.

Amy Federici, 27, of Mineola, with her sister
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Amy Federici, 27, of Mineola, with her sister Carrie Locicero in an undated photo. Federici was killed after gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. Ferguson was convicted of killing six passengers and wounding 19 on a crowded commuter train on Dec. 7, 1993.

Richard Nettleton, 24, of Roslyn Heights, was one
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Richard Nettleton, 24, of Roslyn Heights, was one of Colin Ferguson's victims. Ferguson was convicted of killing six passengers and wounding 19 on a crowded commuter train on Dec. 7, 1993.

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Kevin McCarthy, left, and his father, Dennis McCarthy,
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Kevin McCarthy, left, and his father, Dennis McCarthy, 52, of Mineola, who was one of six killed after gunman Colin Ferguson, of Jamaica, opened fire on a train. Kevin McCarthy was critically injured.

Marita Theresa Magtoto, 30, of Westbury, was one
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Marita Theresa Magtoto, 30, of Westbury, was one of six killed after gunman Colin Ferguson, of Jamaica, opened fire on a train. Ferguson was convicted of killing six passengers and wounding 19 on a crowded commuter train on Dec. 7, 1993.

Joyce Gorycki, center, walks behind the coffin of
(Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

Joyce Gorycki, center, walks behind the coffin of her husband, James Gorycki, who was one of six killed after gunman Colin Ferguson, of Jamaica, opened fire on a crowded commuter train on Dec. 7, 1993. (Dec. 11, 1993)

Joyce Gorycki walks behind the coffin of her
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Joyce Gorycki walks behind the coffin of her husband, James Gorycki, at his funeral at Corpus Christ Church in Mineola. Gorycki was one of six killed after gunman Colin Ferguson, of Jamaica, opened fire on a crowded commuter train on Dec. 7, 1993. (Dec. 11, 1993)

Carolyn McCarthy watches the coffin of her husband,
(Credit: Don Jacobsen)

Carolyn McCarthy watches the coffin of her husband, Dennis, being carried toward a hearse at his funeral. Dennis McCarthy was one of six killed after gunman Colin Ferguson, of Jamaica, opened fire on an LIRR train on Dec. 7, 1993. (Dec. 13, 1993)

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Carolyn McCarthy wipes a tear at the graveside
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Carolyn McCarthy wipes a tear at the graveside service at the Holy Road Cemetery in Westbury. McCarthy buried her husband, Dennis McCarthy, of 27 years after he was killed by gunman Colin Ferguson on an LIRR train on Dec. 7, 1993.

Thomas McDermott, who was wounded after gunman Colin
(Credit: Thomas Koeniges)

Thomas McDermott, who was wounded after gunman Colin Ferguson opened fire on an LIRR train on Dec. 7, 1993, gets a hospital visit from his wife Rosemary. (Dec. 8, 1993)

Kevin McCarthy smiles as he is taken out
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Kevin McCarthy smiles as he is taken out of an ambulance and is carried into North Shore University Hospital. McCarthy was critically injured after gunman Colin Ferguson, of Jamaica, opened fire on an LIRR train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (Jan. 12, 1994)

Carolyn McCarthy attends a media conference at North
(Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

Carolyn McCarthy attends a media conference at North Shore University Hospital. McCarthy's husband, Dennis, was killed after gunman Colin Ferguson, of Jamaica, opened fire on a crowded commuter train on Dec. 7, 1993. Her son Kevin was critically injured.

Robert Giugliano, who was injured after Colin Ferguson
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Robert Giugliano, who was injured after Colin Ferguson opened fire on an LIRR train, is seated in a wheelchair. (Dec. 8, 1993)

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Arlene Locicero, mother of Amy Federici, is shown
(Credit: Newsday / Al Raia)

Arlene Locicero, mother of Amy Federici, is shown during a news conference to announce a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against gun, cartridge and magazine manufacturers. Federici was one of six killed after gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, opened fire on an LIRR train. (Oct. 26, 1994)

Carolyn McCarthy answers questions about her son Kevin's
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Carolyn McCarthy answers questions about her son Kevin's recovery at a news conference held at North Shore University Hospital. Kevin McCarthy was critically injured after gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, opened fire in 1993 on a train, killing six and injuring 19. (Jan. 12, 1994)

James Doukas, Edward MacKenzie and Marcos Flores are
(Credit: Dick Yarwood)

James Doukas, Edward MacKenzie and Marcos Flores are three of the five inmates who are accused of beating LIRR shooter Colin Ferguson at the Nassau County Jail. They appear for a pretrial hearing on assault charges. Ferguson opened fire on an LIRR train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (March 29, 1994)

Robert Drobyshewski and Frank Cordero, shown, are two
(Credit: Dick Yarwood)

Robert Drobyshewski and Frank Cordero, shown, are two of the five inmates who are accused of beating LIRR shooter Colin Ferguson in the Nassau County Jail. They appear for a pretrial hearing on assault charges. Ferguson opened fire on an LIRR train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (March. 29, 1994)

Three survivors of the LIRR shooting -- Barbara
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Three survivors of the LIRR shooting -- Barbara Fortgang of Huntington, Tina Franzese of Mineola and Linda Danaher of Mineola -- ride a train one year after gunman Colin Ferguson opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19. (Dec. 7, 1994)

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Jill Michel, wounded after gunman Colin Ferguson opened
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Jill Michel, wounded after gunman Colin Ferguson opened fire on an LIRR train, is shown at the Merillon Avenue platform in Garden City nearly a year after the shooting that killed six and injured 19. (Nov. 29, 1994)

Elizabeth Aviles and John Forni, both wounded after
(Credit: Newsday / Ken Spencer)

Elizabeth Aviles and John Forni, both wounded after a gunman opened fire on an LIRR train in 1993, talk to David Peden, right, a minister who led a service sponsored by the New York City Church of Christ. (Feb. 27, 1994)

Patrick Ragan returns to work for the first
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Patrick Ragan returns to work for the first time since he traveled home on the LIRR train where gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, opened fire, killing six and injuring 19 others. Ragan stood the whole way to Penn Station, saying that "it would be a long time before he could sit down again on the LIRR." (Dec. 10, 1993)

Mark Heaney, Kevin McCarthy and Robert Giugliano, all
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Mark Heaney, Kevin McCarthy and Robert Giugliano, all who were among the 19 wounded after a gunman opened fire on an LIRR train in 1993, have a toast during a lunch and interview at Newsday. (Feb. 11, 1995)

Robert Giugliano, who was wounded after gunman Colin
(Credit: Newsday / Michael E. Ach)

Robert Giugliano, who was wounded after gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, opened fire on an LIRR train, is shown traveling on the LIRR. The woman sitting next to Giugliano during the Dec. 7 shooting was killed. (Dec. 30, 1993)

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Robert Giugliano, right, is shown with his wife
(Credit: Newsday / Bill Davis)

Robert Giugliano, right, is shown with his wife and three daughters. Giugliano was wounded in 1993 after gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19. (Nov. 29, 1994)

John Apsel -- who was wounded in 1993
(Credit: Newsday / David L. Pokress)

John Apsel -- who was wounded in 1993 after gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, opened fire on an LIRR train -- now lives with his nephew and family. Apsel lost his job and home after the shooting, and the box of papers are his only possessions besides clothing. His nepher, Robert Wassmuth, 4, peeks over the wall. (March, 14, 1995)

Nassau County Executive Tom Gulotta presents Kevin Blum
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Nassau County Executive Tom Gulotta presents Kevin Blum with the Nassau County Medal of Honor for his capture of LIRR gunman Colin Ferguson. Blum is shown with survivors of the Dec. 7 shooting. (Dec. 20, 1993)

Kevin McCarthy, shown with his mother, Carolyn McCarthy,
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Kevin McCarthy, shown with his mother, Carolyn McCarthy, is given a jersey from Derek King and Steve Thomas at the New York Islanders vs. Dallas Stars game. McCarthy was critically injured in 1993 after gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19. (April 8, 1994)

Helen Alexanderson Goldstone, who was injured after gunman
(Credit: Helen Alexanderson)

Helen Alexanderson Goldstone, who was injured after gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, opened fire on an LIRR train, arrives back at her house after getting her hair done in preparation for her wedding. (Jan. 8, 1994)

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Kevin McHugh and Kevin Zaleskie, both of New
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Kevin McHugh and Kevin Zaleskie, both of New Hyde Park, ride the LIRR 5:33 train. McHugh and Zaleskie survived the LIRR shooting in which gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (Dec. 7, 1994)

Lee Brown, director of the White House Office
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Lee Brown, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, joins survivors of the LIRR shooting calling on Congress to keep an assault weapons ban in the crime bill. (Aug. 14, 1994)

Jack Locicero holds a photo of his daughter
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Jack Locicero holds a photo of his daughter Amy Federici, who was killed in the LIRR shooting, during a news conference on Capitol Hill calling for the House to vote through a crime bill. From left to right are daughter Cary Locicero and Reps. Christopher Shays, Charles Schumer and Marge Roukema. (Aug. 9, 1994)

Carolyn McCarthy attends a news conference on the
(Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

Carolyn McCarthy attends a news conference on the LIRR shooting in which gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others. McCarthy's husband, Dennis McCarthy, was killed in the shooting, and her son was critically injured. (Dec, 9, 1993)

Carolyn McCarthy visits her son, Kevin, who is
(Credit: Newsday / Dick Yarwood)

Carolyn McCarthy visits her son, Kevin, who is recovering from wounds at the North Shore University Hospital after gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, opened fire on a an LIRR train, killing six and injuring 19 others. Her husband, Dennis McCarthy, was killed in the shooting. (Dec. 25, 1993)

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Long Island Rail Road Police Officer Andrew Roderick
(Credit: Thomas Koenises)

Long Island Rail Road Police Officer Andrew Roderick is shown in an undated photo at a news conference in Mineola on the LIRR shooting in which a gunman opened fire on a train, killing six and injuring 19 others.

People attend a one-year-anniversary vigil in remembrance of
(Credit: L.I. News Daily, Kirthmon Dozier)

People attend a one-year-anniversary vigil in remembrance of the victims of the Long Island Rail Road shooting. Gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, opened fire on an LIRR train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (Dec. 7, 1994)

Carolyn McCarthy and Joyce Gorycki are seen in

Carolyn McCarthy and Joyce Gorycki are seen in the documentary film "Long Island Rail Road Massacre" by Charlie Minn bearing holiday wreaths at the Merillon Avenue train station in Garden City on Dec. 12, 1993. Both women lost their husbands in the shooting.

Wreaths are hung at the Merillon Avenue station
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Wreaths are hung at the Merillon Avenue station in Garden City in honor of the people who were killed and wounded after gunman Colin Ferguson, 35, of Jamaica, opened fire on an Long Island Rail Road train, killing six and injuring 19 others. (Dec. 7, 2012)

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