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Born in: Euskadi
Age: 68
Offspring: 2
Marital status: Married
Job: Retired merchant
Date of the attack: 25/08/1978
Place of the attack: Gasteiz
Guilties: José Luis Gómez Sampedro, Félix Alberto López de la Calle Gauna, alias Mobutu
Weapon: Automatic Riffle
Killed by: ETA

Description

José García Gastiain had gone out after dinner to park his car in a workshop owned by his family, unwittingly placing himself in the line of fire of a number of ETA members who were machine-gunning the National Police barracks. The terrorists fired at a guard in the barracks who escaped unharmed, but hit José García in the head. He was rushed to hospital where he underwent surgery, but died the following morning as a result of his injuries.

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