The crime that shook a nation

Ellen J. Green recounts the story behind the first ever recorded mass shooting in American history.

6 September 1949, East Camden, New Jersey. Twenty-eight-year-old Howard Barton Unruh shot thirteen people dead on his block on River Road in less than thirteen minutes.

The first crime of its kind that changed everything in a blink of an eye.

Read more of this shocking true story in her piece for the Courier Post.

Murder in the Neighborhood

Ellen J. Green

Published: 28 April 2022

The shocking true story of the first recorded mass shooting in America has never been told, until now.

Murder In the Neighborhood Ellen J. Green