Déjà Vu: Dallas Shooting Brings Back Feelings from JFK Assassination

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DALLAS -- Feels like déjà vu Dallas in the headlines again, for all the wrong reasons.

It was the John F. Kennedy assassination that catapulted Dallas and Dealey Plaza into the spotlight in the early sixties.

Today, those memories are revisited by tourists on a daily basis.

But it's the memories of a different kind, just down the street from Dealey Plaza that will go down in the history books as one of the deadliest mass shooting of police in the United States.

"It’s kind of somber. Both events were very tragic. You know President Kennedy, both have shaped the nation; both have caused discussion in the nation,” said David Poiner.

"People are kind of just walking around like they don't really understand what happened here in the last couple of days. Kind of makes you really understand that this really did happen and how serious it is," said another tourist, Scott Chambers.

"It just seems as though everyone is kind of down," observed Sandra Camden. "We're all shocked about what happened.”

These days, sadness lingers over much of Dallas but now, much like then, recovery is on the way.