• Short Summary

    IN AN ASTONISHING ATTACK, LEE HARVEY OSWALD - ACCUSED OF KILLING PRESIDENT KENNEDY - WAS FATALLY SHOT IN THE STOMACH AT DALLAS POLICE HEADQUARTERS IN TEXAS YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).

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    IN AN ASTONISHING ATTACK, LEE HARVEY OSWALD - ACCUSED OF KILLING PRESIDENT KENNEDY - WAS FATALLY SHOT IN THE STOMACH AT DALLAS POLICE HEADQUARTERS IN TEXAS YESTERDAY (SUNDAY). OSWALD, 24, WAS SHOT AS HE CAME OUT OF A BASEMENT ROOM UNDER HEAVY POLICE ESCORT, TO BE TRANSFERRED IN AN ARMOURED CAR TO THE COUNTY JAIL.

    HE WAS TAKEN UNCONSCIOUS TO PARKLAND HOSPITAL, TO A ROOM NEXT DOOR TO THE ONE WHERE THE PRESIDENT HAD DIED TWO DAYS EARLIER. TWO HOURS AFTER THE SHOOTING, OSWALD WAS DEAD. LOCAL POLICE SAID THE CASE OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S ASSASSINATION "WAS NOW CLOSED," BUT THE F.B.I. IS CONTINUING INVESTIGATIONS.

    THE DRAMATIC SHOOTING, AT POINT-BLANK RANGE, WAS SEEN LIVE BY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES. TELEVISION CAMERAS WERE IN THE DALLAS POLICE STATION AS OSWALD WAS BEING TRANSFERRED, HANDCUFFED, TO THE COUNTY JAIL. THE INCIDENT HAPPENED AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME AS THE PRESIDENT'S BODY WAS ON ITS WAY TO LIE IN STATE IN THE CAPITOL IN WASHINGTON.

    THE MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SHOOTING WAS IDENTIFIED AS 50-YEAR-OLD STRIPTEASE CLUB OWNER, JACK RUBY. A POLICE SPOKESMAN SAID LATER RUBY TOLD THEM HE SHOT OSWALD BECAUSE OF A DEEP SENSE OF FEELING FOR MRS. JACQUELINE KENNEDY, THE PRESIDENT'S WIDOW. HE ADDED HE WANTED TO SPARE HER THE ORDEAL OF THE TRIAL OF THE ACCUSED KILLER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3Z7L0R47H1A8O85Y8CRJLW2AT
    Media URN:
    VLVA3Z7L0R47H1A8O85Y8CRJLW2AT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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