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[VIDEO] Nov. 24, 1963 | The Shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald

Nov. 24, 1963 - Lee Harvey Oswald, accused assassin of President Kennedy, was shot this morning as he was being escorted through the basement of Dallas Police Headquarters toward an armored car that was to take him from the city jail to the nearby county jail. At 11:21 a.m. local time, Jack Ruby, a local nightclub operator, approached Oswald from the side of the crowd and shot him once in the abdomen at close range. As the shot rang out, a police detective recognized Ruby and exclaimed: “Jack, you son of a bitch!” The crowd that had gathered outside the headquarters applauded when they heart that Oswald had been shot. An unconscious Oswald was then taken by ambulance to Parkland Memorial Hospital, the same hospital where President Kennedy was pronounced dead two days ago.


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