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Gov. Wallace Shot #222947

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 15, 1972
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(Studio) Shooting comes after Wallace addresses general friendly crowd.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Silver Spring, MD) Governor Wallace is at Holy Cross Hospital in serious but stable condition. He has internal bleeding with some indication of paralysis. 5 surgeons work on Governor One of President personal doctors, Dr. William Lukash stands by. Governor undergoes exploratory surgery due to possible spinal involvement.
REPORTER: David Dick

(Laurel, MD) Governor arrives for outdoor rally, speaks from behind bullet-proof podium. [WALLACE - says he representatives.avenuecitizen more than any other candidate.] Wallace removes coat, steps into crowd to shake hands. 5 shots sound, Governor Wallace falls. Mrs. Wallace hovers over husband. Security men wrestle with assailant. Campaign workers ask crowd to get back. A Secret Service agent injured, Governor moved to a station wagon. Gov's. State Trooper David Golden climbs on top of wagon with Secret Service agent, looking for way to get through crowd. Captain E.C. Dothard, Alabama State Trooper, plainclothesman, wounded. [Mrs. George MANGUM - says someone yelled "Governor Wallace, come shake my hand," and he did. Mrs. Mangum took bucket for contributions close to Governor Thought shots were firecrackers. She them saw Governor fall, bleeding. Captain Dothard and lady also hit.] [Press secretary, Billy Joe CAMP - rode to hospital with Governor He was conscious and in pain. Hospital says his condition is critical but stable, with wounds in chest, abdomen near spinal column. Says Governor tried to reassure his wife he was okay in ambulance.] Police report suspect is white, male, 25 to 30 years old, uninjured. Also wounded were: Nick Zarvos, Secret Service agent, shot in throat and in serious condition; Alabama Police Captain E.C. Dothard, not serious; and local woman, Gloria Thompson.

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Dick, David
Duration:
00:06:30

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