CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 31, 1973
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(Studio) Senator Armed Services Committee chairperson John Stennis in very serious condition. 71 year old. Senator robbed and shot outside Washington, DC home.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Police have no hard leads in Stennis shooting case. Acting FBI chief L. Patrick Gray on scene to investigate. Last night Stennis robbed and then shot by 2 youths. Stennis wounded in leg and chest. [Walter Reed Hospital spokesperson Frank GARLAND - says Stennis doing well under circumstances.] [NIXON - says shooting unfortunate thing.] Stennis shot with cheap handgun. Stennis recently voted against banning sale of so called "Saturday night specials."
REPORTER: Barry Serafin
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