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Sniper / New Orleans #225595

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 08, 1973
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(Studio) For 2 days downtown New Orleans Howard Johnson's hotel scene of search for sniper or snipers believed hiding on hotel roof. Since ordeal began, 7 killed (3 police officers, 1 hotel employee, 2 guests, and sniper). At least 17 wounded.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(New Orleans, Louisiana) Police attack utility structure on roof, believed to be sniper hiding place. 3 officers wounded slightly by own ricocheting bullets. No sniper found. Incident started with fires in several parts of hotel. Firemen find 3 bodies. Fireman shot at by sniper. Dead include dep. police superintendent. Either there was only 1 sniper or 2nd sniper who escaped through police lines. Either conclusion unlikely. [Eyewitness - says believes only 1 sniper was there.]
REPORTER: Jed Duvall (WWL-TV newsfilm)

Rather, Dan

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