NBC Evening News for Monday, May 15, 1972
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(Studio) Alabama Governor George Wallace, shot and wounded while campaigning in Laurel, MD. His secretary says he is in critical condition at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD. Doctors say Wallace was shot in chest and abdomen with spinal-cord involvement. He was conscious when be arrived at hospital. 4 doctors are with him. Police have taken suspect into custody: white male with short blonde hair, 20 to 30 years old. Alabama State Trooper, Wallace bodyguard, Captain E.C. Dothard, also wounded. Secret Service agent shot in neck.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Laurel, MD) Governor Wallace was shot after he finished a campaign speech at shopping center 15 mile from DC, removed coat, and began shaking hands. Police capture suspect. Governor placed in ambulance and taken to hospital.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin; Fred Montague (cameraman)
(DC) [NBC news cameraman, Fred MONTAGUE - says bodyguards seemed to try to dissuade him from going into crowd, but he went anyway. Camera cut off while cameraman tried to reach a better spot, when shots rang out. Gunman was very close to Wallace.]
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin