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NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 29, 1980
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(Studio) Shooting of Urban League president Vernon Jordan in Fort Wayne, IN, reported; details given. FBI noted entering case due to possibility that Jordan was shot for racial reasons; local police said suggesting domestic motive in shooting.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Fort Wayne, IN) Events leading up to shooting which occurred after Jordan was taken to his motel by Urban League board member Martha Coleman outlined; films, photos shown. Jordan's condition reported; chief surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Towles quoted. [TOWLES - describes wound.] Reasons for police believing shooting was professional job outlined. [Mayor Winfield MOSES - comments.] Arrival of Jordan's mother and wife as well as Edward Kennedy noted, shown.
REPORTER: Jim Cummins (WKJG-TV newstape)

(Studio) Reaction to shooting by President Carter quoted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John

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