On the sunny afternoon of November 22, 1963, President Kennedy learned that his decision to visit Dallas was a detrimental mistake. President Kennedy was shot in the motorcade that afternoon, and to this day, there is still uncertainty as to who actually shot him. His death has been one of the most controversial mysteries in all of history. Fortunately, a dress manufacturer by the name of Abraham Zapruder, whose business was in the Dal-Tex building located in Dealey Plaza, happened to record the assassination.
Although Zapruder originally intended to bring his Bell & Howell Director Series Model 414 Zoomatic Camera to work that day, he left the camera at home because of the dreary weather that...
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...t caused it. Despite the uncertainty, the belief concluded by most is that a third bullet was fired that day that missed President Kennedy (Goggins).
Additional evidence of a third shot can be found in an interview with eyewitness Emmett Hudson who was standing on the steps of the grassy knoll leading down to the roadside with two other men while watching the procession. Seen in Orville Nix’s film wearing a tan-colored hat, Hudson said after the assassination, “I happened to be looking right at him when that bullet hit him…the second shot … it looked like it hit somewhere along about a little bit behind the ear.” Hudson dove for cover upon hearing the second shot and watching the President get shot. While on the ground, Hudson said that he heard a third shot. He said of one of the shots, “You could tell the shot was coming from above and kind of behind” (Morley).
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