SUNDAY November 24, 1963 Oswald has been shot

On Sunday the coffin was carried on a horse-drawn caisson to the U.S. Capitol to lie in state. Throughout the day and night, hundreds of thousands lined up to view the guarded casket. Sunday, November 24, after driving into town and sending a money order to one of his employees Dallas casino owner Jack Ruby walked to the nearby police headquarters and made his way to the basement. At 11:21 am CST — while authorities were escorting Oswald through the police basement to a private car that was to take him to the nearby county jail — Ruby stepped out from a crowd of reporters and fired his .38 revolver into Oswald's abdomen, fatally wounding him. The shooting was broadcast live nationally, and millions of television viewers witnessed it. There is some evidence that Ruby's actions were on a whim, as he left his favorite dog, Sheba, in the car before shooting Oswald. I was working the Sunday morning shift with Warner Wolf. We were watching WRC-TV 4 when Wolf exclaimed to the WQMR/WGAY-FM listening audience that "Oswald has been shot"... I moved the RCA BK1 microphone on a boom to the speaker of the TV and we picked up the audio...

Oswald was rushed unconscious to Parkland Memorial Hospital—the same hospital where doctors tried to save President Kennedy's life two days earlier. Oswald died at 1:07 p.m. An autopsy was performed by the Dallas County Medical Examiner at 2:45 p.m. the same day. The stated cause of death in the autopsy report was "hemorrhage secondary to gunshot wound of the chest."

A network television camera, there to cover the transfer, was broadcasting live, and millions witnessed the shooting on television as it happened. The event was also captured in several well-known photographs.

BIOGRAPHY LINK to Wikipedia: Lee Harvey Oswald

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