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Trade Mart Case

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In the Dealey plaza, on Friday, November 22, 1963, Kennedy had been shot in the head by a sniper, named Lee Harvey Oswald, while he had been traveling with his wife for unknown reasons, all the while he was with the Texas Governor Jacqueline, John Connally, and Connelly's wife, Nellie, in a presidential motorcade. A ten-month investigation from November 1963 to September 1964 by the Warren Commission concluded that Oswald acted alone in shooting Kennedy for unknown reasons, while Jack Ruby also acted alone in what would be believed was a pursuit of vengeance when he killed Oswald before he could stand trial. The Dallas Trade Mart had been preliminary selected for the formal usually midday meal appointment that secretary Kenneth O'Donnell. It was selected that the final destination of the Trade Mart would be the end of the motorcade journey, leaving from Dallas' Love Field; 45 minutes had been allotted for the motorcade to reach the Dallas Trade Mart at a planned arrival time of 12:15 p.m. The actual route was chosen to be a meandering 10-mile (16-km) route from Love Field to the Trade Mart, which could be driven slowly in the allotted time.

Winston G. Lawson, a member of the White House secret
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However, as it turned on Elm, the motorcade passed the Texas School Book Depository. Shots were fired just as President Kennedy's vehicle down Elm Street. Manny of the witnesses recalled hearing three shots close together. Few of the bystanders recognized the first gunshot, believing it to be a firecracker, or the exhaust backfire of one of the vehicles as they drove by, just after the President started waving. There was hardly any real reaction to the first shot from a majority of the people in the crowd or those riding in the motorcade; only until the second and third shots were fired did they realize it was a
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