June 5, 1968: Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated

Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles shortly after giving a campaign speech.
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Senator Robert F Kennedy who won the California primary last night at just. Completed making his victory speech and the ballroom of the ambassador hotel in Los Angeles. He then started to move out. Two. Should return to his suite when he was shot. Let's pick it up now we'll review it with the closing portion of the senator's victory statement. Like. I thank I thank all of you make it possible that he all of the effort that you made and all the people whose names I haven't mentioned. But who made all did all the work at the precinct level who got out the vote. We get all of the effort and brought fought all of the F that's required I was campaign manager eight years ago. I know what a difference that kind of an effort and that kind of commitment mate. So I thank all of you look at yeah. Harry and the audience just sent me a message that we've been here too long already. My thanks to all of you. Gone to Chicago and let them. That is the last. Public statement by the senator. Native to you learn the news of his victory. California coming after his defeat and are done by the poppy the source of badly needed victory. Senator at campaign extensively very vigorously. He changed his campaign tactics agreed to a debate. Crawford was held last Saturday night and San Francisco. It goes out of sight it begins to make his way down off that platform. And into the it's intended for the kitchen. Where unbeknownst to anybody at this time in the senate is there. And to break up a series at the start and be able to hear that first shot. Very few people have any understanding what it meant. Curtis. Was the first thought the crowd continues to move away. The doors of the ball. This was at 12:15. Pacific time. 315. On the East Coast. The first week. Somebody has realized what is it. That's not the other sons. We're. Okay. Okay. A world government. Just in time to get up the look at this point. Our cameras are focused here the ball room. Was on the floor. The kitchen. Salem already had been seized. Pistols at that wrested from him. Not of course before all eight Rollins and fire. Terrifying worded spread through the ballroom people knew. Something terrible would happen. There was still great. Confusion. Associate director bill Weisel was known version surgery was also. Wounded in the abdomen. He's all right. Several other persons injured. But not seriously. That was the scene ambassador hotel in Los Angeles. That. 1215. Or so. Los Angeles time 315. Here in the East Coast of the country. As. Is unknown assailant. This man who has still not been publicly identified that even if his identity is known to the authorities. It was waiting there in the in the kitchen for the senator to make his way out. Somebody asked to investigate. Whether he had any information that that is the way the senator would. Exactly the ball roll. Let's have another look at. This man who. According to the Los Angeles Police is John go he's been charged her. But his true identity is not yet known.

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