Mr. SPECTER. What was your impression then as to the source of the
GOVERNOR CONNALLY. From back over my right shoulder which, again, was
where immediately when I heard the first shot I identified the sound
as coming back over my right shoulder.
Mr. SPECTER. At an elevation?
GOVERNOR CONNALLY. At an elevation. I would have guessed at an elevation.
SENATOR COOPER. I wanted to ask you if you were very conscious of the
fact. you were conscious of a shot behind you, you were not aware of
any shot from the embankment or overpass. the answer is what?
GOVERNOR CONNALLY. I am not aware of any shots from the overpass, Senator.
Senator, I might repeat my testimony with emphasis to this extent, that
I have all my life been familiar with the sound of a rifle shot, and
the sound I heard I thought was a rifle shot, at the time I heard it
I didn't think it was a firecracker or blowout or anything else. I thought
it was a rifle shot. I have hunted enough to think that my perception
with respect to directions is very very good and this shot I heard came
from back over my right shoulder, which was in the direction of the
School Book depository, no question about it. i heard no other. the
first and third shots came from there. I heard no other sounds that
would indicate to or anything else on the overpass. [4H144]