John Connally
OCCUPATION :
Governor of Texas
LOCATION :
Presidential Limousine
SOURCE OF SHOTS :
Book Depository
NUMBER OF SHOTS :
3
WARREN COMMISSION: April 21, 1964.
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Mr. SPECTER. What was your impression then as to the source of the shot.
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. [4H134]

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]