James Worrell
OCCUPATION :
11th Grade Student
LOCATION :
Elm & Houston
SOURCE OF SHOTS :
Book Depository
NUMBER OF SHOTS :
4
DALLAS POLICE AFFIDAVIT: November 23, 1963.
24H231  
I look around to see where the noise came from. I looked up and saw the barrel of a rifle sticking out of a window over my head about 5 or 6 stories up. While I was looking at the gun it was fired again.
FBI REPORT: November 23, 1963.
CD5  
He heard a shot from above his head and at first thought it was a firecracker, but when he looked up, he saw about 12 inches of a gun barrel sticking out of a window of the building. He said, this window was either on the fifth or sixth floor. He saw the gun fire once again and looked at President Kennedy in time to see him slump forward on the seat of this car. He was unable to see who was firing the gun.
      Worrell advised he became frightened and started to run. Just as he started to run, he heard the gun fire two more times. He noted that some people said the gun fired three times, but he felt there were four shots.
WARREN COMMISSION: March 10, 1964.
2H193  
Well, when I heard the first shot it was too loud to be a firecracker, I knew that, because there was quite a big boom, and I don't know, just out of nowhere, I looked up like that, just straight up. [Worrell said he saw a rifle in a window when he looked up.]