President Ronald Reagan shot 40 years ago today
It was 40 years ago Tuesday that an assassination attempt was made on then-President Ronald Reagan.
The shooting happened outside the Washington Hilton Hotel after the president delivered a speech.
As Reagan was walking to his limousine, John Hinckley Jr. fired his rifle.
One of the bullets ricocheted off the limo, hit Reagan, punctured a lung and caused internal bleeding.
Hinckley was released in 2016 with many conditions and currently lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.
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