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‘Rawhide Down': Former Secret Service Agent Revisits Reagan Shooting Scene
At 2:27 p.m. on March 30, 1981, John Hinckley, Jr. opened fire from behind a ropeline at the Washington Hilton Hotel. It took him less than two seconds to wound President Ronald Reagan, Press Secretary James Brady, Secret Service Officer Tim McCarthy and Washington, D.C., police officer Thomas Delahanty.