It was 30 years ago today that President Ronald Reagan, in office just over two months, was shot outside the Washington Hilton by John Hinckley Jr. President Reagan and three others were shot and wounded, Reagan suffered a punctured lung, but prompt medical attention allowed him to recover quickly. Reagan was the first serving United States president to survive being shot in an assassination attempt. Hinckley was found not
guilty by reason of insanity and remains confined to a psychiatric facility.
Presidential limousine by Secret Service agents after being shot.
after being shot during the assassination attempt on President Reagan. In
the background secret service agents and police wrestle Hinckley to the
University Hospital four days after being shot.