How Many Times Was JFK Shot?

During the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22nd, 1963, two bullets were found to have struck the President. The Warren Commission, a special presidential task force responsible for an official investigation, carefully examined eyewitness accounts, video and autopsy reports to attempt to explain the event.

The first bullet entered President Kennedy’s upper back and exited his throat; the same bullet is assumed to be the one that wounded another passenger in the car, Governor John Connally. A second shot then struck President Kennedy in the head. There were at least three bullets fired, and some committees have suggested that there were four. As of 2014, evidence is still unclear as to whether there was a second shooter responsible for one or more of the bullets fired.