Witness describes shooting of Robert F. Kennedy
FIRED AT POINT-BLANK RANGE' Witness Describes Shooting, Says, 'He Didn't Have Chance' BY DICK MAIN Timet Staff Writer ? "The ' gunman -started firing at point-blank range and Sen. Kennedy didn't have -a chance." Times " photographer - reporter . Boris ' Yaro,.. who Ayas standing only three feet away from the shooting in the kitchen corridor at the Ambassador, lought back tears as he gave this ' graphic description of the shooting: "I was getting ready to shoot a picture and I thought the shots we're firecrackers going off. "Kennedy backed up against' the kitchen freezers as the gunman fired at him at point-blank range. "He cringed and threw his hands up over his face. " I think five .shots were fired. Moved Close to Kennedy "The gunman was" a short, dark-complexioned man. Ke moved closer Uoward the senator, holding a short-; barrel revolver. . "Three or four people grabbed him hut by then' it was too. late. , "I .turned' around arid saw Sen. Kennedy lying on the floor. Blood seemed to be pouring out of a wound jn his head or ear. . "It T seemed as though he - was trying to say something but. you couldn't hear him." , "The gunman was pinned against the freezer arid the gun was knocked from his hand. , "People were shouting, 'He's.been shot! He's been. shot!' "Others screamed: Get a doctor. Bobby has been shot!"' "The shooting took place less than a . minute after Sen. Kennedy stepped off the stage at the Embassy Room. He walked behind the stage through a foyer and into a hotel kitchen corridor, - "He stopped to shake the hand of a bus boy or a waiter who was wearing a white coat. " Then he moved to shake someone else's hand when the shots rang out."' i Karl Eucker, assistant maitre d' at the hotel, helped disarm the gunman: He also witnessed the shooting.: ' - "I heard six shots," he said. "They sounded like Chinese firecrackers. Please Turn to Page 23, Col. 6 FEATURE INDEX BOOK REVIEW. Page 9, Part 4. BRIDGE. Page 11, Part 4. CLASSIFIED. Pages 1-20, Part 5. COMICS. Page 7, Part 2. CROSSWORD. Page 20, Part 5. EDITORIALS, COLUMNS. Pages 4, 5, Part 2.- ENTERTAINMENT, SOCIET1'. Pages , 1-21, Part 4. FINANCIAL. Pages 9-15, Part 3. METROPOLITAN NEWS. Part 2. MOTION PICTURES, Pages 15-19, Part 4. SPORTS. Pages 1-8, Part 3. TV-RADIO. Pages 20, 21, Part 4. VITALS, WEATHER. Page 8, Part 2, ". Southland . elections on Page .9, Part 2.