On March 30, 1981, John Hinckley Jr. shot six bullets in an attempt to assassinate President Ronald Reagan. Of six shots fired, Reagan was hit, as well as Press Secretary James Brady, D.C. Police Officer Thomas Delahanty and Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy. In 1982, Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity.
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Presidential Press Secretary James Brady gives a “thumbs up” sign as he leaves his home in Arlington on September 5, 1981 on his way back to George Washington Hospital. This marks the first time Brady was returned home to his wife Sarah, at left, since the attempt on President Reagan’s life. Brady was the most serious injured of the four people shot on March 30, 1981. (UPI Photo/Don Rypka/Files)
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