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Ronald Reagan Shooter John Hinckley Jr. to Play Sold Out Concert in Brooklyn

Ronald Reagan Shooter John Hinckley Jr. to Play Sold Out Concert in Brooklyn

On May 30th of 1981, John Hinckley Jr. fired six shots at then-President Ronald Reagan. The bullets struck Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy, police officer Thomas Delahanty, and press secretary James Brady. Reagan wasn’t directly hit, but a bullet ricocheted off a car and struck him in the chest.

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After serving nearly 35 years in prison, Hinckley Jr. was released from prison/psychiatric care in September of 2016. The would-be assassin passed the time in prison by writing and playing songs. He posts videos of his original songs and covers on YouTube where he has 26,000 subscribers. And on July 8th, he will be playing a concert in Brooklyn, NY to a sold-out crowd.

The concert will take place at the Market Hotel and were offered at $20 each. The website now shows that the concert has been sold out.

The Market Hotel faced controversy for its decision to host the shooter. The venue responded to a tweet calling for them to cancel the event:

“The man served 40 years in prison / mental health treatment, paid his debt to society. Several darlings of indie music had mental health issues + committed violence / tried to kill people. Daniel Johnston for instance attempted murder more than once and tried to crash an airplane.”

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