Robert F. Kennedy assassination survivor calls for new investigation into second shooter

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RFK Assassination Survivor Calls for New Investigation Into Second Shooter

A survivor of the Robert F. Kennedy assassination was calling Thursday for a new investigation into the 1968 shooting, based on what he called evidence of a second gunman.

Family friend and adviser Paul Schrade was standing next to Kennedy when the senator was fatally shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles and was also wounded in the shooting.

The 91-year-old Schrade told a parole board last week that convicted gunman Sirhan Sirhan wounded him and four others that night but not Kennedy.

According to Schrade, a second gunman inside the hotel's kitchen pantry was responsible for the four bullets that hit Kennedy.

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This Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Sirhan Sirhan. For nearly 50 years, Sirhan has been consistent: He says he doesn't remember fatally shooting Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in a crowded kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. The Jerusalem native, now 71, has given no inkling that he will change his story at his 15th parole hearing set for Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in San Diego. He is serving a life sentence that was commuted from death when the California Supreme Court briefly outlawed capital punishment in 1972. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)
These composite photos provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation show Sirhan Sirhan from left, in Oct. 29, 2009, Sept. 20, 2012, and Nov. 22, 2013. For nearly 50 years, Sirhan has been consistent: He says he doesn't remember fatally shooting Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in a crowded kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. The Jerusalem native, now 71, has given no inkling that he will change his story at his 15th parole hearing set for Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in San Diego. He is serving a life sentence that was commuted from death when the California Supreme Court briefly outlawed capital punishment in 1972. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)
Sirhan Sirhan, now 66, convicted of assassinating Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, is seen during a Board of Parole Suitability Hearing Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at the Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga, Calif. A panel of two California parole board commissioners denied parole to Sirhan. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Sirhan Sirhan, now 66, convicted of assassinating Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, sitting center rear, speaks during a Board of Parole Suitability Hearing Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at the Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga, Calif. A panel of two California parole board commissioners denied parole to Sirhan. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
FILE - In this March 2, 2011 file photo, Sirhan Sirhan, 66, speaks during a Board of Parole Suitability Hearing at the Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga, Calif. Sirhan Sirhan, serving a life sentence for the 1968 assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was transferred Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, to the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in southern San Diego County, prison officials confirmed. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
Sirhan Sirhan describes why he should be allowed parole to a parole board hearing at Corcoran State Prison on Wednesday, June 18, 1997 in Corcoran, Calif. The convicted killer of Senator Robert F. Kennedy was denied parole for the tenth time. (AP Photo/Eric Paul Zamora)
Sirhan Sirhan, left, listens as Steve Baker, right, one of three counselors at his parole hearing, reads the decision to not parole Sirhan Sirhan on Wednesday, June 18, 1997 in Corcoran, Calif. Sirhan was convicted of the 1968 assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, but at the parole hearing said that he now believes he is innocent of the crime. (AP Photo/Eric Paul Zamora)
FILE--Sirhan Sirhan is seen in this undated file photo. It was 29 years ago, on June 5, 1968 that Sirhan shot Senator Robert F. Kennedy to death minutes after Kennedy claimed victory in the California presidential primary. In a prison ritual that marks history but rarely changes it, the parole hearing of Sirhan Sirhan, like one which preceded it for fellow prisoner Charles Manson, reminds America of its violent past. Sirhan will have his tenth parole hearing Wednesday June 18, 1997. (AP Photo/File)
Sirhan Sirhan glances toward the courtroom as he arrives for the opening session of his murder trial in Los Angeles, Ca., Jan. 7, 1969. Sirhan is the convicted assassin of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. (AP Photo)
Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, center, listens to his attorney Russell Parsons as they leave his court appearance in Los Angeles, Aug. 2, 1968, at which Sirhan pleaded "not guilty" to a charge he murdered Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Sirhan's trial was set for early Nov. (AP Photo/Pool)
Three Los Angeles County deputy sheriffs stand by as Sirhan Bishara Sirhan talks with his attorney, Russel E. Parsons, when leaving court in Los Angeles, Ca., on Aug. 2, 1968. Sirhan Sirhan, accused of assassinating Sen. Robert Kennedy, pleaded innocent to the murder charge. (AP Photo)
FILE - This June 1968 file photo shows Sirhan Sirhan, right, accused assassin of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy with his attorney Russell E. Parsons in Los Angeles. For nearly 50 years, Sirhan Sirhan has been consistent: He says he doesn't remember fatally shooting Sen. Kennedy in a crowded kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. The Jerusalem native, now 71, has given no inkling that he will change his version of events at his 15th parole hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in San Diego. He is serving a life sentence that was commuted from death when the California Supreme Court briefly outlawed capital punishment in 1972. (AP Photo/File)
Sirhan Bishara Sirhan is shown as he leaves the courtroom in Los Angeles, Ca., on July 19, 1968. His attorney asked for, and was granted, a two week continuance for entering a plea to a charge that Sirhan assassinated Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. (AP Photo)
An officer presents the handgun, a .22 caliber Iver Johnson Cadet revolver, June 6, 1968, with which Senator Robert Kennedy was shot yesterday in the Ambassador hotel in Los Angeles, CA, USA and died today, by Jerusalem born US American citizen Sirhan Bishara Sirhan. (AP Photo)
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The results of an analysis by the FBI of the only known audio of the shooting, known as the Pruszynski recording, were determined to be inconclusive.

However, Schrade contends that forensic audio experts have confirmed that the recording clearly indicates that 13 shots were fired from two guns.

Schrade also claimed to have uncovered documents that show serious misconduct by the LAPD and the District Attorney during the initial investigation in 1968.

Schrade was calling on L.A. County DA Jackie Lacey and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck to open a new investigation.

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