.32 caliber Iver-Johnson revolver
President Mckinley shot by, Leon Czolgosz
President Mckinley shot,.
Mr. Czolgosz had a handkerchief over the right hand to hide the .32 caliber Iver-Johnson revolver.Everyone around him just thought he had an injury, and so did Mr. McKinley, as Mr. McKinley went to shake Mr. Czolgosz's left hand, Mr Czolgosz brought up his right arm right to Mr. McKinley's chest and shot two fires. surprisingly only one went in his body and tore through his abdomen and tore up the stomach kidneys and pancreas, the other must have bounced of the sternum and then got tucked into his clothing or bounced of the button. After the shots were fired, Mr. Czolgosz was jumped by guards people in line but Mr. McKinley whispered "don't let them, hurt him" or "go easy on him boys"
And then Mr. McKinley was rushed to the hospital, the hospital wasn't prepared for such a surgery..didn't have the right doctors in town at the time, the only well trained doctor was gynecologist Dr. Mathew Mann. the surgery began at 5:20, the doctor couldn't find the remains of the bullet, and knowing he was loosing a massive a amount of blood, sew up what they could. the surgery ended a little before 7:00 p.m.
For several days Mr. McKinley seemed to be getting better. but little did people realize that without the drainage, an infection had built up inside the president. By September 13, it was obvious Mr. McKinley was dying. at 2:15 a.m. on September 14 , 1901 Mr. McKinley died of gangrene.
That afternoon vice president Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as president. Mr, Czolgosz was found guilty and sentenced to death.