Nearly seven months before Oswald assassinated Kennedy, he attempted to murder another person, Edwin Walker, a former U.S. Army major general. Oswald, a self-described Marxist, objected to Walker's militantly anti-Communist views. On April 10, 1963, Oswald fired at Walker, who was sitting in his dining room. The bullet was deflected by the window frame and broke into pieces, injuring Walker.
Oswald wasn't suspected of the shooting, however, until after he murdered Kennedy.