But Solanas was still obsessed with getting her play produced, to the point that she grew violent. She visited Margo Feiden, a New York-based producer, in June of 1968 to convince her to make Up Your Ass, but Feiden refused. Solanas then showed Feiden a recently purchased gun and declared her intention to shoot Warhol. “Yes, you will produce the play, because I'll shoot Andy Warhol and that will make me famous and the play famous, and then you'll produce it,” Solanas allegedly said, before leaving Feiden’s office.
Feiden contacted authorities, but they did nothing. The next day, on June 4, Solanas arrived at The Factory and shot at Warhol three times, missing the first two times but hitting him on the third. She also shot art critic Mario Amaya in the hip and tried to shoot Warhol’s manager, Fred Hughes, but the gun jammed. She exited The Factory, and later that day turned herself into authorities. Warhol survived the attempted murder after a five-hour surgery.