Bub Roling shoots boy

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Bub Roling shoots boy - Billy Snodgrass Fatally Wounded In Gun Accident...
Billy Snodgrass Fatally Wounded In Gun Accident Billy Curtis Snodgrass, 17-year- old senior in the lower division of the Jefferson City Junior College, was killed late Sunday afternoon when he was accidentally shot in the head by a companion while target practicing. The tragedy occurred at the city dump on Algoa road, formerly the , Old St. Louis road. . Deputy Sheriff 'Louis Backers said Harold Holing, 21, Schott road, shot Snodgrass when the latter rose from a kneeling position jjust as Roling fired a 22 caliber ! rifle. Had Been Shooting Rats Snodgrass, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett D. Snodgras, of 1412 East Miller street, had been target practicing with Roling and A. J. Eveler, 20, of 630 Clark avenue, and Herbert Bryant, 16, of 1300 East State street. The lour had been shooting at rats and various objects in and near the city dump when the accident occurred at 5:30 p. m. The bullet entered the back of Snodgrass' head, behind the left ear. Roling and the two other youths picked up Snodgrass, put him in Roling's automobile and speeded back toward Jefferson City, in the 1500 block of East McCarty street the speeding car was hailed by Traffic Officer , Eugene Orr, who, when apprised i of what had happened, provided ; a motorcycle escort to St. Mary's hospital. There, Snodgrass, in an uncon- Gunshot Victim Billy Curtis Snodarrass scious condition, lingered on until 7:15 o'clock that night, when he died. Tragedy Ruled Accidental Rackers said Coroner J. T. Leslie told him no inquest would be held, ruling it a clear case of accidental death. Roling and the others were riot held. Snodgrass, who was 17 last March, in 1946 was elected student "King" at Simonsen Junior High School. This summer he had worked as a clerk at the P. C. Mayen grocery store, 912 East High street. His father is a conductor for

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  1. The Daily Capital News,
  2. 14 Sep 1948, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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