Ray Antrobus accidentally shoots girl
GIRL SHOT WHEN RAG CATCHES ON GUN TRIGGER Spectators all Declare that the Shooting Was Accidental and That the Two Were Good Friends. IRL'S INJURIES MAY BE SERIOUS Attending Surgeon Says That Chief Danger is From Infection in Tracl of Bullet. To Elsie Duncan aged 16, of 105 1111 nols avenue, was shot In the abdo men, ace'dentally,) yesterday morning about 9 o'clock by Ray Antrobus of Jerseyvllle who was a roomer at the Duncan home. According to the story told by Antrobus and- confirmed by everyone present at the time, It was clearly an accident. A defective revolver, wrapped in ragtf was the cause of the girl being wounded. She wanted a rag to do some dusting and she asked Antrobus to give her the rag around the revolver. He said he was unwrapping the revolver and the rag caught on the trigger of the revolver discharging it. The bullet entered »«v U .« 6 . U6 ,„. ^ „—. *,„„,.~- the right side of the girl's abdomen, She was taken to the hospital and Antrobus taken into custody. The mother of the -wounded girl said that It was an accident. A sister of the girl, Mrs. Nick Raises, said that it must have been an accident as she knew the revolver was defective. Dr. Mather Pfelffenberger said that the girl was sh^f, through the liver. She may recover, but though she appeared to be very strong and no bad symptoms had yet developed :t. will be necessary to wait a few days. Wheh he was taken to the police station, Antrobus was completely broken down by grief over the sh'jot- j ing. He declared that it was all an accident and In this he was supported by members of the girls family. Mrs. Nick Raises said that the revolver had bee non the bar at her husband's saloon and that It was known to be a dangerous weapon because ot Its defective trigger.