Arthur Towne Shooting

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Arthur Towne Shooting - 1HOTASLADS Arthu^Towne, 13, is Shot ty Raymond...
1HOTASLADS Arthu^Towne, 13, is Shot ty Raymond Evers, 14, Whtt , Had Found New Gun. * WAS ACCIDENTAL Wounded Boy Rushed to Sh' Mary's Hospital; Believ? He Will Recover. . Arthur Towne, 1H, lion 'n St. Mary's hospital with a bullet wound through his right lung, as the result of being accident.!}* shot (his rnorn/ ing by his playmate. .Raymond Evers, age 14, when the t.uo lads ' were playing with an automatic revolver revolver that the Evers boy had foumli • lthough t:|ie bullet pasaiJrt com- > pletely throtigh the boy's lung and came out through his back, hogpltat j attaches declared late this afternoon that tho boy'*\Vas resting easilv, ol* v though inclined to be sleepy. It was said that unless unforeseen complications complications set in, the boy would tti* cover.. •, According- to .-^formation IcirneH by Earl L. Kennedy, district ittor * f ney, Kvers found a new Harrington and Richardson ,ii2 automatic ra- |\-olver while .flailing nt a nearby lake,, mid without telling anyone of his 'find, brought tlie 'gun to his homo. in tlie south Vp'art of KhincHnder, l~" and liid it in a lent where he played*. - ••• ' AsUeul f (n See finn, , This moi'inihg- , the Towne bov t lielped TOvers hoe., five rows of po- . tatoes,' and then 1:hey went to the" tent .to niftke ailing-shot for Ray- r mond's younger brother. While 1» the tent, young Towno asked to see « the revolver that his friend hnd'j, found. _ - . - <J Tlie 'two boys pulled the clip of ^5 bullets from the : gun, but a.s they i were unacquainted with. the handling V of iutomatl<s the\ did not tint one buyet \vas still in the bu ol, the O un, leady to be (lied safetj of the gun was vvete, was voting nveisj the l)ullet sttilcinff tho Ki ' 'low no boj in the ilght,hien$t about three inches below the shoulder, passing through liis right-lui ing the spinal column and out of the left side of The accident happened!, -at 10:15 a. m., and the boy was im, diately rushed to S't. Mary's hospi whore 1 ho was attended by Dr..I. SchieU. . '.::•, Shooiitiiff Was AccHletiift', -, No charges of any kind will" l_, Hied agjiinst the Evers boj'j as the-,", shooting was declared to be entireljo, accidental. , Both boys live near th&' sputhej-n pa>t of Rhinelander, justt' beyond th& city-limits, and had been V playm.ites for some time 1 The' Evers boj', suffered consider- !t able for shock over' the" affair, and'! was almost hysterical ov^r the shoot- Ju Ing'of his friend,, The'gu'n was turn-?.?ed turn-?.?ed over to Mr. Kennedy. As no om» *,' had reported the loss of the revolver; V its owner Is. unknown. •>

Clipped from The Rhinelander Daily News22 Jul 1927, FriPage 1

The Rhinelander Daily News (Rhinelander, Wisconsin)22 Jul 1927, FriPage 1
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