Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Child fatally shoots mother after she encourages gun owner to let the child see his gun

From The Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) and Chicago Daily Tribune
Published January 9, 1931

A 6-year-old wanting to see a gun is denied by the gun’s owner. The child’s mother persuades the gun owner to let him anyway, saying “there’s no harm in it,” shortly before the child fatally shoots the mother.


From The Akron Beacon Journal (Jan. 9, 1931)


From the Chicago Daily Tribune (Jan. 9, 1931)

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