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Elmer KUEHL (1916 - 1935)
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Oct 28, 1935 The Wausau Newspaper
Farm Boy Lying Near Death After Shot in
Scuffle: Believed Gun was fired accidentally as apple was object
Clintonville, Oct 28 (AP): Elmer Kuehl, a
19 year old farm youth, was near death today from a gunshot wound
inflicted during a scuffle over an apple.
At the community hospital, Dr Irving R
Auld planned to give a blood transfusion in an effort to save the
young man's life.
The shooting occurred early yesterday
afternoon while Kuehl, Leland Christianson, 19, and several
smaller boys were preparing to go squirrel hunting.
Sheriff James O Hanson said Kuehl and
Christianson began to scuffle for possession on an apple. He was
informed, Hanson said, that Christianson finally remarked,
"Here, I'll give it to you," and cocked a single barrel
Kuehl apparently brushed against
Christianson and the weapon was accidentally discharged. Hansen
said the charge struck Kuehl in the left thigh shattering the
bone and tearing a gapping wound in the flesh. Kuehl's father and
brother, Arthur, investigated when they heard heard the shot and
found Christianson and Donald Piehl applying a tourniquet on the
wounded youth's leg. They were unable to staunch the flow of
blood and Kuehl was in critical condition by the time he reached
Sheriff Hanson was investigating the
shooting today, but said he believed it was accidental.
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