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Boy is Hurt by a Slingshot

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The Fort Dodge Messenger: April 21, 1905

Boy is Hurt by a Slingshot

Result of a Dispute Between Youngsters.

Reckless Younster (sic) Shoots Another in The Head Causing Painful Wound.

A telephone message from 1436 Fifth avenue north this afternoon announced that a boy named Burdick had shot a six-year-old youngster in the head with a sling shot. The message asked that the police take some action in the case.

The youngster, who was hit, while not seriously injured by the shot, was painfully hurt. The missile cut the scalp badly and the bleeding was profuse. The smaller boy was riding home from school in a wagon when an altercation arose and the other youngster shot at him with the sling shot, hitting him as described.

The police have not as yet taken any action in the matter, but it is sure that they will do something to suppress such outbreaks on the part of reckless urchins and it is probable that they will put a stop to the use of the slingshot inside the city limits altogether.

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