Onalaska Girl Accidentally Shot Saturday

Edna Miller, 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Miller of Onalaska, was brought to the St. Helens hospital in Chehalis Saturday with 34 pellets in her face and chest fired from a shotgun in the hands of Medford Reed, 17-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reed of Onalaska. The injured girl was standing on the corner talking to a married sister, when young Reed fired at a chipmunk, just as the girls turned and wlaked away, and she walked right in front of the lad before he saw her. The Reeds and Millers are neighbors. The girl is not seriously hurt.

Source: The Chehalis Bee-Nugget, 16 October 1931, Front page. Microfilm available at Washington State Library, 6880 Capitol Boulevard South, Tumwater, WA. 98512

Transcribed by Kathryn Lester