December 8, 1911 — J. Thos. Miller, of Elkton, who was called to Luray on Tuesday by the illness of his mother says that one of his sons shot another recently while the two were out hunting.
The young men, Irvin and John Miller, were separated and the latter blazed away at a rabbit. The sun was in his eyes and he did not see Irvin coming over a hill about 45 yards away.
Sixteen of the shots took effect in Irvin’s body from the shoulders to the waist. Some of the shot went in an inch and a half. Fortunately none struck a vital spot.
The doctor said it was one of the most fortunate escapes from death he ever knew.
~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier
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