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The Houston Herald
The Houston Herald
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Description: Shooting Scrape at Eunice Wednesday.

Date: August 19 1920

Newspaper published in: Houston, MO

Word has come to town Wednesday that a shooting scrape came off at Eunice that forenoon which may result fatally to John GASTON. The way the word is brought to us is that Dave LEWIS rode out of the brush on to the two GASTONS near Eunice and had his revolver hid in a handkerchief. He began shooting at the GASTONS, two shots were fired at John GASTON, one striking him in the side. LEWIS then began shooting at Bill GASTON, who dodged under the horses and was not wounded, although one shot cut his overalls and shirt. LEWIS then turned his attention to John GASTON again and shot twice more at his head while he was on the ground, but neither shot took effect. There has been trouble between the LEWIS and GASTON boys for some time past. LEWIS came to town Wednesday and surrendered to the authorities, and as usual there may be a different account brought out later when investigated. Prosecuting Attorney HALE and Bill GASTON went to the scene of the shooting Wednesday afternoon.

John GASTON is considered seriously wounded and was taken through to Springfield Wednesday evening for treatment.


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