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Albuquerque Morning Journal
Albuquerque Morning Journal
Contributed by Loren H

Description: Raton Woman Shot

Date: September 25 1910

Source: my granary

Mrs Coronel,wife of J Coronel, assistant treasurer for the St Louis Rock Mountain Pacific railroad was shot in the shoulder and badly wounded Friday evening by an unknown man who disappeared in the darkness after the shooting and has not yet been located although an extensive search has been made for him. A bulldog which was with Mrs Coronel at the time of the shooting was instantly killed by a second shot which was evidently also meant for the woman. The killingo f the bulldog is a strong indiction that the man was bent on murder and would have killed Mrs Coronel had his bullets taken the direction intended
The shooting happened about 9. Early in the evening Mrs Coronel noticed a strange man skulking about the Coronel residence,near the high school building. Becoming alarmed she telephoned to Mr Coronel who came home. They both secured revolvers and went on an investigating trip. They were startled when the man sought after jumped out from the shadow of a building and opened fire on Mrs Coronel. The first bullet took effect in her shoulder and the second hit the bulldog killing him instantly. Mr Coronel returned the fire from an automatic revolver and one shot hit the highwayman but evidently did not seriously injure him. Shortly afterward a man with an injured arm was seen in a downtown saloon buying a drink. He left the place imediately after taking his liquor, however, and could not be located when the officers got on his trail.
The identity of the man is unknown and neither Mr and Mrs Coronel know of any reason why he should wish to harm them.

Submitted: 08/11/06

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