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[by telegraph.] Christchurch, To-day. Information has just reached town that Mr John Deans, of lliccarton, has been shot in the shoulder, on his estate. The deed was presumably committed by poachers. >; • Later. The following are full particulars respecting the shooting of Mr Deans. It —■appears that Mr Deans, while walking in ‘-’-the bush on his estate, met a stranger and asked him what he was doing there. The stranger replied, '* What’s that to you ? ” Mr Deans said, “I am Mr Deans,” and proceeded to lift up a coat lying on the ’’ground, with the view of examining it. The same moment the stranger drew a revolver, and without further parley fired at Mr Deans, aiming at his heart, but he ” fortunately missed him. Ho fired again, and the bullet grazed Mr Deans' left " shoulder. Mr Deans then diew a revolver (which for some time ho had been ■ ‘accustomed to carry for the purpose 6f killing stray dogs), and fired. But the stranger, at the first sight of the weapon, bolted, and succeeded in making his escape. The police are now scouring the district. The man is known, and is ,»wanted- on other charges. It would - appear that he has been camping with a mate in the bush for some time past.

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SHOT BY POACHERS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 636, 15 May 1882

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SHOT BY POACHERS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 636, 15 May 1882

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