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David Strang Campbell, aged 2d years, son of Mr A.. B. Campbell, of Gala street, Invercargill, was killed on Saturday afternoon through the discharge of 'a pea rifle. He had been chatting with three other members of the family, and after leaving them, .went into a room adjoining the kitchen to clean the rifle, which had been last used for rabbit shooting. Soon after a report was heard, and the Poor young fellow, who had either forgotten or was unaware that the rifle was loaded, was found lying dead with the weapon beside him. It had been pulled out from the corner beside a high basket, and it is supposed that the trigger caught m some obstruction as the rifle was drawn out. The bullet lodged in the head. At the inquest, held on Sunday afternoon a verdict of accidental death was returned. The deceased , highly esteemed by his associates ■ and widespread sympathies felt for Mr and Mrs Campbell and family-

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ACCIDENTALLY KILLED., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 14, 20 July 1907

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ACCIDENTALLY KILLED. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 14, 20 July 1907

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