Shooting in Holmesville

The Gazette
November 14, 1894

Friday evening Palmer Holmes and Allie Terral, two young men aged nineteen and twenty, became involved in a flight at Holmesville in ward ten of this parish, and the latter, Terral, was seriously shot by Holmes. They were neighbor boys, who had always been friendly, but some mischievous gossip had caused them to engage in a row with the above result. Terral was shot with a pistol and is wounded in the left breast and in the arm. The wound in the breast is a short space above the heart and is of such a character as to create apprehensions as to his recovery. The ball has lodged in his back near the shoulder blade. The wound in the arm is not dangerous in character. Young Holmes is now in jail. Both these young men are members of two estimable families of our parish, and the shooting is deeply deplored by all good citizens and especially by the friends of the two troubled families.

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