Shooting in Oakland

The Gazette
January 6, 1897

Late Monday afternoon a shooting affray took place at Oakland between Mr. R. A. Gibson and Mr. J. Davis Everett, in which the later received two wounds from the former’s pistol. Everett was hit in the mouth, the ball entering the lower lip and coming out through the neck in the region of the ear. The second shot struck him in the arm.

The difficulty grew out of an old feud between the parties. Our informant states that both men had been in Oakland all Monday afternoon, but did not meet until late in the evening, when Everett approached Gibson and renewed the trouble. Simultaneously both men reached for their pistols. Gibson pulled his gun first and fired two shots, with the result above stated. We learn that Everett’s wounds are painful, thought not necessarily fatal.

 

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