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Forrest and June McMurray shortly after Forrest accidentally shot his younger sister, Pasadena, 1937
Date Created and/or Issued
December 3, 1937
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Playing with their father's gun, Forrest accidentally fired the weapon, which ricocheted off the ground and struck his sister on the forehead. When he saw the blood he ran from their home and hitchhiked into San Bernardino, where he finally decided to turn around and return home, where he found out his sister was not critically injured and his parents were waiting for him.
Forrest and June sit on the sofa, smiling and laughing. A white bandage is on June's forehead.
Story related to photograph appears with the article, "Fear-Gripped Boy Returns," Los Angeles Times, 04 Dec 1937: 3.
Text from negative sleeve: 10038 June McMurray & Brother -Forest. (Pasa'. Shooting). Forest + June McMurray (Pasadena shooting - Forest thought accidentally shot June + ran away briefly) 12/37 12/16/37
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Wounds & injuries--California--Pasadena
McMurray, June, b. 1926 or 27
McMurray, Forrest G., 1922-1992
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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