1902: Remarkable Revolver Accident

A strange accident occurred at the Aldeburgh regatta yesterday.  The beach was lined with visitors. Immediately after an official had discharged a revolver to start a race a lady was seen to drop. It was at first thought she had fainted, but examination showed that she had been shot through the arm, the bullet afterwards penetrating the coat sleeve of a gentleman near at hand. It is surmised that the bullet ricocheted from a stone on the beach.

Nottingham Evening Post, Tuesday 26 August 1902