Two-Gun Bob: “Suffering from a pistol wound”

In the course of researching his book on the boxing world of Robert E. Howard, Brian Leno keeps tumbling to interesting tidbits — such as the news item above.

Brian notes, “As far as I know, this is a first — printed at a time when Howard was still alive after shooting himself, and his body was fighting to keep him alive.”

Yeah, there are a number of obits, but this one is what they now call “breaking news.”

Brian found it in the Coleman County Chronicle — Texas, of course — for Thursday, June 11, 1936.

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