Shooting Tragedy at Tumut

 6 February 1951 Cootamundra Herald

Percy William Skien, 42 of Batlow, was accidentally shot in the neck while standing in the street at Tumut yesterday.

He   died on the way to Wagga Base Hospital.

Mr. Skien was standing m front of Woodbrldge's butchery, when he suddenly fell.

The bullet severed the jugular vein. 

It is alleged that Lionel Brown, 20, who lives in a cottage near the butchery, picked up his brother's rifle, not knowing it was loaded, sighted it at a tree, and pulled, the trigger. 

The bullet ricocheted off the tree into Mr. Skiens neck.