Auto Gunmen Fell Racetrack Figure

Charleston, WV Daily Mail – August 27, 1944

Camden NJ, August 26 (AP) — Five automatic shotgun blasts from a speeding automobile felled Robert Francis Curran, 44, of Silver Spring MD, a race horse trainer at Garden State Park, as he left the Walt Whitman Hotel in downtown Camden Saturday. Thirteen pellets hit Curran, but physicians at a hospital said he was not seriously wounded. Detective Clifford Carr said neither Curran nor his friends could explain the attempt on his life. The automobile sped away and no description of it or its occupants was obtained.


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