Sniper Hits Auto of Atco Farmer

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Camden Courier-Post – February 23, 1928

Gloucester Home Also Fired On by Mysterious Gunman

Reports of three more shootings credited to the phantom sniper bought the mysterious gunman’s score close to the 50-mark today.

Louis Ware, who is known as the “Asparagus King of South Jersey,” at midnight last night discovered a hole the size of a pencil in the rear window of his touring car when he reached the White Horse Pike, Atco, after driving over the Camden bridge from Philadelphia.

He told county detectives and Atco police he had heard no gun report, had found no missile and did not know where, when, or how the shooting occurred.

Isaac Marks, 409 Market street Gloucester, reported to Police Chief Charles J. Van Meter, of that city today that someone had fired through he glass pane in a rear door of his home at 4:00 PM yesterday. Marks had left his 14-year old grandson, Robert R. Dwyer, alone in the house, he told police, and when he returned late in the evening the boy told him of hearing a crash of glass and finding a hole in the pane.

During an investigation Van Meter found a small b.b. shot inside the house.

At noon today the sniper fired a missile through the windshield of a P.RT. bus at Park Avenue and Dill Terrace, Pennsauken.

The missile struck the glass almost directly in front of Frank Hefferson, the operator. Hefferson stopped his bus and jumped out but failed to see who might have fired the shot. A search of the bus failed to produce any missile. The hole in the windshield was large enough to admit the passage of a marble. There were no passengers on the bus when the windshield was broken.


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