Trinity Student dies in shooting

Published: 20 October 1913

Edward Wright, 23, and a student at Trinity College, has died from a bullet wound to the thorax.

When he was first discovered, at his room, No. 2 Trinity College, Mr Wright was still able to speak, and told a Mr Walker, who had arrived on the scene after hearing a shot, that he had been cleaning his revolver. Near the revolver was discovered a bottle of Rangoon oil, a rag and a ramrod piece of metal.

Mr Wright was taken from the college to hospital where he died from his injuries a few hours later. The police believe that the death was accidental and that Mr Wright had indeed shot himself accidentally while cleaning his firearm. Mr Wright is the son of Sir Almroth Wright of 6, Park Crescent, London.

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