Bio: Lastofka, Louis (Accidental Shooting - 1965)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Lastofka

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 4/16/2015

Originally published in the Medford Star News, 8 April 1965

Louis Lastofka, 62, town of Browning farmer, is a patient at Memorial hospital being treated for an abdominal gunshot wound which was inflicted accidentally shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday.

A German Mauser rifle, which Laskafka had place behind the bathroom door after shooting crows, fell and discharged as he went into the bathroom, hitting him in the left abdomen and coming out the left side of his body.

Mrs. Lastafka went to the neighbors to telephone the Taylor County Sheriff’s department and an ambulance was taken out to bring him to the hospital.

Sheriff Marlen Curran investigated the incident.



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