A sad accident happened in town of Garden, 12 miles from Fertile, last Sunday. Arnold Sparby, an eleven year old boy, was shot and instantly killed by Albert Singerd, aged 16 years. The two boys went to the home of a neighbor to visit and found none at home. They entered the house and going up stairs they found a gun which they fooled around with until young Sigerd accidentally pulled the trigger and killed his companion instantly. Moral: Never play with a gun. It may be loaded.
Warren (MN) Sheaf, 5/2/1907
YOUTH SHOOTS HIS COMPANION UNKNOWINGLY
Albert Singerd, Aged 16, Kills Arnold Sparby, Aged 11, Sunday Afternoon.
BLEW HIS HEAD OFF THE TRUNK
Both Lived Near Crookston and Coroner Chesterman Is Now Investigating.
Crookston, Minn., April 29.—Arnold Sparby, aged 11 years, was shot and instantly killed Sunday afternoon by Albert Singerd, aged 16 years. The boys were in the loft of a barn in Garden township, when they found an old gun. Singerd pointed the gun at Sparby's head, pulling the trigger, not knowing that the gun was loaded. The charge almost tore the unfortunate boy's head from his body. After the shooting, Singerd ran down stairs, shouting "I shot him." He was not seen again until this morning, having hid out of doors all night. Coroner Chesterman will go to Garden this evening to investigate the affair.
Grand Forks Evening Times, 4/29/1907