WRITINGS | CORONER REPORT ON CONSTABLE SCANLON

Coroner's Report -- Const. Scanlon

"I have also examined the body of Michael Scanlon, and found external wounds, apparently caused by the penetration of bullets. One on the right hip, one on the top edge of the sternum, one on the right shoulder, and one on the right side. On opening the chest I found a bullet resting against the inner surface of the sternum, or bone of the chest; before lodging in that position the bullet had entered the body on the right side, crushing through the eighth rib, and passing obliquely through the right lung, carrying with it pieces of fractured bone, making a large wound through both lobes of the lung. Death must have rapidly followed such a wound from internal hemorrhage. This closed the inquiry. "


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