This Day in History: 1941-01-01
Nine-year-old Richard Templin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Templin of Myrtle avenue, Mahwah, was hit in the neck with a .22 calibre bullet as he, his brother, Robert, 10, and two friends were walking in the woods near the McKee sand banks just off Route 202. His mother took him to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern where he was given a 50-50 chance to live. Another youth was reported to have been held by the police for firing his rifle at a rabbit from his front porch not far away. He claimed her could not have hit the Templin boy since he was half a mile away from where that boy was hit. The police have recovered the bullet and were to conduct tests.