The following story appeared on the front page of the April 10, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News:
“Was Shot in the Neck.
Joseph McWinn of 64th and Bishop streets was taken from his home to the county hospital this morning. Saturday night he was shot in the saloon at 39th street and Wentworth avenue. The bullet entered his neck and ranged downward. His condition is serious. After the shooting McWinn’s mother called at the saloon and identified the man who fired the shot. She asked an officer to arrest the man but he refused to act without a warrant. The warrant was obtained but the man had escaped.”