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Bullet Claims an Innocent Victim

September 22, 2009 |  4:00 am

Sept. 22, 1919, Vigilantes

Sept. 22, 1919: "The Vigilantes" is playing at the Victory Theater, 838 S. Broadway.

Sept. 22, 1919, Shooting

Sept. 22, 1909: Nicolas Rodriguez is killed when a bullet ricochets several times and strikes him as he rides his bicycle near 3rd Street and Traction Avenue.

"It was just one of those ordinary sordid tragedies that every now and then find their way into the police records. The same dismal combination of motives and elements marked its formation: The woman whose youth and beauty are fading, the drink-crazed lover, the bottle of liquor and the loaded gun.