Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Teen aged boy shot by brother in hunting accident

These boys were Turkey hunting in New York when things went wrong. One brother accidentally shot the other in the face while on the hunt. From the article:
Caleb Fox, of Sherman Street in Penn Yan, was out hunting with his 12-year-old brother David Fox, at approximately 6 a.m. on farm land at 954 City Hill Road in the Town of Torrey when the incident occurred, according to the Yates County Sheriff’s Office.
While they were hunting, David Fox thought he saw a turkey walking through a wooded area and fired. The moving object turned out to be his brother, who was struck in the face and right shoulder by pellets.
This is not the first time accidents like this have occurred during hunting trips. Young children do hunt and usually with parental supervision. There is no mention of whether parents were with the boys. Children need to be trained, like adults, about hunting and making sure of the target before shooting.


  1. The article doesn't state whether they were wearing orange vests. Here in Oregon, they finally mandated that children wear hunter orange while hunting (but not adults), but there was an exception for fowl because the thought is that the birds would see the color.

  2. It is more dangerous to wear orange when turkey hunting because in certain lighting conditions common in hunting situations it can appear RED the color of a turkeys head area and has led to shootings in the past.


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