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

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

17-year old Pennsylvania girl shot by man for spotlighting for deer

Cortney Snyder, age 17
A 17-year old girl, Cortney Snyder, was using a spotlight from her vehicle to hunt deer, while with her parents, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

That's when a man, Jeremy James Pritts, who was fed up with hunters and poachers, shot at her with a shotgun, injuring her.

From an article:
Police have charged a man with aggravated assault for allegedly shooting a teenage girl who was using a spotlight to look for deer near his southwestern Pennsylvania home. 
State police say Jeremy James Pritts shot a 17-year-old girl Sunday night after she used a spotlight from the back of a pickup on an outing with her parents. 
Investigators say pellets from the shotgun struck Cortney Snyder in the arms, face, chest and abdomen. Her parents called an ambulance from their nearby home. 
Police say Pritts admitted firing at the light, saying he was frustrated with spotters and poachers in the area. He was released on bail Tuesday following his arraignment. Court records don't list an attorney for him. 
Snyder is recovering following surgery.
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