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

Sunday, October 7, 2012

17-year old Utah boy injured by uncle while hunting

A 17-year old boy was hunting deer with his father and uncle near Logan, Utah.  The uncle unintentionally discharged his muzzle loader, and the boy was injured by debris and shrapnel.

No charges.

From an article:

The boy had been hunting for deer with muzzle loaders in the Boulder Mountain area of Logan Canyon with his father and uncle, according to the Cache County Sheriff's Office. 
While driving in the canyon, the group spotted several deer. The 17-year-old and his uncle jumped out of the truck and put primers on their guns, police said. 
As the deer ran off down a ravine, the teen walked about 10 feet ahead of his uncle. 
The uncle had cocked his gun but decided not to shoot, police said. The gun then accidentally fired, and the bullet hit the ground in front of the teen, police said. 
Bullet fragments and rocks hit the 17-year-old's right foot, calf, thigh and hand, police said. The teen was taken to Logan Regional Hospital. His injuries were not life-threatening. 
The Cache County Sheriff's Office has deemed the shooting accidental. No criminal charges will be pursued.

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