Game Commission Files Charges Against California Teen in Hunting Accident
The Associated Press December 16, 2003
A California teenager has been charged by the state Game
Commission in connection with a hunting accident that seriously injured at
The 16-year-old boy was taking a rifle off his shoulder in
Hanover Township, Beaver County, on Dec. 9 when the gun went off, according
to the game commission.
A bullet from the rifle struck William Vujasin who was
standing about 10 feet away and passed through his body, game officials
said. He was in serious condition at the Allegheny General Hospital on
Tuesday, hospital officials said.
The boy, who was not identified, was charged with injuring
another person while hunting and also hunting without a nonresident license.
The charges, both misdemeanors, were filed through the
Beaver County juvenile division.
The commission said Monday it would not file charges
against two hunters accused of firing at a man last month.
A landowner said he had been shot by two men hunting for
turkey on his property.
The hunters were not on the man's property and there was
no evidence that he was shot as he had claimed, said Doug Carney, a wild
life conservation officer with the commission.
Police in Hopewell Township, where the alleged shooting
occurred, said they will investigate the homeowner who attacked one of the
men on the ground.