By BRENDA J. DONEGAN
For The Marion Star
7 Sep 2004
LARUE -- A Prospect teen is in the intensive care unit at
a Columbus hospital after he was accidentally shot in the face in a hunting
accident near LaRue Sunday.
Joshua Ware, 16, Prospect, was listed in serious condition
at Grant Hospital at 7 a.m. today. He was shot by another teenager he was
hunting with, but the sheriff's office would not release the name of the
Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey said Ware was shot in the
face just below the eye with a .22 rifle shortly before noon Sunday in the
2500 block of Fairview Road southwest of LaRue.
Bailey said several teenagers from Elgin High School had
agreed to hold a squirrel hunt on the property and each had put money in a
pot, with the first one back with a squirrel to get the pot. They were
holding the hunt in several fields in the area.
In addition to Ware, a 15-year-old teen, 16-year-old and
17-year old were among those participating in the field where Ware was
Ware was transported to Marion General Hospital and then
transported to Grant Hospital.
Four officers and one investigator from the Ohio
Department of Natural Resources responded to the accident. They were
assisted in the investigation by the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
Ware, a junior at Elgin High School, is the son of Troy
and Lynda Ware, Prospect.
Brenda Donegan: 740-375-5150 or
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