Sunday, December 04, 2005
By ALICIA GUIDE
HAMPDEN - A 10-year-old boy died yesterday after he was shot in
what appears to be a hunting accident, police said.
The boy's name was not being released last night pending
notification of his entire family, said Officer William Joy of the
Hampden Police Department.
The boy was not a resident of Hampden, Joy said.
Hampden police were releasing few details about the shooting
pending a joint investigation by their department, the Massachusetts
Environmental Police and Massachusetts State Police.
The incident occurred deep in the woods behind Kibbe's sawmill at
229 Somers Road. The Hampden Police Department received a cell phone
call at 9:29 a.m. informing them a child had been shot in the woods
behind the sawmill and he was being brought out of the woods by his
father, according to a statement released by Hampden Police Chief
Scott B. Trombly.
Joy would not say who shot the boy, whether the boy accidentally
shot himself or was wounded by another person, or what type of gun was
Joy also declined to comment on how many times the boy was shot, or
what the boy and his father were doing in the woods.
Hampden police officers responded to the sawmill, met the father
and child, and rendered first aid to the boy at the scene, Trombly's
A LifeStar medical helicopter transported the boy to Baystate
Medical Center in Springfield, where he was pronounced dead, the
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