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Hunting accident kills 10 year old boy

Sunday, December 04, 2005

By ALICIA GUIDE

aguide@repub.com

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 used.

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 statement said.

A LifeStar medical helicopter transported the boy to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, where he was pronounced dead, the statement said.

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