POSTED: 8:24 am EST December 27, 2005
UPDATED: 8:53 am EST December 27, 2005
A Triad man is recovering after he was accidentally shot during a
hunting trip, according to authorities.
Robert Echerd, of Trinity, was hunting near Lexington with his
uncle, Richard Echerd.
Investigators said the uncle fired after he thought he heard a
deer, but shot Robert Echerd instead.
The victim was being treated Monday at Wake Forest University
Baptist Medical Center.
Davidson County Sheriff David Grice said the men violated at least
one of the fundamental rules of hunting -- they weren't wearing blaze
"Everything you ever learned by your daddy about hunting, you
should remember," he said. "Know your target before you pull the
trigger. Know what you're looking at, and if you don't know, don't
There was no word Monday on charges.
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