CLINTON — A Low Moor boy is dead today after a shooting incident in
Seven-year-old Blake was hunting
rabbits in a field behind his home with an older sibling when Blake was shot in the eye with a
pellet gun, Clinton County sheriff’s deputies report.
Blake, the son of Jim and Julie was taken to Genesis Medical Center–DeWitt and then
transferred to Genesis East in Davenport. He later was taken to the
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. He was
pronounced dead there Thursday.
Clinton County authorities were notified of the death by the
Johnson County medical examiner.
Blake was a student at Camanche Elementary School. Counselors
from the Area Education Agency are available in all classrooms to
help the students cope and will continue to work with the students
“It was a very sad day in all three schools,” said school
district official Gwen Hickey, indicating that Blake’s older
siblings attended Camanche Middle School and High School.
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