09/02/07 - From staff reports
A 10-year-old boy is being treated at an Atlanta hospital today
after undergoing surgery Saturday evening for injuries received in a
hunting incident in Polk County, authorities said.
According to Polk County authorities and Georgia Department of
Natural Resources personnel:
The boy, who was not identified due to his age, was airlifted
from The Country Store on U.S. 278 about 4 p.m. Saturday to
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Eggleston following the
His exact condition was unavailable, but it was likely critical,
said Jennifer Barnes with the DNR.
The boy had been dove hunting with his twin brother, father and
uncle when he was shot in the left side of the stomach, Barnes said.
The circumstances of the shooting remain under investigation,
The party was hunting near Akes Station Road, according to
volunteer firemen at the scene. Saturday marked the opening of dove
hunting season for the year.
Fair Use Notice: This document may contain copyrighted material
whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owners. We believe
that this not-for-profit, educational use on the Web constitutes
a fair use of the copyrighted material (as provided for in section
107 of the US Copyright Law). If you wish to use this copyrighted
material for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must
obtain permission from the copyright owner.