Dad accidentally shoots, kills son while hunting
Last update: April 20, 2008 - 12:15 AM
A 9-year-old boy was shot and killed by his father late Saturday
afternoon in a Sibley County hunting accident 3 miles northwest of
Belle Plaine. The boy and his father were turkey hunting near County
Road 6 in Faxon Township, about 3 miles from Hwy. 25, said Sibley
County Sheriff Bruce Ponath. The father called for help from his
cell phone, and the Belle Plaine fire department and ambulance
service responded along with the Sibley County sheriff's office,
Ponath said. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.
Ponath declined to release the names of the boy or his father or
give further details about the accident Saturday night but said the
two were the only members of the hunting party.
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