TN: 11-year-old hunter shoots 21-year old hunter
21-Year-Old Flown To Vanderbilt After Hunting Incident
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Maury County man was shot at the Tennessee Wildlife
Resources Agency's controlled dove hunt, and the shooter was an 11-year-old
The victim, 21-year-old Alex Berlin of Columbia, was shot in the face and
chest by 8-10 pellets according to sources on the scene.
The weapon was a 20-gauge shotgun. Officials said the weapon was smaller
and less powerful than a 12-gauge shotgun.
The victim was alert and talking on the scene Tuesday evening, but he
could lose his right eye because of the incident. Berlin was in stable
condition at Vanderbilt University Hospital Tuesday night.
Some expressed the controlled hunt was too crowd.
"We've had fields as high as 150 before, so actually today is a slow day
for us. I've been in Maury County on the fields for almost 12 years, and
this is the first accident we've had," said TWRA officer Tommy Edwards.
The TWRA and Maury County Sheriff's Department were conducting a joint
investigation. The boy was on the hunt legally, and he was accompanied by
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