NE: Boy shoots himself while trapping
November 10, 2009
Nebraska teen accidentally shoots himself while trapping
MASKELL, Neb. -- Authorities say a teenager accidentally shot himself
Monday while trapping near Maskell.
The Dixon County Sheriff's Office said in a statement released today that
at 5:56 p.m. Monday deputies responded to a 911 call in reference to an
18-year-old male who had accidentally shot himself.
A investigation revealed that Nicholas Stolpe, of Obert, Neb., was
trapping by a creek when the incident occurred. As he was throwing a beaver
into the back of a vehicle, his .22 caliber pistol accidentally discharged,
striking him in the lower abdomen. Stolpe was taken by helicopter to Mercy
Medical Center -- Sioux City. A hospital spokeswoman said today that Stolpe
was hospitalized, but that his condition was not available.
The sheriff's office said Stolpe was in stable condition.
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