NC: Father and 8-year old daughter shot in hunting accident
November 13, 2009
N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission investigating Maxton hunting accident
Officials with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission are
investigating a hunting accident that sent a Maxton man and his
eight-year-old daughter to the hospital.
Wildlife officer Isaac Hannah says the incident happened in the woods
behind the Midway Road area in Maxton around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. He says
the father and daugher were hunting in the area, when they were hit with
buckshot. Officials believe another hunter mistook them for a deer. Hannah
said officials believe the father was hit in the upper body and the daughter
was hit in the stomach. He says the Commission has not filed any charges in
The father and daugher, whose names have not been released, were
transported to Duke University Hospital. Hannah said both are currently in
The Robeson County Sheriff's Office is assisting with the investigation.
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