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MS: Boy, 12, injured in hunting accident on Thanksgiving

November 26, 2009

Boy, 12, injured in hunting accident on Thanksgiving

A 12-year-old boy was treated and released from the hospital after being hit in the leg with a stray shotgun pellet while hunting on Thanksgiving.

Keshawn Younger, 6180 Nailor Road, was hunting with family members, including his father, in a wooded area off Grange Hill Road about 8 a.m. when the accident happened, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said this morning.

Keshawn was downrange when a member of the hunting party took a shot at a deer and a pellet hit Keshawn.

When Warren County deputies arrived, Keshawn's father, Eric Younger, 38, and others were bringing the child from the wooded area to the road on an all-terrain vehicle.

Peace said the child was taken to River Region Medical Center by ambulance. Leigh White, a spokesman for the hospital, said this morning Keshawn had been treated and released.

Officals beleive the shootting was accidental aand did not release the name of the person who shot the gun, with Pace saying he wanted to complete the investigation first.

Deputies were working with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, and a report will be turned over to the district attorney, Pace said.

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