SC: Boy, 14, shot in hunting accident
January 26, 2010
Boy, 14, shot in hunting accident
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources investigated during
the weekend after a 14-year-old boy was shot in an apparent hunting accident
on Miller Road.
According to SCDNR 1st Sgt. Kristie Lumley, the shooting happened at
about 3 p.m. Saturday on Miller Road. Lumley said two 14-year-old Greenwood
County boys, whose names were not immediately released because they are
juveniles, were squirrel hunting at the time.
Lumley said that, at some point, the boys were sitting on the ground and
a nearby 12 gauge shotgun began to fall. Both boys reportedly reached for
the gun, with the victim grabbing near the barrel and the other boy grabbing
the gun's stock.
The gun reportedly then fired, with the high brass No. 6 shot striking
the victim in the hand and the stomach. The victim reportedly lost the ring
finger on the hand and sustained severe injuries from the portion of the
shot that hit his stomach.
Lumley said the young victim was rushed to Self Regional Medical Center,
where he underwent surgery. Lumley said that, as of late Saturday night, the
victim was set to be transferred to a hospital in Greenville.
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