FL: Teen tries to shoot squirrel, shoots himself
March 2, 2010
Teen tries to shoot squirrel, shoots himself
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS - A 17-year-old boy accidentally shot himself while
doing some late-night hunting early Tuesday, according to a Walton County
Sheriff's Office press release.
The boy told deputies he was hunting squirrels in his yard on Eagle Way
with a .22 caliber gun, the release said. While trying to shoot a squir-rel,
the bullet he fired ricocheted off a metal chair and hit him in the right
He called his father, who came from Fort Walton Beach and drove him to
Twin Cities Hospital in Niceville, the release said. The boy's wound was not
life threatening, and he appeared in "good spirits" at the emergency room.
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