IL: 14-year-old boy killed in hunting accident.
November 24, 2010
Boy fatally shot while hunting in Ogle County
OGLE COUNTY - A 14-year-old boy from Bartlett was killed Wednesday
morning in an apparent hunting accident.
Ogle County Sheriff Greg Beitel said his department received a call for
assistance at 10:29 a.m. regarding a hunting accident on Townline Road,
about 2.5 miles east of Forreston.
Police learned that three males - an 18-year-old and two 14-year-olds,
all from Bartlett - were hunting squirrels. Police said the victim was shot
in the back when a shotgun was accidentally discharged. The boy was
transported to Freeport Memorial Hospital, where he died. Police have yet to
release his name.
An autopsy has been scheduled by the Stephenson County coroner Friday
morning. The Sheriff's Department is investigating the shooting, and all
investigative reports will be reviewed by the Ogle County state's attorney's
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