NY: Boy shot in Orange Co. hunting accident
Boy shot in Orange Co. hunting accident
Saturday, December 11, 2010
ORANGE COUNTY (WABC) -- A boy, age 9, is in the hospital Saturday night
after he was accidentally shot while helping to hunt deer in Orange County.
It happened Saturday afternoon near the Berea Elementary School in
Authorities say David Calabrese, 9, was helping to drive out deer with
his step-father, uncle and two other men when he took off his bright orange
hat because he was hot.
Police say that is when one of the men, Douglas Cisco, 47, mistook David
for a deer and shot him in the stomach.
"It was an accident. I was a few yards away and accidents happen. The man
who did it is highly upset. He's been hunting all his life," said the
victim's uncle, James Ronk.
Although wounded, the boy was able to walk 300 yards out of the woods.
He was airlifted to Westchester Medical Center for treatment and is
expected to recover.
Cisco, of Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania, is charged with reckless
endangerment in the first degree which is a class D felony.
Mr. Cisco was arraigned by Town of Montgomery Judge Gorss and was
remanded to jail on $25,000 bail and $75,000 bond.
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