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NC: Hunter, 17, Accidentally Shoots Self in Davidson County

Hunter, 17, Accidentally Shoots Self in Davidson County

January 1, 2011

DENTON, N.C. (WGHP) A hunter accidentally shot himself while out in the woods in Davidson County on Friday.

Davidson County EMS heard reports of the accidental shooting at the wildlife access area on Stokes Road near Lick Creek Church Road in Denton around 1:45 p.m. Terry Eugene Johnson, 17, was hunting with his father-in-law when he stumbled and his .22 rifle was mistakenly fired. Johnson was shot through his thigh area, according to wildlife officers.

The two were approximately 2 miles into the woods, said Sheriff David Grice. The Eagle Springs Volunteer Fire Department went into the woods with an ATV to retrieve Johnson and his father-in-law. Johnson was found and taken to the Carolinas Medical Center in Concord.

Johnson's injury is considered non-life threatening.

This was the only hunting accident reported in Davidson County in 2010.

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