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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