WA: Kennewick teen accidentally shot while hunting
Kennewick teen accidentally shot while hunting
December 31, 2010
WALLULA, Wash. (AP) -- A Kennewick teen has been accidentally shot with a
12-guage shotgun while duck hunting near Wallula Junction in Walla Walla
County Fire Chief Mike Wickstrom told The Tri-City Herald the duck hunter
has been flown by helicopter to a hospital in Richland with a severe flesh
wound to his upper right arm. He says the teen -- reported to be 15 -- was
hit by a shotgun blast from a foot away.
He was hunting with two friends. All three boys are from Kennewick and
licensed to hunt.
Wickstrom says the gun accidentally fired. His friends called 911 and one
boy's aunt, who is a nurse. With the aunt's guidance, the friends controlled
the bleeding until help arrived.
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