HOME ABOUT CAMPAIGNS CRISIS CENTER ACTIVIST CENTER MEDIA CENTER HUNTING ACCIDENTS C.A.S.H. NEWSLETTER

Hunting Accident File > Safe Hunting?

Area teen accidentally shot while hunting woodchucks

August 29, 2011

By Michael Novinson, RecordOnline.com

SLATE HILL — An accidental shooting Thursday resulted in criminal charges for one teen and bullet wounds for another.

State police said that four 15- and 16-year-old boys were hunting woodchucks at about 3 p.m. near a pond.

One of the four boys accidentally discharged a round from his .17-caliber Mossberg rifle, which struck the water on the pond, ricocheted up and wounded the victim in his chest and left arm. The victim was taken to Orange Regional Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill and released.

The shooter was charged with reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor, and released to his parents. The teens were old enough to legally carry rifles, said Capt. Joseph Tripodo.

Return to Hunting Accident Index


Fair Use Notice: This document may contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owners. We believe that this not-for-profit, educational use on the Web constitutes a fair use of the copyrighted material (as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law). If you wish to use this copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

 
 

Home  |  About  |  Campaigns  |  Crisis Center  |  Activists  |  Media  |  Hunting Accidents  |  Newsletter

C.A.S.H.
P.O. Box 13815, Las Cruces, NM 88013
Phone: 575-640-7372
E-mail: CASH@AbolishSportHunting.com 
Joe Miele - President

 

C.A.S.H. is a committee of Wildlife Watch, Inc.
a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit Corporation.
Contributions are tax-deductible.

All content copyright C.A.S.H. unless otherwise noted.

We welcome your comments
   

Thank you for visiting all-creatures.org

Sponsored & Maintained by The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation