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Should Punishment For 'Negligent Shooting' Be Harsher?

October 21, 2011

From StateJournal.com

When two teens were shot in an apparent hunting accident, the family wanted to know why not more was done to the teen responsible.

TORNADO — On August 8, Keith Holsopple was hunting squirrels with two teenage friends. It would end with he and another friend being peppered with shotgun pellets in their arms.
“It was like claws digging into my arm and being pulled out slowly,” said Holsopple. “Blood was squirting everywhere.”

10 pellets are still under Holsopple’s skin and full mobility could take as long as a year to return.

The teen who fired the shotgun has not been charged with any crime.

According to Dwight Holsopple, Keith’s father, he was banned from getting a hunting permit for a number of years.

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