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Teen injured by accidental gunshot while hunting coyotes in western NY

December 25, 2011

From TheRepublic.com

SHELDON, N.Y. — A 16-year-old Wyoming County boy has been shot while hunting with friends.

The Wyoming County Sheriff's office says the boy was hunting coyotes with two friends in Sheldon, 25 miles southeast of Buffalo, shortly after noon on Friday. The victim was in a tree when he was hit in his side from about five to 10 feet away when a friend's rifle accidentally discharged.

The boy was taken by Mercy Flight helicopter to Erie County Medical Center where he underwent emergency surgery. No names or other details were released.

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