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11-Year-Old Welch Boy Killed In Apparent Hunting Accident

March 5, 2012

By Dee Duren, NewsOn6.com

WELCH, Oklahoma - An 11-year-old Welch boy was shot and killed while hunting with a 12-year-old friend Sunday afternoon in a rural area north of Welch.
 
The Craig County Sheriff's Office says the friend fell on his gun, causing it to discharge.  The bullet hit James Foster in the head.  Foster was pronounced dead at the scene.
 
The small town of Welch is coping with a tragic loss.
 
"In a close knit community like Welch, an incident like this affects everyone," said Welch Superintendent Clark McKeon.
 
"There was no one else there at the time," said Craig County Sheriff Jimmie Sooter. "They were out hunting and he fell some way and that's when the gun went off and shot the 11-year-old in the head."

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