MAYODAN, N.C. -- NC Wildlife says a 14-year-old boy accidentally
shot himself Thursday morning while hunting. He is in critical, but
The boy was hunting on family land just
before dawn in the area of Odell and Ayersville roads.
officer said he was in the process of tying rope around the gun
before climbing up into a tree stand. The firearm discharged and
shot him in the upper leg while he was still standing beside the
After inspecting the area, NC Wildlife said the ladder
for the tree stand the boy was going to use was not in good
condition. They said the boy tried to tie the loaded gun - with the
safety off - near the trigger.
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