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MD: Hunter shoots 4-year-old from over 700 yards

December 15, 2013

From FrederickNewsPost.com

Michael Allen and his son were just two of the hunters in a cornfield next to the Fountaindale South subdivision that Saturday morning of Nov. 25 in Middletown. It was the first day of deer hunting season.
 
At about 9 a.m., Allen sighted on a buck with his high-powered 30.30 Marlin rifle and fired.
 
It was a hit and the deer went down. But rather than blooming out and stopping, the bullet continued some 700 yards, hit and penetrated the aluminum-sided wall of an Opal Court home, then went through the arm draped over the head of a sleeping 4-year-old, Christopher Cowden, just above the elbow.
 
The injury required two stitches at the entry point and six at the exit, but could have been much, much worse, impacting as it did inches from his head. 

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