Hunter Accidentally Killed by 6-Year-Old Grandson
6.35 p.m. ET (2346 GMT) November 21, 1999
LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man was accidentally
shot and killed by his 6-year-old grandson while the two were hunting
rabbits, authorities said.
Scott Workman, of Big Creek, and his grandson, Tyler
Workman, were hunting on a steep hillside near the family's home Friday when the
boy slipped. A shotgun the boy was carrying fired, hitting his
grandfather, said a sheriff's spokesman.
"It's just a tragic accident,'' Terry Ballard of the state
Division of Natural Resources said Sunday. The agency investigates all
hunting-related accidents, and Ballard said authorities did not expect any
charges to be filed.
After the accident, the youngster ran home and reported
the shooting, Ballard said.