The Associated Press
12/3/2004, 12:58 p.m. ET
MILL HALL, Pa. (AP) — An Amish teen was accidentally shot to death
by another teen handling a hunting rifle, authorities said.
Samuel B. Allgyer, 15, of Mill Hall, and two other male teens,
13 and 15, returned from hunting and each was handling the gun
in a farmhouse Thursday afternoon, authorities said. The 15-year-old
fired the rifle thinking it had no ammunition in it, said state
police Trooper Nicholas A. Loffredo. But it did have a live round,
which struck the victim in the chest.
Police ruled the shooting accidental. Neither of the other two
teens was injured.
A few other teens were in the house, in Porter Township, Clinton
County, at the time of the shooting. One rode a horse to get help
while others offered first aid, witnesses said.
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