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Second hunting-related shooting in a week

By Bob Gibbins, Press Staff Writer

Wednesday, October 26, 2005 9:44 AM CDT

WELLING - A Cherokee County man was taken to a Tulsa hospital Sunday after a second hunting-related accidental shooting in the county.

Freddie Chadwell, 37, knocked his firearm off a tree stand, and the gun discharged when it hit the ground. The round hit Chadwell in the left foot and his right leg. Witnesses said X-rays show the bullet lodged in his right knee.

Chadwell was initially treated at Tahlequah City Hospital and then taken to Hillcrest Medical Center.

In another incident, Investigator Becky Thompson was preparing a report Monday to submit to the district attorney's office concerning a shooting that killed Coty Evans, 14. Evans was shot in the shoulder with a 20-gauge shotgun being held by a 16-year-old boy.

Thompson said a group of four juveniles - three boys and a girl - were squirrel hunting in the Shady Grove area Friday afternoon when the shooting occurred. She said the 16-year-old was knocking weeds out of the way with the butt of the gun prior to its discharge.

The Department of Human Services has also conducted an investigation, and their report will be given to prosecutors with Thompson's for a determination of whether any charges should be filed against the 16-year-old.

Thompson said Friday investigators saw nothing to indicate any foul play was involved.

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