Sunday, February 12, 2006
A 7-year-old Stafford County boy was shot in the head in a hunting
accident and was listed in critical condition last night, authorities
The boy and his father were part of a group preparing to go goose
hunting yesterday about 7:30 a.m. when the shooting occurred, Stafford
Sheriff Charles Jett said.
A person in the hunting party was loading a 12-gauge shotgun in the
rear of a sport utility vehicle when the firearm discharged and
projectiles struck the boy, who was outside the vehicle, Jett said.
Members of the group rushed the boy to a nearby rescue squad. He
was transported to Mary Washington Hospital, where he remained in
"very critical" condition last night, Jett said.
The sheriff said the shooting appears to have been an accident. The
incident occurred on the Mountain View-area property where the child
lives. - Kiran Krishnamurthy
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