Shooting Believed To Be Accidental
POSTED: 4:07 pm EST February 21, 2006
UPDATED: 7:00 am EST February 22, 2006
MANCHESTER, Ind. -- A man died at Dearborn County Hospital after a
hunting accident Tuesday afternoon.
The shooting occurred just after 3 p.m. at the Quail Ridge
Conservation officers said that a father and son were hunting birds
when Mike Watkins was hit by shotgun pellets.
Watkins, 36, died a short time later.
Officials said it appeared that Watkins' 72-year-old father, James
Watkins, fired the deadly shot.
"You know, (hunting accidents) are not really that common. There's
more injuries on a soccer field or a basketball court, but when it
comes to hunting, there's a firearm involved," Conservation officer
Lt. Anthony Stoll said.
The incident is still under investigation, but officials said that
it appears to have been an accident.
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