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GA - Boy, 10, recovering after being shot while hunting

09/02/07 - From staff reports

A 10-year-old boy is being treated at an Atlanta hospital today after undergoing surgery Saturday evening for injuries received in a hunting incident in Polk County, authorities said.

According to Polk County authorities and Georgia Department of Natural Resources personnel:

The boy, who was not identified due to his age, was airlifted from The Country Store on U.S. 278 about 4 p.m. Saturday to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Eggleston following the incident.

His exact condition was unavailable, but it was likely critical, said Jennifer Barnes with the DNR.

The boy had been dove hunting with his twin brother, father and uncle when he was shot in the left side of the stomach, Barnes said.

The circumstances of the shooting remain under investigation, Barnes said.

The party was hunting near Akes Station Road, according to volunteer firemen at the scene. Saturday marked the opening of dove hunting season for the year.

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