TX - Teen Shot, Killed In Hunting Accident
Teen Shot, Killed In Hunting Accident
Grandfather Says His Gun Accidentally Discharged
POSTED: 3:36 pm CDT June 12, 2008
UPDATED: 5:47 pm CDT June 12, 2008
LAVACA COUNTY, Texas -- A 14-year-old boy was accidentally shot and
killed in a hunting accident by his grandfather, investigators said.
According to the Lavaca County Sheriff's Office, Taylor Michalec's
grandfather said he was walking behind the teen when the trigger on his
AK-47 assault rifle snagged a branch and discharged, striking the teen
in the back.
The shooting happened Wednesday afternoon near County Road 290, about
five miles west of Moulton, Texas, about 100 miles east of San Antonio.
Both his father and grandfather tried to administer CPR, but when EMS
responders arrived, the teen was pronounced dead. Michalec had just
completed his freshman year at Steele High School, where he was a member
of the football team.
Lavaca County investigators said they will not file any charges on
the boy's grandfather because the shooting appeared to be an accident.
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