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WV: boy in stable condition after hunting accident

November 24, 2008
Clay Co. boy in stable condition after hunting accident
By Gary Harki Staff writer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A 13-year-old Clay County boy shot himself accidentally with a slug from a .410 shotgun, said Hoy Murphy, spokesman for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

The boy was injured about 7 a.m. Monday in the Wallback Wildlife Management Area in Clay County, Murphy said.

The boy, whose name was not released, was injured between the wrist and elbow on one arm, Murphy said. Ordinarily a shotgun is loaded with small pellets, but they can also be loaded with a single slug.

He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he is in stable condition, he said.  

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