TN: boy injured in hunting accident
November 1, 2009
Boy injured in hunting accident here
Teen was tracking deer on Guthrie Road By DAVE PHILLIPS P-I Staff Writer
Published: Monday, November 2, 2009 11:49 AM CST A 15-year-old boy was
injured during a hunting accident in Henry County Saturday.
According to information at the Paris Police Department’s 911 call log,
Brandon Huffman was struck in the upper right thigh by shrapnel from a
12-gauge shotgun around 6:12 p.m.
“We’re basically believing there was an obstruction in the barrel, and
when he shot it, it basically blew the end of his barrel up and some
shrapnel came back and hit him,” said Henry County Sheriff Monte Belew, who
responded to the scene.
Huffman had been deer hunting by himself on Guthrie Road when the
incident occurred. He was taken to Henry County Medical Center and was later
transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center. A spokesman for the Nashville
hospital said Huffman was released today.
The Henry County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Wildlife
Resources Agency responded to the scene, and an investigation by the TWRA is
“We always encourage everyone to attend hunter safety classes that are
offered in Henry County and to always follow the ten commandments of arms
safety,” Belew said.
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