PA 15-year-old boy shot in hunting accident
December 12, 2009
Area boy shot in hunting accident
A 15-year-old boy was wounded this afternoon in a hunting accident in
Lincoln, borough police and Allegheny County emergency dispatchers said.
The shooting occurred around 5:30 p.m. while the teen was hunting with
some companions in an area between Harrison Road in Lincoln and Washington
Boulevard in Liberty, emergency dispatchers said.
The teen was flown to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, where he
was in serious condition, a hospital spokesman said. State Game Commission
officers are investigating.
LINCOLN BOROUGH, Pa. -- A 15-year-old boy is in serious condition after a
hunting accident in Lincoln Borough on Friday.
The boy suffered a gunshot wound while hunting with friends in woods near
The Game Commission said the boy fell while crossing a frozen puddle,
causing the rifle to fire.
The bullet hit the boy in the back and exited through his shoulder, but
it did not hit any organs, the Game Commission said.
He was carrying the gun backward because he didn't want the barrel
pointing at his friend.
He was taken to Children's Hospital.
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