Teen coon hunter OK after accidental shooting Wed. night
November 25, 2011
By Kim Schmidt, KearneyHub.com
KEARNEY — A Sumner teen was listed in good condition this morning
at Kearney’s Good Samaritan Hospital after an accidental shooting
Wednesday night near Sumner.
Bryce Brown was injured when he was accidentally shot in his
lower rib cage around 7:50 p.m. while hunting raccoons with three
Dawson County Sheriff Gary Reiber said the teens were hunting
raccoons just north of Highway 40 on Road 445 in Dawson County when
they thought they saw an animal in a ditch. The driver, John
Sleicher, 17, of rural Broken Bow stopped the vehicle and all of the
teens got out.
As the teens returned to the vehicle, Brown was accidentally
shot. Reiber didn’t know specific details of how Brown was shot,
whose gun the shot came from or the type of gun.
Sumner Emergency Medical Technicians transported Brown to the
Neither Sleicher nor the other passengers of the vehicle, Tyler
Bowden, 17, and Quinten Malcom, 18, both of Sumner, were injured.
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