Madison County boy accidentally shoots friend while hunting; teen wounded in buttocks admitted to hospital
January 24, 2012
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an apparent
accidental shooting that occurred in a woody area in the 700 block
of Deep Gap Road about 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Deputies were called to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital
to take a report of the shooting. Four people, identified as Joseph
Wilbanks, 18; Dustin Ramey, 13; Dillon Frenn, 18; and Sarah Ivey,
18, were squirrel hunting when Ramey accidentally shot Wilbanks in
the buttocks, according to a news release.
Ramey was walking behind Wilbanks when his rifle accidentallly
discharged, the teens told investigators.
Wilbanks was transported to Jackson-Madison County General
Hospital in a privately owned vehicle. He was treated for his
injuries and admitted.
Investigators did not know his condition at the time of the news
The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency is assisting in this
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