PHOENIX (AP) -- Authorities say a 9-year-old Tonopah boy has died
after being wounded by what was described as a ricochet bullet as a
group of family and friends were shooting in the desert near his
home Wednesday morning.
A sheriff's spokesman said Wednesday
that initial statements from those involved indicated that another
person in the group fired the shot that accidentally wounded the boy
from a handgun. The boy was hit in the upper neck.
According to Maricopa County Sherrif's Ofiice Deputy Joaquin
Enriquez, there were five people in the hunting party, including the
victim's 15-year-old sister, a 15-year-old boy, and two men in their
Enriquez said the 15-year-old boy accidentally
shot the 9-year-old boy.
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