Merlin man says he could have shot 11-year-old boy by accident
October 27, 2011
Boy listed in fair condition Thursday morning
A Merlin man said he could have been responsible for accidentally
shooting an 11-year-old boy in the leg Wednesday while shooting a deer
on his property, according to a news release.
Darren Green, 45, said he was in his home when he saw a deer come on
the front area of his property. Green shot the deer four times, killing
Ulises Uriel Hernandez, 11, was waiting at a school bus stop at the
intersection of Russell and Hartsfield roads when he was shot in the
leg. He walked back to his home and called his mother to tell her about
the shooting. He was transported to Three Rivers Community Hospital for
treatment and was listed in fair condition Thursday morning.
Green said he later learned about Ulises' injury and told authorities
on scene he thought one of the rounds from his 30/30 rifle could have
struck Ulises, who was less than 100 yards away.
Oregon State Police seized his rifle as evidence. The investigation
Fair Use Notice: This document may contain copyrighted material
whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owners. We believe
that this not-for-profit, educational use on the Web constitutes
a fair use of the copyrighted material (as provided for in section
107 of the US Copyright Law). If you wish to use this copyrighted
material for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must
obtain permission from the copyright owner.