Police: Child shoots, wounds self while hunting with family


SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky State Police say a 7-year-old boy shot and wounded himself while hunting deer with family in McCreary County.

WKYT-TV reported Saturday that state police say the child suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting. His condition is unclear. Police say the child and his grandfather were leaving the hunting area when the child attempted to remove the gun that was slung over his shoulder.

They say that’s when the boy accidentally fired the gun and shot himself in the back. They say the boy’s grandfather then took him to a Somerset hospital where staff called 911 and the boy was flown to another hospital.

Police are investigating and say charges aren’t likely.

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