[Bad enough that so many fathers are out to corrupt their young teen’s natural affinity toward animals, but at least they could be sure to unload the weapons at the end of the day just so no one gets shot while packing them back into their vehicle.]
A 13-year-old Fort Worth boy is expected to recover after being shot in an apparent hunting accident near Whitney over the weekend.
The teen was packing up after hog hunting with his father and another father and son in the 300 block of Hill County Road 1263 around 9 p.m. Saturday, September 21, when the shooting occurred, according to Hill County Sheriff’s Office reports.
A weapon apparently discharged as the group was loading gear into the back of a vehicle, according to Lieutenant Kyle Cox. The boy was struck by a bullet in the lower abdomen.
He was transported to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth by CareFlite air ambulance and is reported to be in good condition, according to Lieutenant Cox.
Whitney Fire Rescue first responders were called to the scene, along with Sergeant Adam Tovar of the Hill County Sheriff’s Office and Game Warden Doug Volcik.
Everyone in the group resides in Fort Worth but owns property locally, according to sheriff’s office reports.
Lieutenant Cox said the shooting is currently being investigated as an accident and no charges have been filed at this time.