Monday, October 31, 2016 6:09 pm | Updated: 7:01 pm, Mon Oct 31, 2016.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say two children were wounded in a hunting accident east of Sweet Home, Oregon.
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley says two children, ages 4 and 2, were injured Monday after their 27-year-old father accidentally discharged his rifle while walking back to his pick-up truck.
Capt. Kevin Guilford of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office told The Associated Press that the number injured was revised from three children to two after a cut on a 6-year-old’s hand was determined not to be shooting related.
Guilford says the man was hunting with his three children and 54-year-old father at the time.
The victims were transported to hospitals by ambulance, and the 2-year-old with a serious leg injury was transferred to a Portland hospital. Riley says the 4-year-old was struck in the shin and treated at a Corvallis hospital.
Sweet Home is about 35 miles east of Corvallis.
This story has been corrected, per new sheriff’s office information, to say two children were injured in the shooting.