Children wounded in hunting accident near Sweet Home, Oregon

http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/children-wounded-in-hunting-accident-near-sweet-home-oregon/article_12ac6e3b-c34f-57a0-a075-a05f4160acfe.html

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.

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This story has been corrected, per new sheriff’s office information, to say two children were injured in the shooting.

3 thoughts on “Children wounded in hunting accident near Sweet Home, Oregon

  1. Pingback: Children wounded in hunting accident near Sweet Home, Oregon — Exposing the Big Game | CHILDREN IN SHADOW ::: CHILDREN IN WAR

  2. Hmm. A 54-year old father taking a 2-year-old and a 4-tear-old hunting. Guess he can’t get them killing soon enough. Judging from the father, they didn’t get any break in the gene pool either.

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