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Boy shoots friend in the foot


A 17-year-old Baldwin boy shot a 19-year-old Baldwin City man in the foot during a hunting trip Monday, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday.According to a Sheriff's report, the accident happened during a hunting trip at 352 East 900 Road in Douglas County. The 17-year-old pointed the a 22-caliber rifle toward the 19-year-old's feet while trying to reload when the gun went off.The injured man went to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by a private vehicle, where the injury was reported.Kari Wempe, a Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, said that the injury was minor and the man was treated and released. Wempe said they would submit a report to the District Attorney's office, but the office believes the incident was accidental.


Steve Jacob 10 years, 11 months ago

"19 year old man assults a 17 year old boy in Baldwin" will be the headline in a week or two.

Bone777 10 years, 11 months ago

You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose but.....

You can't shoot your friend in the foot.

jonas 10 years, 11 months ago

Son, if you aim a little higher, you got a good chance of being Vice-President one of these days!


Jamesaust 10 years, 11 months ago

We need to know the name of the minor. He sounds like a 17 year old likely to become Vice President someday.

Sigmund 10 years, 11 months ago

Every time I see that tweaker hobbling downtown on his crutches I just have to laugh, especially around Christmas time. God bless you every one!

Emily Hadley 10 years, 11 months ago

Sounds like he definitely didn't need to reload. Hmmm...

When you are trying to shoot an animal, there is a risk that you will shoot one, just not the one you intend.

goodstudent 10 years, 8 months ago

The 19 year old is my cousin and i go to school with the 17 year old and they have known each other from child hood. they were hunting coyotes. its just a accident.

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