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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 11 years, 4 months ago

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

Bone777 11 years, 4 months ago

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

You can't shoot your friend in the foot.

jonas 11 years, 4 months ago

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


Jamesaust 11 years, 4 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 11 years, 4 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 11 years, 4 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 11 years, 2 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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