A perfect summation, there's "nothing anybody could do."A Lake Hamilton grandfather who turned 69 Friday was killed early Sunday near Wauchula in a hunting accident involving a 9-year-old boy, according to Hardee County Sheriff's Office reports.
Sheriff's officials said Kenneth Lindsey Beach was shot in the head near his hunting camp on land he leased 10 miles southeast of Zolfo Springs in rural Hardee County. The boy, who hasn't been identified because of his age, ran about a mile to get help, but deputies said Beach died instantly.
"There was just nothing anybody could do," said Lee Witt, caretaker for the ranch where Beach leased a hunting cabin. "The boy came and got me, but it was too late. It's just so sad.
In these stories I've published today, an interesting twist has become apparent. Many times the victim of a child shooting is an adult. These cases are every bit as devastating as the ones in which other kids are killed or injured, but when the pro-gun apologists talk about the "vanishingly small" percentages, they leave these out.
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