The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident in which a 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his father in the chest while firing at roosters on a farm in Thurmont, authorities said Thursday.Don't you think that boy was taught gun safety even the rule about being sure of your target and what's behind it? Sure he was. That's how good education and safety training works with some people.
The boy and his father, a 48-year-old Frederick resident, were outside at the farm, where the boy was shooting a .22-caliber rifle, said Cpl. Jennifer Bailey, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office.
“What they were shooting at were Bantam roosters, which were very aggressive on the property,” Bailey said.
The father was struck when one of the bullets ricocheted off a truck and hit him in the chest, she said.
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