Friday, October 19, 2012

Maryland 12-year-old Shooting at Roosters Hits Dad

Local news reports

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.

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.
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.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. Did you catch the part about how the bullet ricocheted? There are things to do to avoid that, but some of it is genuinely an accident.