Thursday, June 4, 2015

Minnesota Boy, 14, in Critical Condition after Father Accidentally Shot Him in Neck

Local news

Hospital officials say a 14-year-old Minnesota boy is in critical condition after he was accidentally shot in the neck by his father.

The Aitkin County sheriff's office says Dawson Vanportfliet, of Aitkin, was flown to Hennepin County Medical Center after the accident Sunday night. It says his father, 37-year-old Dennis Vanportfliet, was cleaning a pistol when it fired, hitting the boy.

HCMC spokeswoman Christine Hill says Dawson remains in critical condition Wednesday.

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  1. "AITKIN - The 14-year-old boy who suffered a gunshot wound to the neck/jaw area in rural Aitkin has died and left the community of Aitkin with heavy hearts.
    Dawson Vanportfliet died Thursday at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office reported Friday."