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October 28, 2013 at 8:45 AM
COLFAX, Whitman County (AP) — A 12-year-old Pullman boy was seriously wounded in a hunting accident Saturday, but he is expected to survive.
The boy was shot accidentally while hunting with members of his family, according to the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office.
The boy was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.
The state Fish and Wildlife Department is investigating the shooting.
October 7, 2013 at 11:31 AM
The Associated Press
ELMA, Grays Harbor County — The Fish and Wildlife Department says an agent on patrol was in the right location to help save a man’s life after he accidentally shot himself in the leg with a black powder pistol.
Officer Mark James was on patrol this weekend in a remote area south of Elma where he saw the man shooting out a window at grouse.
KXRO reports when the man saw the officer, he began to unload the gun inside of his vehicle and the .22-caliber pistol went off.
James recently went through training for gunshot wounds and applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding. The hunter was treated at Grays Harbor Community Hospital.
It is muzzleloader season and shooting grouse is legal, but shooting from inside a vehicle is illegal in Washington.
September 5, 2013 at 7:30 AM
A 10-year-old south-central Idaho girl suffered a head wound during a weekend hunting accident.
Cedar Glaesemann of the Jackson area was accidentally shot after she fell Sunday morning while carrying a .410 shotgun, The Times-News reports.
The girl was dove hunting with her brother, father and grandfather, Cassia County officials said.
The girl was taken to Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City. Hospital spokeswoman Bonnie Midget said Wednesday the family asked the hospital not to release the girl’s condition.
September 4, 2013 at 9:41 AM
The hunter whose death in Okanogan County is being investigated as a homicide has been identified as Michael R. Carrigan, 52, of Hoquiam.
Okanogan County Sheriff Frank T. Rogers said Carrigan was shot about 7 p.m. Monday while grouse hunting with a companion in the remote Pontiac Ridge area northeast of Tonasket.
Carrigan’s companion, George R. Stover, 65, also of of Hoquiam, told investigators that Carrigan got out of their vehicle when he spotted a grouse in a tree. He said Carrigan fired twice at the bird, and after the second shot, Stover heard another shot coming from a different direction.
Stover then saw Carrigan, with blood on his clothing, fall to the ground. Stover took him to a nearby residence, but he was died there.
Members of the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Border Patrol arrived Monday night and are investigating.
Rogers said two occupants of a nearby home have been interviewed and several items were collected from the residence. Although no arrests have been made, Rogers said law-enforcement officers do have a person of interest who may be connected with the shooting.
September 4, 2013 at 9:10 AM
BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — Officials in Cassia County say a 10-year-old Burley girl was accidentally shot Sunday during a family hunting trip in south-central Idaho.
Details of the incident weren’t released, bu the Cassia County sheriff’s office said the family called 911 about 10 a.m. Sunday to report the shooting.
The girl was taken by ambulance to the hospital in Rupert and later flown to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. Officials did not release her condition.
Chief Deputy George Warrell says the sheriff’s office investigated the shooting and ruled it was accidental.
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