NE: Teen Injured In Hunting Accident

January 15, 2021 | by Karla James

Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies were called to an area at 176th and Havelock around 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 14th to investigate a hunting accident.

Deputies learned that an 18 year old man was hunting with a 41 year old man.  The 41 year old was putting a high powered deer rifle away in the vehicle when it went off.  The bullet went through the seat and struck the 18 year old in the leg.  The teen was rushed to a hospital in critical condition.  He is now listed as stable but further treatment is needed.  Officials say there is a possibility he could lose part of the leg.

The investigation determined the shooting was accidental.

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