July 14, 2018

From Goerie.com

MEADVILLE — A 12-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the foot Friday while hunting woodchucks with his father in northern Crawford County.

The boy was hunting in a field near Route 198 in Beaver Township around 2:20 p.m. when his .22 caliber rifle accidentally discharged as he was picking it up, state police reported. A round of ammunition went through his left foot.

The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to UPMC Hamot for treatment. The Pennsylvania Game Commission will investigate the shooting, police said.


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