MN: Minnesota boy, 12, dies from gunshot wound in hunting accident

Minnesota boy, 12, dies from gunshot wound in hunting accident – Bemidji Pioneer | News, weather and sports from Bemidji, Minnesota


A 12-year-old boy was shot and killed while squirrel hunting with family members near Motley, Minnesota.

The boy died Sunday, Oct. 9, at a Twin Cities-area hospital, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office reported on Tuesday. An autopsy is scheduled with the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the shooting incident , reported at 8:19 a.m. Sunday in Moose Lake Township, north of Motley. According to a news release from Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch, a family from St. Paul was hunting squirrels on public land in the area when a 12-year-old boy was accidentally shot by his 47-year-old uncle of St. Paul.

Deputies and first responders began first aid and transported the boy from the wooded area to a nearby roadway to meet emergency medical personnel.

Life-saving measures were continued and the boy was taken from the scene to a nearby helicopter. From there, the victim went to a Twin Cities-area hospital with a serious, life-threatening injury, the sheriff’s office reported.

The investigation indicates the incident was the result of a hunting accident. It remains under investigation, the sheriff’s office reported.

Assisting at the scene were Motley Fire and Rescue, North Memorial Health Ambulance and North Memorial Health Air Care.



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