NH: Man shot in head by 8-year-old nephew while shooting chipmunks



A 32-year-old man was accidentally shot in the head Friday by his 8-year-old nephew while they were shooting chipmunks, according to police.

The man sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was sent to Portsmouth Regional Hospital and is expected to recover, police said.

Milton police and Milton Ambulance responded to 120 Bolan Road about 11:31 a.m.

Police said they determined the 8-year-old fired a gun and the bullet ricocheted after killing the chipmunk, striking his uncle in the head.

Milton Police Chief Richard Krauss said there will be no charges from his department in connection with the incident.

“It’s not against the law for anyone to teach a child how to shoot and take them hunting, even at 8 years old,” Krauss aid. “There are kids who learn how to hunt and shoot a lot younger than that.


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