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February 21, 2013

Accidental shooting injures 12-year-old

By CHRISTIN COYNE

WHITT - A shooting near Whitt Sunday involving a 12-year-old boy was found to be accidental, according to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were dispatched to the 1700 block of Hardy Road around 6 p.m. to collect evidence after a 12-year-old boy was taken to Palo Pinto General Hospital for an injury to his right ankle, according to Parker County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Danie Huffman.

Two boys, believed to be brothers, were behind the house apparently hunting squirrels, when the 10-year-old handed the older boy a loaded .22-caliber rifle, Huffman said.

The 12-year-old shot himself in the foot and right ankle area, the sheriff’s office reported.

The boy was reportedly transported to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth from Palo Pinto General Hospital and the bullet surgically removed.

The father was reported to be at work at the time, accoridng to Huffman.

Deputies collected the rife from the home during their investigation and the incident was later cleared as an accident.

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