12-year-old boy accidentally shoots hunting guide
A hunting guide in Utah is expected to survive after he was accidentally shot by a 12-year-old boy during a pheasant hunt.
The incident marks the second time within a week an accidental shooting took place at the same hunting club.
According to FOX13 in Salt Lake City, Utah, 24-year-old Christopher T. Richards was leading four people on the hunt when a 12-year-old member of the hunting party fired at a bird from the opposite side of the trees.
His shot accidentally struck the guide, who was reportedly hit by six to eight pellets in his head and neck.
An ambulance transported Richards to a nearby hospital, where he was stabilized before being transported to two other hospitals. His injuries are reportedly not life-threatening.
The accident occurred at Sportsman’s Hunting Club in Utah, making it the second time in the span of a week an accidental shooting has taken place there.
The victim of the previous incident died from his injuries.