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10-year-old shot, wounded on first day of dove season

DINWIDDIE, Va. — A boy was injured in the woods off Courthouse Road on Labor Day, by shotgun pellets, confirmed the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF).

EMS and Game and Inland Fisheries responded to the scene in Dinwiddie.

A 10-year-old was hit with the shotgun pellets. Officials on scene said that he had been transported to Southside Regional Hospital.

Sept. 1 is the first day of dove season.

A person is 127 times more likely to be injured playing tackle football than hunting, according to data by the National Safety Council.

In Virginia, in 2012, there were 25 firearms related hunting incidents, one of which was a fatality, according to data from the DGIF. Of these 25 incidents, 15 occurred when the shooter was swinging on, or firing at game. Six were self-inflicted and four occurred when the victim was mistaken for game.

Melissa Hipolit on scene collecting information, and will have a report in the 11 p.m. newscast.

 

11 comments

  • Bill Brown

    If “[a] person is 127 times more likely to be injured playing tackle football than hunting, according to data by the National Safety Council,” then that’s a good reason to keep shooting children.

  • Kenny Powers

    Was Dick Cheney around? I guess there are other idiots out there with shotguns. I hope there is a criminal charge forthcoming.

  • Belsma

    Please educate me. What exactly is the purpose of Dove hunting? Do people eat them or just shoot them out of the sky for the heck of it?

    • Troll

      athynz thinks he knows everything and yet is almost always incorrect. Perhaps pete athens will answer your query and then you can safely assume the opposite of his response is the most correct.

      • Belsma

        Don’t see that he posted anything on this article, so not sure what your point is. I don’t like chicken, so probably would not like “dove”. Just not from a hunting family. Thank you for clarifying.

  • Mo Fiscal conservatism

    I know hunt clubs where people will join just for the sport of shooting and killing them. Give the birds away or something. How is that any of your business?

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