Authorities: 7-year-old shot in hunting accident improving


April 26, 2020

McPHERSON, Kan. (AP) — A 7-year-old boy shot in a weekend hunting accident in central Kansas is improving, authorities said.

The shooting happened around 5 p.m. Saturday while the boy was turkey hunting with his parents south of Roxbury in McPherson County, Wichita television station KAKE reported. Sheriff's Capt. Doug Anderson said another hunter who believed he was shooting at a turkey shot the boy. Investigators said the hunter was actually shooting at a turkey decoy that the boy was standing near.

The boy, who was shot in the head, was flown to a Wichita hospital. The boy was expected to be released from intensive care on Monday, authorities said.

The names of the boy, his parents and the hunter who shot the child have not been released. The shooting remains under investigation.


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