September 2, 2014 9:13 am -

Two days after being injured while target shooting, a 7-year-old boy remains in a Sacramento, California hospital. The boy’s condition wasn’t disclosed.

The unidentified boy was shooting a single-shot .22-caliber bolt-action youth rifle on Saturday under his father’s supervision at a shooting range on their property in Georgetown, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

[su_center_ad]NBC reports, “Another man was also practicing with a larger-caliber rifle. The sheriff’s office said that when the boy grabbed his chest and complained of pain, his father took him to the local fire station, where he was flown by helicopter to the Sacramento hospital.”

Last week, a 9-year-old girl accidentally killed a shooting instructor while firing an Uzi at a gun range in Arizona. The sheriff’s office stressed that no one at the scene saw any inappropriate behavior or ricochets with the 7-year-old’s shooting.

If there was nothing “wrong” in this scenario, then why is a little boy in the hospital?

According to KCRA 3, Although no one noticed any ricochets and the guns were always pointed down-range, the 7-year-old at one point grabbed his chest and complained of pain, deputies said.

The boy’s father checked the son and noticed the child’s T-shirt had a small hole in it, where he was bleeding from his chest.

A preliminary investigation shows pieces of a bullet did indeed ricochet, hitting the child, investigators said.

The boy’s condition is unknown at this time.

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D.B. Hirsch
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9 responses to 7-Year-Old Boy Shot In The Chest While Target Shooting

  1. rg9rts September 2nd, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Another NRA success story

  2. Abby Normal September 2nd, 2014 at 10:06 am

    The Sheriff’s Department spokesman was brilliant – for an idiot.

    Yeah, nobody did anything wrong. It’s perfectly normal for a 7 year-old to end up with a bleeding hole in his chest. Those things, happen, ya know? C’mon, folks, get with the plan. They just set up a makeshift target range in the backyard and the kid had to get airlifted to a trauma center. So what? Why are you even bothering to ask me about this? Damned liberals.

  3. Abby Normal September 2nd, 2014 at 10:15 am

    As soon as the kid is released from the hospital, the idiot parents will probably be taking part in an open-carry protest by marching through Target or Taco Bell with rifles slung over their shoulders – and lots of ammo.

  4. Dave September 2nd, 2014 at 10:16 am

    So was this a good target with a ricochet?

  5. allison1050 September 2nd, 2014 at 11:05 am

    So what the hell did go wrong then??

  6. Sister12345 September 2nd, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Gun lovers are going to stick together. We need a federal law that makes it illegal to give a child possession of a firearm.

  7. crc3 September 2nd, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Plenty is wrong. They are trying to cover their a** as usual….

  8. chungasrevenge September 2nd, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    piss poor training.

  9. jsutton September 2nd, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Dare I suggest not bringing children to gun ranges?