October 1, 2014 1:20 pm -

The 5-day-old Pennsylvania boy wounded by a hunter’s stray bullet is expected to be blind as a result of the shooting.


According to the Associated Press, Stefanie Iverson says her son Shayne’s life was spared when the bullet exited through the orbital area – or eye socket – of his skull rather than hitting his brain.

At the time of the shooting, the newborn’s father was holding his baby when a bullet was propelled through a window of their home, striking the baby’s skull on September 25th.

According to Indiana County District Attorney Pat Dougherty, the hunter had an agricultural deer control permit when he fired the shot that wounded the baby at about 7:00 p.m. that day.

The shooting was deemed as likely accidental, but there is a question as to whether the hunter followed state regulations.

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16 responses to 5-Day-Old Baby Shot In Head By Hunter’s Bullet Expected To Be Blind

  1. tiredoftea October 1st, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    I hope that hunter pays dearly for the carelessness of his actions.

    • Skydog2 October 1st, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      It may have been accidental but was certainly careless.

      • Carla Akins October 1st, 2014 at 2:35 pm

        Here is what I don’t get. If I am driving and although I may check both way, if I pull into traffic because I don’t notice and a crash occurred it’s still my fault. If I kill someone in this accident I am held legally and often criminally responsible. Why is this different with a gun?

        • M D Reese October 1st, 2014 at 3:33 pm


  2. tracey marie October 1st, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    hunting is hid JOB and he has no clue about safety and knowing his surroundings

  3. R.J. Carter October 1st, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    How hidden was the house for him not to see it at the end of his barrel?

  4. Edward Himsel October 1st, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Well that’s one baby who will never experience the gift of sight, and one man who will never get the image of his child being shot right in front of him out of his head, all because of some moron with a gun.

  5. edmeyer_able October 1st, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Gee if only there was mandatory insurance on guns to insure there would be a fund to pay for the lifetime of costs to be associated of this “accident” smgdh

    • M D Reese October 1st, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      I agree whole-heartedly. I’d love to see liability insurance (and of course universal background checks and registration) for every single firearm.

  6. rg9rts October 1st, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    The NRA september shooter of the month

  7. mea_mark October 1st, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    If you can shoot across a roadway and onto the property of someone else legally in PA, then the laws there need to be changed. That sounds like gross negligence to me.

    • whatthe46 October 1st, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      i’d say against whoever decided this an OK law to begin with. they should be charged with conspiracy. how stupid can you be to think this would be a good idea?

  8. Maxx44 October 1st, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Hunters aren’t the brightest bulbs on the tree. Driving through Virginia some years ago I saw cows with the word COW painted on both sides in huge letters.

    • edmeyer_able October 1st, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      Umm seeing as how it was Virginia are you sure it was for the hunters that they were labeled?……./s

    • Snick1946 October 17th, 2014 at 11:28 am

      I was about to post the same thing. I have known a few guys in my life who were into hunting. Nice people, but not real reflective and to be honest, not the brightest either. Real adrenal. The guy who did this probably feels awful- but he’ll be right back out killing other creatures again as soon as it wears off.

  9. Denise October 5th, 2014 at 10:23 am

    he should pay the medical bill.