On Wednesday, a father and his 8-year-old son from South Carolina went hunting, but now the boy is in this hospital due to what was deemed as a hunting ‘accident’.
According to Sgt. Benji Byers with SC DNR, the accident occurred just after 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday in an area off of Highway 301, near Olanta.
Byers said officials were notified at about 4:30 pm Wednesday, that a father had accidentally shot his 8-year-old son while the pair was deer hunting, according to WBTW.
Byers said the boy was struck by stray buckshot during the incident and had to undergo surgery on Wednesday evening, however, the outcome of the surgery is not known at this time.
The boy was listed in stable condition before the surgery while in the hospital and his injuries did not appear to be life threatening, according to Byers.
DNR officials say the investigation into the matter is ongoing.
To reiterate, the father and son are hunting together, presumably Dad is teaching his son shooting/hunting skills. Then he shoots his son with a ‘stray bullet’ and his son (presumably) does not look like this innocent creature:
It totally makes sense.
A better outcome would have been this: