Young hunter shoots trucker in apparent accident

| Wednesday, October 03, 2007

In Minnesota, an 11-year-old boy who was hunting with a 22-caliber rifle told police he was aiming at a squirrel when he hit a truck driver instead.

According to the Duluth News Tribune, the incident happened on U.S. Highway 53 near Orr – about 90 miles north of Duluth.

The trucker – who wasn’t named – was hit in the arm, but kept driving because he was outside of any cell phone coverage.

He was treated and released from a hospital.

A sheriff’s officer told the News Tribune the shooting appears to have been an accident, but is still under investigation.

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