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Goldsboro teen shot while hunting deer

Posted December 13, 2009

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— A Goldsboro teenager injured in a hunting accident on Saturday is expected to be OK.

Braxton Hood, 14, was hunting deer with his 58-year-old father, Danny, in the Momeyer area of Nash County when a bullet from the father’s weapon ricocheted off a deer and hit the teen in the forehead, according to Lt. John Reams of the state Wildlife Resources Commission.

The teen was transported to WakeMed where the pellet was removed. He was recovering at home Sunday.

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  • wildcat Dec 14, 2009

    Did the father intentionally shoot his son, and then call it an accident?

  • this is fdup Dec 14, 2009

    how the heck did this happen?

  • wildcat Dec 14, 2009

    WOW! God surely was with this young man. Accidents do happen.

  • JuanGrande v3.0 Dec 14, 2009

    A ricochet? Hmmm... maybe a shot at point blank range to kill the wounded deer? - artist

    That's why you carry a big knife.

  • JuanGrande v3.0 Dec 14, 2009

    so why was the boy downrange and close enough to get hit?

  • artist Dec 14, 2009

    A ricochet? Hmmm... maybe a shot at point blank range to kill the wounded deer?

  • oldrebel Dec 14, 2009

    So was it a rifle which uses bullets...or a shotgun which uses pellets (or slugs) since the story refers to both.

  • Caring Dec 14, 2009

    One word can explain this..."God"

    Glad he is okay.

  • concerncitizen Dec 14, 2009

    Fishon, I'm like you this is not enough information. It says hunting deer, not target shooting. The deer had on a bullet proof vest? Someone missed the deer, if it was there at all and hit something that is really hard?

  • mpheels Dec 14, 2009

    Yeah... if there was enough force for the pellet to embed in the boy's skin, there should have been enough force to embed in the deer's skin.

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