A juvenile male sustained non-life threatening injuries last week after being shot in what authorities are calling a hunting accident.
At about 8 a.m. on March 30, the juvenile from Illinois was snow goose hunting in a layout blind in southern Davison County, according to Conservation Officer Brian Humphrey, of the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department.
Reports say the gun’s safety appeared to be off, the gun was bumped and a round was fired into the juvenile’s lower body. He was treated at a Parkston hospital. No information was currently available on his condition. There are no criminal charges pending.
The incident is still being investigated, Humphrey said. Authorities are not releasing the person’s name because he is a juvenile.