Nelson County, Virginia
The obit on the 7 year old victim, Connor Ryan Craig, from The Daily Progress in Charlottesville.
Updated 10AM EST 11.28.10 to include statement from VA Dept of Game & Inland Fisheries
Updated 8PM EST 11.27.10
Nelson Sheriff David Brooks, sadly, tells NCL this evening the 7 year old that was shot in an accidental shooting Saturday afternoon has died. Sheriff Brooks says the tragic accident happened when the 7 year old and his 10 year old brother were hunting in the eastern section of Nelson County.
The case was turned over to the VA Dept of Game and Inland Fisheries, here is their statement:
Single Hunting Fatality involving Two Juveniles
At approximately 4 p.m. today, November 27, 2010, on private property in the Wingina/Warminister area of Nelson County, two juveniles were involved in a single fatal hunting incident. A father took his 7-year-old and 10-year-old sons hunting. The 7-year-old shot at a deer with a pellet gun. He did not strike the deer. The 10-year-old went to shoot with a 410 shotgun and as he raised the firearm the 7-year-old ran into the line of fire and was struck in the back by a single shot. The child was transported to UVA Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. No names are being released since the incident involved juveniles. Conservation Police Officers with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries are still at the scene and investigating the incident.
Our NCL thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Original Post @ 4:30 PM EST
Nelson County Sheriff David Brooks tells NCL that his agency and rescue officials are working a serious call at this hour in the Wingina area of Nelson County. That is near the James River. According to Sheriff Brooks the victim is a 7 year old boy who is believed to have been accidentally shot while on a hunting trip in the Warminster area of the county.
As of this post, Nelson Sheriff Brooks confirms rescue is underway along with a medivac helicopter enroute to the area for transport.
More details as we have them.