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Story by Sandy Kromeir - The Oregon Herald
Published on Monday January 31, 2011 - 11:21 AM
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OREGON CITY, Oregon - A 13-year-old boy thought the shotgun was unloaded. Police say he was attempting to scare is friend when he accidentally shot him in the head.

When officers arrived early evening at Clairmont Way yesterday, they discovered a 12-year-old victim with the gunshot wound to the head. Paramedics rushed the boy to OHSU via a LifeFlight helicopter.

This last weekend, police say the 13-year-old boy had been duck hunting with his father with the 12-gauge shotgun. The gun had never been unloaded. Unfortunately, the guns had not been unloaded and were not secured. It was the next day when his parents away that the boy and his friend were played with the guns and the accident occurred.

Police confiscated two shotguns and interviewed the boy who pulled the trigger then released him to his parents.