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Thursday, May 24, 2012

10-Year-Old Boy Shot in Portville

A 10-year-old boy is being treated for a gunshot wound after what is believed to be an accidental shooting in the Town of Portville last night.

State police say the boy was playing in a field when he was shot. He was stabilized at Olean General Hospital and then flown by Mercy Flight to Women and Children's Hospital in Buffalo for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

During their investigation troopers learned that a 17-year-old was shooting at a skunk in the general area where the boy was hit, but they are continuing to investigate.

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