Gunshot Almost Hits Young Hunter

A 17-year-old Kennedy, New York, boy is facing charges for firing a gun into a field and almost hitting a young hunter.

State police say the boy borrowed his friend’s 20-guage shotgun on Sunday, walked into the backyard on an old railroad bed and fired a slug into a field.

A man who was hunting with his minor son in a field near the intersection of routes 394 and 62 told police the round missed his son by only a few feet. The son told police he saw a person wearing a dark sweater and a hat on the railroad tracks near where the shot came from. Police followed footprints to the teen’s home.

The 17-year-old was then arrested by Environmental Conservation officers for discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a residence and possession of a slug in the field with no hunting license. He has been scheduled to appear in Town of Portland Court.

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