Official: Boy fatally shot in apparent hunting accident

April 8, 2021 GMT

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky boy has been fatally shot in an apparent hunting accident, a coroner said.

The 11-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the face Wednesday night while hunting alone near his home, Christian County Coroner Scott Daniel told WKRN-TV. He was pronounced dead from the injuries, the coroner said. The boy’s name hasn’t been released.

The shooting appeared to be accidental and self-inflicted, Daniel said.