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Girl,9, in Halloween costume shot by relative

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:54 PM

A nine-year-old girl was accidentally shot outside a home during a Halloween party by a relative who thought she was a skunk.

The child was over a hillside and wearing a black dress and a black hat with a white tassel, according to police in western Pennsylvania.

Chief Ronald Leindecker says a male relative mistook her for a skunk and fired a shotgun, hitting her in the shoulder on Saturday night.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:29 PM

How in the hell do you mistake a child for a shunk? You look before you shoot dumbass.


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Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:52 PM

"Had not been drinking" my eyeball.  Must have been freebasing then.


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Posted 22 October 2012 - 04:43 PM

The last skunk I saw probably only weighted 5 pounds or so.  How do you mistake a child for one?


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Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:19 PM

View PostHilander, on 22 October 2012 - 04:43 PM, said:

The last skunk I saw probably only weighted 5 pounds or so.  How do you mistake a child for one?
First, Wolfknight is correct - you POSITIVELY- I D anything you are about to pull a trigger on.  But the guy isn't as guilty as it sounds...just broke the rule.

"The child was over a hillside and wearing a black dress and a black hat with a white tassel, according to police in western Pennsylvania."

If he'd had a problem with skunks and was expecting to see one then seeing her just over the crest of a hill, I can see how he could make the mistake....THAT is why you always positively ID what you are about to KILL...  Some folks don't need to have guns around.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:26 PM

Trick or Target?


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Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:52 PM

I don't think I wanna meet the skunk that is the size of a 9 year old girl. :cry:

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:55 PM

Why was he shooting a skunk that far away anyway?  Are they good eating or what?

This guy needs to go back to the meth lab and stay indoors.






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