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Monday, October 22, 2012

Police: Costumed Pa. Girl Mistaken For Skunk, Shot

FREEDOM, Pa. (AP) - Police say a costumed 9-year-old girl was accidentally shot outside a western Pennsylvania home during a Halloween party by a relative who thought she was a skunk.

New Sewickley Township police say the girl was over a hillside and wearing a black costume and a black hat with a white tassel. Chief Ronald Leindecker told the Beaver County Times that a male relative mistook her for a skunk and fired a shotgun, hitting her in the shoulder, arm, back and neck Saturday night.



Anonymous said...

And we don't need gun control? Or at least control idiots from getting guns?

Anonymous said...

No anonymous we do not need gun control, why should my guns be taken away because of something an idiot does. Maybe no one should own a car because too many drunk drivers kill people with cars....sheesh

Anonymous said...

If everyone wasn't so gung ho to kill every wild animal they might see then things like this wouldn't happen. Plus a 9 year old is not tiny. Would have had to be an awful big skunk. Plus you have kids at a Halloween party. Don't think anyone should have been shooting at anything. Don't think this warrants gun control just stupid idiot control. Prayers to the girl and her family.