Pretty Prairie – Authorities in the American state of Kansas say a man has accidentally shot his 11-year-old son in the face while they were hunting in south-central Kansas.
The Reno County Sheriff’s Office said the accident occurred as the father hunted with his son and a 9-year-old nephew at a walk-in hunting field near Pretty Prairie. The Wichita Eagle reports that the father told the sheriff’s officers that his son had walked a little ahead. He said that when he swung his 12 gauge shotgun to the left to shoot at a flying bird, some of the birdshot struck the boy in the face.
The boy suffered superficial wounds.