17 Year Old Shot In Leg

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

A teenager is recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg, but all indications are it was just an accident.

The Onslow County Sheriff's Office says the 17 year old from Hubert was shot in his right leg just above his knee at 908 Queens Creek Road Saturday.

Emergency medical personnel transported the victim to the Onslow Memorial Hospital.

Officials say the injuries were not serious. The victim claims the incident was an accident.


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  • by Bob Location: Belhaven on May 12, 2009 at 06:43 PM
    Why is it we always wish to blame someone other than the one responsible. The 17 year old shot themselves accidently. it was an accident...the parents should not be charged with anything. Come on people the person was 17 not 7...The victim has learned a very valuable, if somewhat painful, lesson. Thanks Concerned Citizen from Greenville...very sound advice!!!
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Greenville on May 12, 2009 at 03:34 PM
    These four rules, if followed explicitly, will guarantee firearms safety. Memorize them and heed them. Always! * All firearms are loaded. - There are no exceptions. Don't pretend that this is true. Know that it is and handle all firearms accordingly. Do not believe it when someone says: "It isn't loaded." * Never let the muzzle of a firearm point at anything you are not willing to destroy. - If you are not willing to see a bullet hole in it do not allow a firearm's muzzle to point at it. This includes things like your foot, the TV, the refrigerator, the dog, or anything else that would cause general upset if a hole appeared in it. * Keep your finger off the trigger unless your sights are on the target. - Danger abounds if you keep your finger on the trigger when you are not about to shoot. * Be sure of your target and what is behind it. - Never shoot at sounds or a target you cannot positively identify
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Greenville on May 12, 2009 at 03:13 PM
    Safety saftey safety... at 17 he should have known better then to point a gun at himself. Especially if he was unsure if the gun was loaded or not. The parents possibly shout be charged. In my opinion it all depends on whether or not his parents had taught him about gun safety rules. At 17 he should have known better but even grown adults make mistakes as evident on the following site. http://negligentdischarge.com/main.html
  • by Fine Line Location: Gville on May 12, 2009 at 06:55 AM
    According to the court system, it depends on the situation if 17 is a minor. For example, when it comes to a parent providing for the 17 year old such as food, clothes, roof over head he or she is considered a minor, but let he/she break the law then the court system wants to treat he/she like an adult.......Now you tell me who's screwed up in head!
  • by ozone Location: belhaven on May 12, 2009 at 05:57 AM
    17 is not a minor...
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on May 12, 2009 at 03:29 AM
    Charges filed? NC law states that firearms must be stored in such a manner that they are not accessible by a minor. 17 is still a minor. If no adult was present then charges should be pending against parents.
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