Teen accidentally shot by friend during duck hunting trip

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Posted: Dec 1, 2012 6:01 PM by Olivia LaBorde
Updated: Dec 1, 2012 10:10 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: livonia, duck hunting, accident, pointe coupee, gross tete bayou

LIVONIA- A teenage boy is fighting for his life, after a duck hunting accident in Pointe Coupee Parish.

It happened Saturday morning on Grosse Tete Bayou in Livonia.

Sheriff Bud Torres says the 15-year-old was with two childhood friends the same age when the hunting trip went wrong.

"These three young men are all avid hunters and outdoorsman this is a tragic accident," says Torres.

Authorities say one of the boys accidently shot the victim in the head while aiming at a duck, critically injuring him.

Authorities are withholding the name of the teen. But it hits particularly close to home for Torres who says he's a distant cousin, who says the community has come to the families' side.

"They're all at the hospital as you would imagine. A lot of the families and friends are there," he says.

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