An 11-year-old boy died after his stepfather shot him while hunting deer on private property in Clay Township, Saint Clare County.
Clay City Police said the shooting took place around 8 pm. In complex 6300 on Benoit Road
Clay City Police said the 11-year-old was in the woods with his family, looking for deer, when witnesses heard gunshots and saw the boy on the ground.
“They went out into the woods earlier, hunted, shot deer, and then came back with other people to try to track down the deer. While doing so, some shots were fired and the 11-year-old was injured,” said Clay. Taub. Police Chief Michael Koch.
The baby was hit by a tour launched by his 40-year-old stepfather.
According to the police, the boy was being treated by family members when the police arrived and CPR was performed. Police said that while they were there, another bullet was fired.
Police said the girl’s mother shot her in the hand while trying to unload a pistol, and it detonated by mistake.
The boy was taken to McLaren Hospital in Macomb, where he was later pronounced dead.
His stepfather is currently in custody, and the Saint Clair County Prosecutor’s Office is reviewing the case.
Last weekend was at Liberty Hunt in Michigan, and it’s open especially for minors and hunters with a disability.
“Last weekend was chasing youths across Michigan,” Koch said. “Children are allowed to go out there and enter the woods before any pressure begins by the arch season which starts on October 1st,”
The boy is the second fishing-related death in eastern Michigan. A 14-year-old boy was killed on Saturday when he apparently slept in a corn field and was run over by a harvesting machine.