Knox County, MO (November 23, 2019) – Police are actively investigating a fatal hunting accident that occurred in northern Knox County, Missouri this past Sunday.
Authorities have confirmed that a 17-year-old young man from Baring, Missouri, was killed after suffering a gunshot wound that was the result of a hunting accident. The teenage boy was out hunting with his 75-year-old grandfather, identified as Donald Howe, when the incident occurred.
Police say that the young victim was in a wooded area when the shooting took place. The shooter was located in an open field when the shooting occurred. At this time, it is not known whether the young victim was wearing the required orange hunting gear at the time that the incident occurred.
An investigation is currently being conducted by the Missouri Department of Conservation, as well as, the Missouri Highway Patrol, and the Knox County Sheriff’s Department.
We would like to extend our condolences to the young victim’s family at this difficult time. Our thoughts are with them.
Fatal Hunting Accidents in Missouri
Statistically speaking, sport shooting and hunting are two of the safest leisure activities in Missouri. Every year though, approximately 150 people are killed in the United States in hunting-related accidents and approximately 900 more are wounded in hunting-related accidents.
Three deaths have already been reported in the opening weekend of Missouri’s deer hunting season this year. With three hunting-related deaths already, it’s more important than ever that people use caution when hunting and practice firearms safety.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a hunting accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages stemming from the accident. Speaking with a skilled and knowledgeable hunting accident lawyer from Monsees & Mayer P.C. will ensure that you have the best outcome for your personal injury lawsuit.
Our dedicated hunting accident attorneys at Monsees & Mayer P.C. have extensive knowledge and a thorough understanding of all of the laws pertaining to hunting accident claims. We not only know and understand the laws, but we are also hunters and gun enthusiasts. We recognize the importance of taking basic precautions to prevent injuries to other people. If an injury or fatality should take place, we work diligently to make sure that the victim and their family obtain the financial compensation they are entitled to.
If you would like to speak with one of our personal injury attorneys regarding an injury you sustained during a hunting accident, call our Kansas City office at (816) 361-5555 today.
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