9-year-old accidentally shot in hunting accident

A 9-year-old Wise County boy was killed in a tragic hunting accident Saturday morning outside of Decatur.

The Wise County Messenger said Callen Little was sitting in a blind with his grandfather, Jim Bob Little. They were doing a controlled release of pheasants. Apparently the boy stepped out of the blind without his grandfather knowing and when the pheasants were released, the grandfather accidentally hit his grandson while aiming for a pheasant.

Callen’s mother and father were also at the hunt, along with a registered nurse who immediately began CPR. The child was taken to Wise Regional Medical Center. He was pronounced dead opon arrival.

Walker also said that the ranch has hosted several hunts in the past that have been extremely successful and safe.

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