A Teenager Killed at the Opening of Hunting in Vendee

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A teenager killed at the opening of hunting in Vendee

Dramatic accident in Vendée, Sunday morning, the first day of the new hunting season. A 13 year old boy was the victim of a gunshot to the head. Transported in serious condition in Nantes, he died of his injuries.

A 13 year old boy died from a gunshot to the head, fired by his grandfather, Sunday morning during a hunting accident near Lucon (Vendée).

In cardiac arrest, the teenager was transported by helicopter to University Hospital of Nantes, said firefighters and police. He died of his injuries, according to a source close to the investigation.

Another child injured in the Var

The victim accompanied the hunters at the time of the accident, which took place at 11.30am in the municipality of Triaize, the first day of the opening of hunting in the department of Vendée.

He was a victim of a shooting as he picked up a bird.

Prosecutors in La Roche-sur-Yon has opened an investigation to determine the circumstances of the accident.

Another hunting accident occurred Sunday in the Var. An 11-year-old hit by a bullet, is in critical condition.

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