The China Post
Date: December 5, 2016
By: Kuan-lin Liu ,The China Post
TAIPEI, Taiwan — A 12-year-old boy killed his uncle and injured his father after accidentally firing a
hunting rifle late on Saturday.
The sixth grader, surnamed Pan (潘), was reportedly handling the rifle at home with his 20-year-old uncle, surnamed Feng (酆), when the weapon discharged and hit the uncle in the right pectoral.
The bullet shot through Feng and fired into a separate room of the house, hitting Pan’s father in the back.
Both Pan’s father and Feng were rushed to the hospital. Feng died from blood loss after the doctors’ attempts to stabilize him failed.
Pan’s father sustained an injury to the left side of his back, but reports indicated that the bullet had been retrieved and the father was not in a critical condition.
According to Feng’s 53-year-old father, who was also present at the scene of the accident, he and Feng had gathered at Pan’s house before going hunting in the mountainous Nanzhuang Township in Miaoli County. [FULL STORY]