Teenage boy fatally shot during target practice with dad

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy has died after accidentally shooting himself in the head during a target shooting session with his father in the yard of their western Pennsylvania home.

Emergency responders were called to the Allegheny Township residence Friday evening.

Police chief John Fontaine says Nicholas Ursiny apparently was trying to reload a small caliber pistol when it discharged.

He was airlifted to a Pittsburgh hospital.

WTAE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1WXVxNx ) the medical examiner says the teen died at the hospital Sunday afternoon. An autopsy is planned on Monday.

Charges aren’t expected to be filed in what Fontaine has called “a tragic accident.”


Information from: WTAE-TV, http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com

We welcome thoughts and comments from our viewers. We ask that everyone keep their remarks civil and respectful. Postings that contain profanity, racist, or potentially libelous remarks will be deleted. We will delete any commercial postings, as well.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s