7-year-old Boy Injured While Target Shooting with Family


A young boy, out target shooting with his father and family members, is now in a Sacramento hospital being treated for injuries.

A family from the Bay Area was shooting targets at a shooting range on their property near Georgetown on Saturday. The 7-year-old boy was one of two people who were shooting rifles at targets, as multiple family members were nearby, watching them.

The boy was shooting a single shot .22 caliber bolt action youth rifle with the help of his father. The other shooter was an adult man, using a larger caliber rifle, and was standing a few yards away from the boy.

At one point, the 7-year-old grabbed his chest, complaining of pain. He had a small hole in his shirt, and was bleeding from his chest.

He was taken to the Georgetown fire station, where he was flown to a hospital in Sacramento.

The boy’s condition is not being released at this time.

El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies are looking into the circumstances of how the boy was injured.