Teen Kills 2 Fellow Hunters in Oregon

Then wounds himself; police still unraveling
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 4, 2013 6:16 AM CDT
Teen Kills 2 Fellow Hunters in Oregon

A deer-hunting trip in northeastern Oregon turned into a tragedy when a 14-year-old boy killed two others at the cabin where the group was staying, authorities said. The boy then accidentally shot and wounded himself. The shootings occurred at a remote cabin in the Blue Mountains, though many unanswered questions remained. Authorities would not say whether they think the shooting of the two men was an accident or intentional, or whether the shooting occurred inside or outside the cabin. It was also unclear whether the boy was related to others in the hunting party.

The teenager had fled after shooting the men, but then apparently accidentally shot himself in the leg and returned to the cabin for help, say police. Another member of the group held the boy at gunpoint, forced him to get on the floor, then taped him to a chair. The boy and the two victims—ages 43 and 64—were from the Baker City area, about 25 miles east of Granite, the sheriff's office said. Their names were not released. (Read more hunting stories.)

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