News Decatur Texas: Grandfather shoots and kills 9-Year-Old Grandson in Hunting Accident

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    DECATUR — Hunting at the Nine Bar Ranch in Decatur has brought so many families so much joy. And now, for one family, unspeakable sadness.

    "I can't imagine anything worse than this," says Decatur ISD superintendent Rod Townsend.

    Peppered with pictures of a little boy wearing a cowboy hat and a grin, a GoFundMe page starts to tell the tragedy. Wise County Sheriff David Walker says Saturday morning, 55-year-old Jim Bob Little, who owns the popular ranch, was hunting with his 9-year-old grandson, Callen Little. Walker says Callen left the hunting blind, unbeknownst to his grandfather, and somehow ended up in the path of his grandfather's shotgun. He died after being shot once in the chest.

    "It's a tragedy," Walker says. "No one wants to see any kids hurt no matter what it is."

    Callen Little died after being shot once in the chest by his grandfather while hunting at the Nine Bar Ranch. Lauren Zakalik has the story.

    Walker says investigators remain on the case, but all signs point to this being nothing more than a heartbreaking accident. Hunting, Walker says, is part of the fabric of so many families here.

    "It's been a tough couple of days," says Townsend.

    Townsend says Callen had just finished the third grade at Carson Elementary school in Decatur. He says Callen's teachers describe him as an obedient, helpful, joyous little boy.

    "There's probably no such thing as a perfect child, but he was as close as they'd ever seen," Townsend says.

    News 8 spoke Monday to friends and family at the ranch who said they aren't ready to talk about what happened over the weekend. They asked for everybody's healing prayers and also issued a statement on their public Facebook page, which said in part: "We lost a very special boy today. I know he left a mark on everyone's heart. God speed Callen. We will see you again some day."

    "His teacher even said he was on his journey to doing amazing things," Townsend says. "There was not a doubt in her mind that when he got to high school he was going to be mister everything."

    It's hope that has now turned into a little boy's legacy.

    http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/2015/06/15/grandfather-kills-grandson-in-hunting-accident/71267698/
     
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    That kid looks just like a German Shepherd. No wonder he got shot.
     
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    I cant think of one thing that's in season. It's not really hunting season.

    My grandfather took me hunting countless times and never shot me. I always get suspicious when i hear story like this. Especially when someone is supposed to be gun experts.
     
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    Why are people giving them money as a result of this? What is the money for...more ammo?
     
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    In all fairness, your grandfather was a lousy shot.
     
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    I'm willing to bet my left nut that alcohol was involved :coffee:
     
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    haven't read the story -is Dick Cheney involved?
     
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    Kids and guns... what could go wrong?
     
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    9 year olds and deadly weapons.
     
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    This is what the kid was wearing......
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    Can you think of one thing that is in season?

    I bet the game warden is going to have some questions.
     
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    The kid was a boozer and just wouldn't listen. :fil:
     
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    How do you mistake a 9 year old kid for a deer and hit him directly in the chest? :wtf:
     
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    The grandfather was in a duck blind and he told the kid to start swimming.

    Something is really wrong with that. You can't shoot a duck in the water, can you?
     
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    It's not deer season. Plus you don't use a shotgun to hunt deer.
     
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