Hunting trip ends in death of Coeur d'Alene boy
Sunday, October 16, 2011
COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- The Kootenai County sheriff's office says a 7-year-old Coeur d'Alene boy died in an accidental shooting at the end of a family hunting trip in northern Idaho.
Officials say 36-year-old Robert Bartlett of St. Maries was putting a rifle in a vehicle Saturday when it discharged, striking Connor Bartlett. The boy died on the way to the hospital.
Conner lived in Coeur d'Alene with his mother and attended Skyway Elementary. Grief counselors will be at school Monday.
The sheriff's office says detectives continue to investigate the shooting.