Sheriff: 12 year old shot himself while hunting

Posted at 1:27 PM, Apr 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-11 20:04:03-04

A 12-year-old boy is recovering after accidentally shooting himself while hunting near Firestone.

The Weld County Sheriff's Office said Monday that the boy was in stable condition after being shot in the side with a .22 caliber bullet on Sunday evening. He was taken to Children's Hospital in Aurora.

Spokesman Matt Turner said the boy and his family were hunting on their rural property at the time.

The shooting is still being investigated but no one has been arrested.