The 5-day-old boy who was accidentally shot by hunters near Saltsburg Thursday night is more seriously injured than authorities first thought, according to Indiana County District Attorney Pat Dougherty.
“It was originally reported that the bullet had grazed the child’s head, but it had actually penetrated the child’s head,” Dougherty said.
Dougherty said the infant’s father was sitting on a couch at about 7 p.m. Thursday holding the infant when the bullet tore through the window of the home on Elders Ridge Road in Young Township.
The shot came from a .308 hunting rifle, Dougherty said.
Dougherty said the bullet is believed to have come from hunters on private property across the street, and they had permission to be there