Boy, 14, held in shooting deaths of two men at Oregon hunting camp

Thu Oct 3, 2013 9:46pm EDT

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(Reuters) - A 14-year-old boy allegedly shot and killed two men at a remote deer hunting cabin in northeastern Oregon, authorities said Thursday, before accidentally shooting himself in the leg while attempting to flee.

Grant County Sheriff's deputies went to the private camp outside the town of Granite early Thursday morning and found two men dead and the boy duct-taped to a chair by another camp occupant, Sheriff Glenn Palmer said in a written statement.

Both the 14-year-old and the victims, aged 43 and 64, were from the Baker City area of Oregon. The victims' names were not released pending notification of their families, the statement said, and the boy's name was withheld due to his age.

According to the sheriff's statement, the boy fled the cabin on foot after shooting the two men, then accidentally shot himself in the leg. He returned to the cabin to plead for help, the statement said, and was held at gunpoint and then duct-taped by the other occupant to a chair until police arrived.

The owner of the cabin fled the scene after the shooting and called police, the statement said.

After being treated at a local hospital, the boy was flown to the St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho, for further treatment. His condition was not immediately available.

State and local police are investigating the shooting, the statement said.

Oregon State Police spokesman Lt. Gregg Hastings declined to comment on the case. The Grant County District Attorney's Office did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

(Editing by Dan Whitcomb and Stacey Joyce)

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Comments (7)
jayplay wrote:
lock this lil thug up an throw awy the key!

Oct 03, 2013 10:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Something very bad, very wrong was going on to motivate a child of that age to kill two men who brought him to this remote location and flee. Someone needs to find out exactly what it was.

Oct 03, 2013 10:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MacMan wrote:
If everyone had had guns, this would have never happened, right?

BTW, why would you teach a 14 year old to kill animals for fun?

What goes around comes around, I guess.

Oct 04, 2013 2:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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