UPDATED: Nebraska teen shot by father in Iowa hunting accident

December 08, 2012 at 09:25 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The mother of a Nebraska teenager accidently shot by his father during a hunting trip says her son could be released from the hospital this week.

The Omaha-World Herald (http://bit.ly/TMqwaO ) reports Lisa Rearick says her son has all his motor skills and suffered no brain injuries from the Saturday shooting.

Authorities say 18-year-old Ryan Rearick of Omaha was shot at fairly close range in the back of his head by a shotgun being carried by his father, Christopher Rearick, also of Omaha. The two were hunting for pheasant in Page County.

The younger Rearick was taken to a Red Oak hospital and later flown to Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha.

Authorities say the shooting likely would have been fatal if the gun had been loaded for deer.

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com


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