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.


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

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.