Man says his bullet may have hit Amish boy

Posted at 12:31 PM, Sep 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-22 12:31:50-04

The Wayne County Sheriff's Department believes they have identified the man who accidentally struck an Amish boy in the head with a bullet who was plowing a field.

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The 34-year-old told police he was shooting pigeons at the time of the incident. The man fired one shot into a group of pigeons and then fired a second shot when the pigeons flew up into the air.

He believes the bullet that struck the 17-year-old, who was plowing a field nearby, was from his gun.

The bullet was removed from the boy's head and he was released. 

Deputies took the man's .22 caliber rifle to conduct a ballistics test to determine if it was the same gun.

So far, no charges or arrests have been made.