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Man says his bullet may have hit Amish boy

Posted: 12:31 PM, Sep 22, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-22 16:31:50Z
Man says his bullet may have hit Amish boy
Man says his bullet may have hit Amish boy
Man says his bullet may have hit Amish boy

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.