At first, it sounded like a routine report that might or might not have been exaggerated, or might or might not have even been true. But when she heard the name Vice President Dick Cheney followed by something about a shooting, her attention focused fast. Around the evening before, Armstrong told the reporter, the vice president accidentally shot another hunter when a covey of quail burst from a field just around sundown. The other hunter, year-old Austin lawyer Harry Whittington, was peppered with pellets on the side of his face and in his torso. He was in the hospital, but the wounds were not life-threatening. Vice film: Harry Whittington, man shot by Dick Cheney, on what really happened on ranch.
Dick Cheney hunting accident
No End to Questions in Cheney Hunting Accident - The New York Times
The victim, Harry Whittington, a year-old lawyer, was transferred from the intensive care unit to a private room in a Corpus Christi hospital on Monday. He was listed as stable, with wounds to his face, neck, chest and rib cage from the pellets sprayed at him from 30 yards away by Mr. Cheney's shotgun. Calls to Mr. Whittington's room were routed to the hospital's marketing department, which said it was taking messages for him, but he did not return a call. Texas officials said on Monday night that Mr. Cheney would be issued a warning citation for hunting without a proper game stamp on his license.
Cheney accidentally shoots fellow hunter
Questions are being raised about a weekend hunting accident in Texas that involved Vice President Dick Cheney. He accidentally wounded a fellow hunter in a shooting accident. The incident happened late Saturday while the vice president was quail hunting at a private ranch not far from Corpus Christi, Texas. According to ranch owner Katherine Armstrong, who witnessed the incident, a member of the hunting party had moved away from the group to pick up a downed quail.
On February 11, , United States vice president Dick Cheney accidentally shot Harry Whittington , a thenyear-old Texas attorney , with a shotgun while participating in a quail hunt on a ranch in Riviera, Texas. Local authorities released a report on the shooting on February 16, , and witness statements on February On February 14, , Whittington suffered a non-fatal heart attack and atrial fibrillation due to at least one lead-shot pellet lodged in or near his heart. Cheney did not speak publicly about the incident until February 15 in an interview with Fox News.