Sunday, February 12, 2006

BREAKING NEWS: VP DICK SHOOTS AND SCORES!

BC-Cheney-Hunting Accident,110
Cheney accidentally shoots fellow hunter in Texas
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and injured a man during a weekend quail hunting trip in Texas, his spokeswoman said Sunday.
Harry Whittington, 78, was "alert and doing fine" after Cheney sprayed Whittington with shotgun pellets on Saturday at the Armstrong Ranch in south Texas, said property owner Katharine Armstrong.
Armstrong said Cheney turned to shoot a bird and accidentally hit Whittington. She said Whittington was taken to Corpus Christi Memorial Hospital by ambulance.
Cheney's spokeswoman, Lea Anne McBride, said the vice president was with Whittington, a lawyer from Austin, Texas, and his wife at the hospital on Sunday afternoon.
(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
APTV-02-12-06 1443CST

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