Last week, WSB-TV quoted Russell “Monty” Robertson, the fellow who was sprayed with shotgun pellets Sunday while following a John Oxendine quail hunting party, as saying that two types of pellet were removed from his leg.
Oxendine’s Republican campaign for governor had said the shooter in the accident was the candidate’s 13-year-old son. But Robertson’s statement raised the possibility – and only the possibility – that two shotguns were fired in his direction, not one.
We’re now hearing that a state Department of Natural Resources investigation will report that a single shooter was responsible and that a shingle shot came from a 20-gauge shotgun, the kind carried by the youth. All of the pellets dug out of Robertson’s leg, the DNR is to report, are the same size.
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