Another Idaho Youth Dies In Gun Accident
The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office says a 7-year-old Coeur d’Alene boy has died in an accidental shooting at the end of a family hunting trip in northern Idaho. Officials say 36-year-old Robert Bartlett of St. Maries was putting a rifle in a vehicle Saturday when it discharged, striking Connor Bartlett. The boy died on the way to the hospital. Conner lived in Coeur d’Alene with his mother and attended Skyway Elementary. Grief counselors were at the school yesterday. The sheriff’s office says detectives continue to investigate the shooting. This was the second gun accident involving a young child to happen last week in Idaho. A 2 year old Rupert boy died last Thursday after being shot by his three year old brother. That shooting remains under investigation.