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.
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The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports Whittington, then 78, was part of a quail-hunting party on a South Texas ranch with Cheney and others when the vice president accidentally shot him in the face and torso after a covey of game birds took flight. Dozens of tiny bird-shot pellets peppered his face and torso. Whittington lost consciousness and was taken to the hospital. He suffered what at the time was called a minor heart attack because some of the lead shot hit blood vessels near his heart. The incident, first reported by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times in South Texas, was extensively covered locally, nationally and internationally at the time. Is that what happened?
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Kathryn Garcia had just arrived for her Sunday morning shift in the Corpus Christi Caller-Times newsroom when she took a phone call in February 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. On the phone was Katharine Armstrong, the politically connected owner of the South Texas cattle ranch in nearby Kenedy County that bears her family's name.
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.