13 Year-Old Dies From Gunshot Wound Near Shasta Lake

On Thursday, October 20, 2011 at approximately 1332 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a subject who reported that a 13 year old boy had been a victim of a gunshot wound while hunting with his father and other friends in the area of Robert’s Canyon off Shasta Lake.

Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Boating Safety Unit responded along with Fire Personnel, Fish & Game and members from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit. Upon arrival, deputies located the 13 year old boy who was deceased from a gunshot wound to his person. At this time we are not releasing names or any further information in regards to the case until all family members are contact and the investigation is completed.

Update: On Thursday, October 20, 2011 at approximately 1332 hours, the Shasta County Coroner’s Office responded to the report of a juvenile gun shot victim on the Pit River Arm of Shasta Lake. Upon arrival it was determined that the juvenile and his father had traveled from Washington State and were hunting in the area over the past several days. The juvenile suffered a fatal gun shot wound to his person. The juvenile has been identified as Michael Hunter Cook with a date of birth of 04/16/1998. The autopsy is scheduled for Monday October 24, 2011.

-from press release
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