Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and wounded a He said his deputies are investigating the shooting but consider it an accident. The Secret Service said that they gave notice to the Sheriff about one hour after the shooting. Kathryn Garcia, a reporter for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times , broke the story after receiving a call from Armstrong at 11am, after confirming it with the White House and hospital. McClellan said he did not know that Cheney had shot someone until that Sunday morning. But while she was out, her online story — posted before the age of social media — was blowing up.
URL Accessed on February 14, The film Vice has a scene that portrays this Dick Cheney hunting accident and is shown in the movie trailer for the film. Cheney frequently hunts ducks in Arkansas, Texas and South Dakota. Whittington described shooting at the first covey of quails, searching for a bird, then being sent by Katharine [Armstrong] to shoot the second covey. But questions are now being asked about the release of the information to the public, as John Shovelan reports from Washington. On February 11, , United States vice president Dick Cheney accidentally shot Harry Whittington , a thenyear-old Texas attorney , with a shotgun while participating in a quail hunt on a ranch in Riviera, Texas. Hospital officials said Whittington was alert and stable  and that he did not experience chest pain or other symptoms of a heart attack.
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Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Armstrong said she never saw Cheney or Whittington drink until later at the house where Cheney had a few cocktails. He added: "We hope that he will continue to come to Texas and seek the relaxation that he deserves. At a press conference, he said: "My family and I are deeply sorry for everything Vice President Cheney and his family have had to deal with. Transcript This is a transcript from The World Today. Al Franken , not yet a U.
Not sure what this is? There is no public record of the promised affidavit being taken or released. The AP quoted the ranch's owner saying that Cheney could easily have failed to see Whittington, as the latter walked up behind the Vice President from lower ground and in tall grass. The Vice-President thought that Mrs Armstrong should be the first one to get that information out, since she was an eyewitness. In other languages English Change links. The incident generated some suspicion because it wasn't disclosed to the press until the day after the shooting and then was revealed to a local newspaper rather than national news outlets.