A 9-year-old Amish boy who was shot in the head accidentally while raccoon hunting outside Fredonia died Tuesday in Children�s Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Rudy Shetler was shot at about 10 p.m. Monday along Bower Road in Delaware Township while hunting with family members, state police said. Police said a rifle accidentally discharged.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner�s office said Rudy was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday. An autopsy is scheduled today.

Fredonia Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief George Benninghoff said the boy was brought back to his house on a cart from where he had been shot, and firefighters treated him until ambulance personnel arrived.

Raccoon hunting typically is done at night, Benninghoff said.

He he was flown to Children�s Hospital from UPMC Horizon, Greenville.

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