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May 30, 2012 - 4:26pm

ATV struck by bullet while being riden off Wortendyke Road

posted by Billie Owens in batavia.

An ATV was reportedly struck by a bullet from a high-powered rifle while it was being driven near the railroad tracks off Wortendyke Road in the Town of Batavia. A caller who lives on Wortendyke reported seeing the shooter running toward a nearby trailer park. Law enforcement is attempting to locate the shooter.

UPDATE 4:43 p.m.: Deputies have located the suspect and are speaking with him now.

Doug Yeomans
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Seriously? Someone actually shot at a person on an ATV? I can't wait for the rest of the story.

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Be interesting to see the final outcome, whether thios was a stupid careless accident, or an intentional act.

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If it was accidental, it's still better to see if the person on the ATV is okay and to take responsibility than to run. I don't understand the running part. Even if the shooting was accidental and the shooter was a convicted felon who isn't supposed to touch a gun, it's better to stand still and take their lumps. Running just makes it worse.

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Nothing else was heard about this matter over the scanner. If there's a report or we learn of any new development, we will post it.

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Doug, that would be assuming that it was an adult or an otherwise rational person

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Lol Mark..that's so true.

Thanks Billie.

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