In cases like this when the first reaction is to “find someone to blame” the person calling for that assignment of blame is making a political comment.
What we do know about this case is that the gunshot wound is reported to be “self-inflicted”
Accidentally? Intentional Suicide?
UPDATE: (as of 1pm 18FEB14 by KTVE News)
Update (1 p.m.):
UNION COUNTY, AR (KTVE) - Union County Sheriff Mike McGough is now saying that the missing Magnolia boy found dead this morning died of a gunshot wound.
Earlier investigators said Hank Bollen, 9, may have died by drowning.
Sheriff McGough says they’re investigating this as a hunting accident and do not believe foul play was involved.
Bollen’s body has been sent to Little Rock for an autopsy at the State Crime Lab and the investigation is not yet over.
Family members also declined comment. They did say that this was a normal thing for Hank to go out hunting by himself. Hank was out of school Monday due to the Presidents’ Day holiday.