Harry Whittington, a millionaire attorney from Austin, was in stable condition in the intensive care unit of a Corpus Christi hospital Sunday. It was almost like he was spending time with me in my living room," said hospital administrator Peter Banko, who visited Whittington. Banko didn't say why Whittington was in the intensive care unit. The accident occurred Saturday at a ranch in south Texas where the vice president and several companions were hunting quail.
Dick Cheney hunting incident
Cheney Shoots Man In Hunting Accident - CBS News
Oscar Medellin outrider, between Cheney and Willeford, flushed the bird " Secret Service personnel" were reported to be with the two shooters and Oscar Medellin In a car at an unstated distance away from the shooting: According to the report, Cheney "was swinging on game", i. Whittington downed a bird and went to retrieve it. While he was out of the hunting line, another covey was flushed and Cheney swung on a bird and fired, striking Whittington in the face, neck and chest. Whittington's injuries[ edit ] Whittington was injured in the face, neck, and upper torso. Whittington was reported to be in stable condition at Corpus Christi Memorial Hospital and had been moved from intensive care to a "step-down unit" on Monday.
Cheney Shoots Man In Hunting Accident
He is of predominantly English, as well as Welsh , Irish, and French Huguenot ancestry; Cheney's 8th great-grandfather, William Cheney, immigrated from England to Massachusetts in the 17th century. Cheney is a very distant cousin of both Harry S. Truman and Barack Obama ; the three share a common ancestor in Mareen Duvall , a Huguenot who fled from France to England in the 17th century and later settled in Maryland. Department of Agriculture and his mother was a softball star in the s;  Cheney was one of three children. He attended Yale University , but by his own account had problems adjusting to the college, and failed out twice.
The warning came from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department after it investigated Cheney's accidental shooting of a fellow quail hunter Saturday on the private Armstrong Ranch in the south part of the state. The report said the victim, prominent Republican attorney Harry Whittington of Austin, was retrieving a downed bird and stepped out of the hunting line he was sharing with Cheney. Cheney, an experienced hunter, has not commented publicly about the accident. Whittington also received a warning for failing to have the stamp. A department spokesman said warnings are being issued in most cases because the stamp requirement only went into effect five months ago and many hunters aren't aware of it.