The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports Whittington, then 78, was part of a quail-hunting party on a South Texas ranch with Cheney and others when the vice president accidentally shot him in the face and torso after a covey of game birds took flight. Dozens of tiny bird-shot pellets peppered his face and torso. Whittington lost consciousness and was taken to the hospital.
The National Archives is preparing to release a set of White House records relating to the incident in which Vice President Dick Cheney shot one of his hunting partners during an outing in Texas. A slew of official photos of Cheney's activities on September 11, is also slated to go public. The volume of papers actually pertaining to the shooting of Texas attorney Harry Whittington is unclear.
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By Daniel Bates For Dailymail. The lawyer who was shot by Dick Cheney during a quail-hunting trip says he will watch the new movie about the vice president which will include the moment he was gunned down. Harry Whittington tells DailyMail.
US Vice President Dick Cheney took the blame last night for accidentally shooting a friend while bird hunting but rejected criticism that he waited too long to make it public. Mr Cheney had been under pressure from Democrats and some Republicans to break his silence about his shooting of year-old Texas lawyer Harry Whittington on Saturday. I fired and there's Harry falling.
The wounded man, year-old Harry Whittington, was in intensive care at a Corpus Christi hospital after being hit by several pellets of birdshot Saturday afternoon, hospital spokesman Peter Banko told CNN. Cheney, 65, visited him Sunday afternoon at the hospital, "and was pleased to see he is doing fine and in good spirits," Cheney spokeswoman Lee Anne McBride said. Watch when Cheney's office decided to release information --
By Chris Spargo For Dailymail. It has been exactly 10 years since Dick Cheney became just the second sitting Vice President to shoot a man. Despite a minor heart attack Whittington survived the incident, but some of the pellets are still lodged in his body and Cheney has yet to apologize.
On February 11,United States vice president Dick Cheney accidentally shot Harry Whittingtona thenyear-old Texas attorneywith a shotgun while participating in a quail hunt on a ranch in Riviera, Texas. Local authorities released a report on the shooting on February 16,and witness statements on February On February 14,Whittington suffered a non-fatal heart attack and atrial fibrillation due to at least one lead-shot pellet lodged in or near his heart. Cheney did not speak publicly about the incident until February 15 in an interview with Fox News.
Mr Whittington, who suffered a minor heart attack when a shotgun pellet lodged near his heart, absolved Mr Cheney of any responsibility. As he was discharged from hospital in Corpus Christi, he said: "We all assume certain risks in whatever we do, whatever activities we pursue. And regardless of how experienced, careful and dedicated we are, accidents do and will happen.
Correction Appended. Whittington, 78, was taken by helicopter to Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition in the intensive care unit on Sunday, according to Michele Trevino, a hospital spokeswoman. White House officials did not release details of the accident. But Katharine Armstrong, who was with the hunting party at the time of the shooting, said that Mr.