Official Accident Report on Cheney Chooting

From Holden:

Here’s a PDF of the official accident report regarding Dick Cheney’s shotgun shooting of Harry Whittington.

Items of interest:

The safety position of Cheney’s shotgun is noted as “unknown”. I think we can safely say it was off, Cheney or the Secret Service undoubtedly told the investigator they did not know the safety position at the time of the shooting.

The accident can be contributed to Cheney’s negligence, as he wheeled and fired on a bird that had flown beyond his established safe field of fire. This is the most common hunter error resulting in an accidental shooting according to the most recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department statistics.

Neither Cheney nor his victim have completed a hunter education course as required by Texas law.