Harry Whittington, Man Shot by Cheney, Out of Hospital
Harry Whittington, who will forever be known as “the man shot by Dick Cheney,” has been released from the hospital
The hunter shot by Vice President Dick Cheney said it ”was just an accident” and reassured investigators alcohol was not involved, according a county sheriff’s report. In Texas, Harry Whittington is scheduled to make a public statement Friday afternoon outside Christus Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Memorial where he is being treated.
The 78-year-old attorney ”explained foremost there was no alcohol during the hunt and everyone was wearing the proper hunting attire of blaze orange,” reported Kenedy County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Gilberto San Miguel Jr.
The county sheriff’s office closed its investigation without filing any charges. The department’s report supported Cheney’s account of the accident that injured the 78-year-old lawyer during a quail hunting trip on a private ranch in Texas.
I’m glad to hear that he’s okay. It was certainly a trying week.