POLAND - A Kennedy teenager is in trouble with the law following an incident which could have ended much worse.
Kyle Ross, 17, was charged with discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a residence and possession of a slug in the field with no hunting license Sunday.
New York State Police responded to the intersection of routes 394 and 62 in Kennedy for a report of a gunshot complaint. Troopers were told that a man was hunting in a field near railroad tracks on their friends' property when they heard a gunshot and a round missed the son by only a few feet.
The son told State Police that he observed a subject wearing a dark sweater and a hat on the railroad tracks from where the shot came. Troopers followed a set of footprints back to the subject's residence and an investigation revealed that Ross borrowed his friend's 20-gauge shotgun, walked into the backyard and fire a shot.
Ross was issued appearance tickets for Town of Poland Court at a later date.