Cheney Hunting Accident

By: AP
By: AP

The daughter of a lawyer accidentally shot by Vice President Cheney says her father is a "very, very lucky" man.

Sally Whittington tells the Dallas Morning News the welts on her father's face look "like chicken pox."

Millionaire lawyer Harry Whittington is hospitalized in intensive care after being peppered with shotgun pellets while quail-hunting in Texas with Cheney Saturday. He's sent word through the hospital that he won't be commenting on the accident out of respect for the vice president.

Cheney is back in Washington.

The vice president's office didn't report the shooting publicly for nearly 24 hours, after it was reported locally on the Web site of a Corpus Christi newspaper.


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