Services Set for Clay County Boy Accidentally Shot in Face

Published 08/05 2013 12:11PM

Updated 09/04 2013 02:43PM

A 9-year-old boy who was accidentally shot and killed Friday evening in Clay County will be laid to rest Wednesday in Illinois.

His grandfather is out on 50,000 dollars bond after 9-year-old Daniel Wiley was shot and killed Friday evening. It happened around 6:30 p.m. on Whitaker Road east of Lake Arrowhead.

According to the arrest affidavit, 56-year-old Danny Bowman left his two grandchildren with their great grandmother to buy beer.

Authorities say the boys took a shotgun from the living room, loaded with three rounds and took it into the yard.

Daniel Wiley, visiting from Harrisbug, Illinois was accidentally shot in the head.

Bowman is charged with abandoning or endangering a child, a second degree felony. A memorial fund has been established to help Daniel's family with funeral expenses. Wiley's service is Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Harrisburg, Illinois at Reed Funeral Chapel.

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