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Teen injured in accidental firearm discharge

Shotgun pellets ricochet off ground, hit 17-year-old boy in face, shoulder, hand

TOWN OF SYLVESTER, Wis. - Officials said a teen was injured Friday shortly after noon when a firearm accidentally discharged.

The Green County Sheriff's Department said four people were shooting skeet when a shotgun malfunctioned.

A 17-year-old boy was clearing the weapon when the shotgun went off, the report said. Shotgun pellets ricocheted off the ground and hit a 17-year-old boy in the right facial area, right shoulder and right wrist in numerous spots.

The injured teen was treated for non-life-threatening injures, the sheriff said.


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