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7-Year-Old Boy is Injured After Target Shooting

7-Year-Old Boy is Injured After Target Shooting
Posted September 1st, 2014 @ 4:10pm by KFBK News - Kaitlin Lewis

A 7-year-old Bay Area boy had to be flown to a Sacramento hospital after he was hurt while target shooting on a homemade range in Georgetown.

The El Dorado County Sheriff's Department, reports the child was using a single-shot .22-caliber bolt action youth rifle with the help of his father.

Despite the fact that no one noticed any ricochets and the guns were always pointed down-range, the 7-year-old at one point grabbed his chest and complained of pain.

According to deputies the father checked and noticed the child's T-shirt had a small hole in it, where the son was bleeding from his chest. The family constructed the shooting range on the property. The child's medical condition is unknown.

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