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Teen accidentally shot by father while hunting in Washington County

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A teenager was accidentally shot by his father while hunting in Washington County Wednesday morning.

According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, When the father and 14-year-old exited their vehicle on privately-owned land near Richwoods to hunt deer, the father attempted to load his rifle but a bullet jammed. The gun discharged when the father attempted to clear the weapon. The round then traveled through the open cab of the vehicle, exiting a rear passenger door and hitting the 14-year-old in the leg.

The teenager was taken to a local hospital and then airlifted to a St. Louis hospital for further treatment of the non-life threatening wound.

The Missouri Conversation Department is assisting with the investigation.

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