Boy, 7, injured at home-built firing range

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Updated: 9/02 6:16 am

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — El Dorado County sheriff's detectives are investigating how a 7-year-old boy was injured while shooting at his family's home-built gun range.

The Sacramento Bee reports the boy was flown to a hospital for treatment after the incident Saturday in the Georgetown area.

In a statement Monday, sheriff's officials said the boy, with the help of his father, was shooting at targets with a .22-caliber youth rifle while another adult was also firing nearby.

The statement said as family members looked on, the 7-year-old grabbed his chest in pain. The father found a small hole in the child's t-shirt and found the boy was bleeding from the chest.

The boy's condition was not known early Tuesday.


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DeputyDawg - 9/3/2014 8:14 AM
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Because it was in his backyard?

kdavis52 - 9/2/2014 11:52 AM
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Ricochet. WHY was a seven year old at a shooting range? !!! I didn't pick up a b b gun until I was ten. And then I was still too naive to know what I was doing when I shot my Uncle's pinky finger.He was 9 at the time. He held up a target and told me to see if I could hit it. Luckily I only stung his finger and didn't shoot his eye out. We laughed about it but it could have turned out differently.
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