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NW Wisconsin Minor Accidentally Shoots Himself In Leg

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 at 7:06 am

A Bayfield County teen accidentally shot himself in the leg Sunday evening, according to WDIO. The injury was not life threatening.

The Bayfield County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 7:00 p.m. reporting that a 16-year-old in the town of Delta had been shot by an unknown person.

According to authorities, the reporting party said the unknown person had been attempting to steal some items from the truck belonging to the teen’s father parked in the front yard.

WDIO reports that through an investigation at the scene, authorities came to believe that the teen accidentally shot himself in the lower leg and was afraid he would get into trouble with his family.

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