Girl, 12, accidentally shot at Idaho gun range

Authorities in south-central Idaho say a 12-year-old girl required hospitalization after being accidentally shot at a gun range.

Minidoka County Sheriff Eric Snarr tells The Times-News that the girl was shot Sunday afternoon at the Rupert Gun Range. Snarr says the girl was taken by helicopter to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.

“There is video of this incident, “ Snarr told the paper. “You can clearly see that it is an accidental shooting.”

Snarr says the girl’s mother said her daughter was in stable condition Monday. Police are investigating.

The paper reported that a witness posted on Facebook that the girl was shot in the stomach while someone at the range was clearing a weapon. The round reportedly ricocheted off a metal table and hit the girl.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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