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16-year-old suffers bullet wound

PEQUOT LAKES--A 16-year-old girl suffered a gunshot wound to the foot while loading hunting gear into a vehicle Tuesday, Nov. 6, in rural Pequot Lakes.

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PEQUOT LAKES-A 16-year-old girl suffered a gunshot wound to the foot while loading hunting gear into a vehicle Tuesday, Nov. 6, in rural Pequot Lakes.

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reported the sheriff's office was notified by Crow Wing County officials just before 6 p.m. Tuesday of a teenager being transported by private vehicle to Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd for a gunshot wound in her foot. Officers and North Memorial Ambulance intercepted the vehicle and located the 16-year-old. An investigation found the incident happened when a rifle accidentally discharged as hunting gear was being loaded into a vehicle in Maple Township.

The juvenile was transported to St. Cloud Hospital via North Memorial Air Care for non-life-threatening injuries.

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