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Boy Shot in Chest in Hunting Accident

By First Coast News Staff

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- A 10-year-old boy has been lifeflighted to Shands

Jacksonville after being shot in the chest on Jacksonville's westside.

Jacksonville Fire & Rescue spokesperson Bennie Seth says the shooting appears to be the result of a hunting accident.

Authorities believe the boy was shot by a 14-yr-old as they were hunting deer with a shotgun.

The shooting happened at U.S. 301 and Normandy Blvd. near Maxville Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities say the boy's injuries are not life-threatening.

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