LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) - Morrison County authorities say a
17-year-old boy shooting at a squirrel shot and wounded a woman
sitting in her yard.
Witnesses say the woman was in a yard swing near Peavey Lake when
she heard a shot nearby and felt a pain in her side.
Deputies were called about 5 p.m. Thursday and found first
responders treating the woman for an apparent gunshot wound to her
The deputies found the teen who said he had been shooting at a
squirrel. The boy fired a .22-caliber rifle, and the round
apparently passed through some shrubbery and struck the victim about
140 feet away.
The woman was airlifted to a Twin Cities hospital. Her condition
Sheriff Michel Wetzel says the case will be sent to prosecutors
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