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Teen Injured When Gun Exploded

Last updated on Tuesday, November 26, 2013

(FAYETTE CO.) - A 13-year-old girl in Fayette County was injured when her gun exploded while she was deer hunting.

The incident occurred around 9 am on Sunday.

The girl suffered a non-life threatening injury to her upper extremities, and is expected to make a full recovery.

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office was first on the scene of the accident, and the investigation was turned over to Indiana Conservation Officers.

The firearm that exploded was a single-shot, break action 20-gauge firearm.

Why the gun exploded is still under investigation.

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