Accidental Shooting In Crescent

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Authorities say an 18-year-old Iowan has accidentally shot himself in the thigh.

Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker says the rifle discharged while the young man was cleaning it around 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The shooting occurred at a home near Old Lincoln Highway in Crescent.

The victim was flown for treatment at a hospital in Omaha. His condition was listed as serious.

Danker says "nothing appears suspicious about the shooting."


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