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Adams Co sheriff: Teen shot while target shooting

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ARKDALE (WAOW) – A 14-year-old Racine boy suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen while target shooting with relatives, the Adams County Sheriff's Department said Thursday. 

The boy, who was shot with a handgun being handled by his 64-year-old grandfather, was reported in stable condition at a Marshfield hospital, the agency said.

“Personnel on the scene indicate the shooting was most likely accidental,” Sheriff Sam Wollin said in a statement.

The shooting occurred about 6 p.m. Wednesday near Arkdale in the Town of Strongs Prairie, the sheriff's department said.

Lt. Seth Tully said Thursday the boy's grandfather, who is also from Racine, was trying to “clear a malfunction” on a .45-caliber pistol when the boy was shot.

The identity of the boy, who was in the Arkdale area while on vacation, was not released.

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