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Man shot in duck hunting accident on Leech Lake

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news Park Rapids, 56470
Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that on 9-22-13, at approximately 09:23 AM, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a gunshot wound victim at the Cass Lake Indian Health Services. Deputies arrived and found that a male, age 19, had been transported to the hospital and was being treated for a gunshot wound to the lower right leg. Investigation into the incident indicated that the hunters were duck hunting on the Leech River near Federal Dam and a hunting dog had jumped into the boat engaging the trigger on a shotgun causing the discharge. The injuries were reported as non life threatening. The incident remains under investigation; however no criminal charges are pending. The Cass County Sheriffs Office was assisted by the Leech Lake Tribal Police Dept. 

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