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Fargo boy injured when pistol misfires at gun range

FARGO - Police say a bullet went through the hand of a 16-year-old Fargo boy when his pistol misfired at a gun range Tuesday near Jamestown, N.D.

The boy was pulling back the slide to chamber a round in the .40-caliber pistol when it misfired about 7:30 p.m. at the range near Pipestem Dam north of Jamestown, Sgt. Mark Lykken said.

The bullet went through the boy's palm below the pinky finger about a half-inch in from the edge of his hand, he said.

The boy initially didn't seek medical treatment because he didn't believe the injury was serious enough and didn't want to alarm his family, Lykken said.

The incident was reported at 12:04 a.m. from the emergency room of Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, where the boy was treated for the gunshot wound.