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Teen injured in accidental shooting in Atchison

A 16-year-old girl is recovering after accidentally shooting herself.

Posted: Jan 15, 2020 6:52 PM

(ATCHISON, Kan.) KAIR - A 16-year-old girl is recovering after accidentally shooting herself.

That word comes in a report issued by Atchison County Sheriff Jack Laurie.

According to the report, Deputies were called to the Atchison Hospital shortly
before 5:00 Tuesday evening.

They determined that the shooting happened after the girl discharged a firearm while attempting to disassemble it for cleaning.

She suffered minor injuries to her hand and was treated and released at the hospital.

According to Laurie, the accident, involving a 9mm handgun, occurred in the Potter area.

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