A 14-year-old boy was shot accidentally with a .30-06 caliber rifle while traveling in a vehicle, Sheriff Leo Dutton reported on Monday.
The shooting, according to Dutton’s early evening email, was reported by the boy’s father at about 4 p.m. The teenage boy and father had been hunting in the Nelson area.
Dutton said in a phone message that he was seeking additional information on the incident.
The boy was being transported to St. Peter’s Hospital by an ambulance from the hospital, and the incident remains under investigation. The sheriff’s email noted that additional details were not yet available.
The gunshot wound is reported to be in the upper left shoulder, and the bullet exited the shoulder, according to the sheriff’s email.