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Shotgun Accidentally Fired at Gun Club, Ten People Injured

| by Michael Allen

A 12-gauge shotgun was accidentally fired into the floor of the St. Charles Sportmen's Club in Blackberry Township, Illinois on Tuesday evening.

A 69-year-old gun owner had just completed shooting at the gun club and thought he had placed a “snap cap” in the barrel, but in reality had accidentally put a live shell into the gun.

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The unidentified man pointed the shotgun barrel at the floor, pulled the trigger and live shell fired a lead buckshot, which then bounced upward and struck bystanders and the shooter.

According to The Courier-News, seven people were treated at the scene for minor injuries, but three males, including a 14 year old, were transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

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Kane County Sheriff’s deputies said the shooting appears to be accidental, and that no charges will be filed.

Source: The Courier-News