Shooting range accident injures 12-year-old

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LA PORTE, Ind. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy was taken to the hospital with minor injuries following a handgun accident at a north Indiana shooting range.

Indiana Conservation officers responded Thursday morning to Kingsbury Fish and Wildlife Area shooting range in La Porte after the boy was injured firing a handgun with reloaded ammunition.

Police said in a news release that the boy was with his father at the time. They say one of the rounds exploded inside the gun causing minor cuts and bruising.

The boy’s father took him to La Porte Hospital where he was treated and released.

Department of Natural Resources spokesman Tyler Brock said reloading ammunition is a common practice that can save gun enthusiasts money. He said the cause of the malfunction is under investigation.

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