Teen Seriously Injured While Hunting

By: Associated Press News Email
By: Associated Press News Email

News Release: Associated Press News
VERNON, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Panhandle authorities are investigating after a teenager shot herself in the leg while hunting.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Stan Kirkland says Andrea Wright was boarding a 4-wheeler Sunday morning when her shotgun went off.

Kirkland tells The News Herald (http://bit.ly/1mxbdDo ) that the gun was loaded with buckshot and the 16-year-old was struck in the leg.

The teen was airlifted to a Pensacola hospital, where she was in serious condition Monday afternoon.

Kirkland says the teen had been hunting with an uncle. It wasn't clear if she had taken a required hunter safety course or had a hunting license.


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